Iomega Home Media Drive

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  1. trainer

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    I bought an Iomega Home Media Drive yesterday as my backup drive had failed. I am really impressed with it. It is simple to set up, backs up automatically and is a network drive so I can shares files around the house. It has an in built iTunes server so I can play tunes on any player even if the music isn't stored on the the player.

    1Tb of storage and peace of mind.
     
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    The netgear stora drives are good for that as well, you can stick in 2x2tb drives to create a nas drive complete with auto backup.

    Got mine for £69(box only, drives extra) from ebuyer
     
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    I hadn't seen the netgear drive. This Iomega doesn't have the ability to upgrade but I can get a larger drive. However I am not one for downloading movies so I think it will take me a while to fill it.
     
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    I use a QNAP. They have alot more functionality. They cost more but well worth it. http://www.qnap.com/
     
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    Thanks for the tip. Hopefully I wont need a replacement yet. The Qnap look quite serious bits of kit. Are they quite big?
     
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    Cost more!!! They are about a grand!

    I can get around 16tb of storage using a cheaper nas alternative. Lol



    Nice bit of kit though!
     
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    Not a grand for the single or dual bay ones though like the 119 and 219. Trainer they are about the same size as any other NAS aimed at the home user market.
     
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