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NAS Adapter


NAS Adapter


Addonics NASU2 Network Storage Adapter NASU2 699

  • Convert any USB 2.0 / 1.1 mass storage device into a Network Attached Storage device
  • Great for creating a custom Network Attached Storage appliance
  • USB port can be used to power most 2.5″ USB hard drives or any low powered USB storage device
  • Support Fast Ethernet 10/100Mbps
  • Can be set as a print server to attach any USB printer to the network

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Question by BeeBop: How can I limit other people’s access to my network hard drives?
I have high speed cable with a wireless modem attached. Connected to my modem are two network hard drives. Right now, anyone with access to my wifi password can see/access the network hard drives. How can I make it so that I can see and access the network hard-drives but others (who also have access to my wifi) cannot? If it helps, I have a PC and am on Windows Vista. Thank you!

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Answer by Arie
You can only limit access by requiring a username and password when accessing your network attached storage.

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  1. 80 of 80 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Nice cheap NAS, but not for everyone, November 10, 2009
    By 
    Faustus “Faustus” (NJ, USA) –

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    This review is from: NAS Adapter (Personal Computers)

    This is a rather quirky product. I have to say at first I wanted my money back and was so pissed and frustrated at the damn thing (this is why I say it is not for the feint of heart). Eventually after a lot of playing around with the NAS settings, changing settings on my router, and general tinkering around with it I got it to work the way I’d like. The NAS is a very good yet very simple device so it does take a bit of technical knowledge/tools to get this thing working right. The setup is a simple plug-in to a USB port from your external hard drive and a jack into one of your router’s ethernet ports. Of course it also needs power but other than that make sure your external hard drive is on and you’re in business.

    The main features of the NAS include:

    1) Media Server that will sync pictures, music, and videos to things like X-Box’s, PS3’s, Media center PC’s, etc.
    2) BitTorrent to download all of those media files or other digital content.
    3) SMB general file sharing service.
    4) FTP file sharing for web based file access.
    5) It is dirt cheap compared to most NAS devices which cost upwards of $150 to $200, which means you have to accept the quirks (yes, quirkiness is a feature).

    The system is not a flawless one so like I said earlier you really should know a thing or two about computers to use this. Below are a list of things I did to ensure this device will work as well as any “quirks” I ran into:

    1) Use at least a 100Mbps router but preferably a 1Gbps router like a Wireless N (a switch or wired router is fine too). Do not use a hub. They are dumb devices and will usually mess up video quality.
    2) Enable QoS (quality of service), it is your friend. This guarantess better streaming quality and a consistant file sharing experience.
    3) Do not use more than two features of the device at once e.g. FTP, BitTorrent, and media streaming. Though it can be done, the NAS’s processor cannot really handle it thus causing it to fail and therefore freeze. The only way to fix it is to reset it by unplugging it for 15 seconds minimum as the internal reset from the web interface does not work at that point.
    4) The media server works great on my PS3 and PC, however it only recognize avi files for video and mp3 files for audio. No other video or audio format is recognized despite the server saying it recognizes mp4 which my PS3 can play.
    5) When using BitTorrent if your NAS ever gets shut off, interrupted, etc. the NAS will need to start your download all over again. The files downloaded are intact but anything that did not finish is lost which makes the NAS not ideal for very large or important files. On a side note also be sure to run only one or two BitTorrent files simultaneously as this can also crash the NAS.
    6) Do not use a complicated or multifunctional USB device with the NAS. The NAS can only recognize one device at a time so more than one will only confuse it. An example would be a external hard drive dock with card reader or some (notall) multifunction printers.
    7) If you ever have a problem streaming music or video, sharing files, or downloading BitTorrent always try different things. Resetting both the NAS and the receiving device is a good idea as well as trying different downloads, reuploading the original files, or recoding the video/music to a different format.

    In general it works 85% of the time with no problems (now that I know how it works) and requires very little resetting after I got it fixed. This NAS is cheap, does what it says and does it well so long as you are comfortable witha couple quirks. In the end I had to give it a 4 star rating because I like what it does despite the issues, but I still was teed-off that I initially had so many problems. Hope it helps any prospective or existing owners.

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  2. 24 of 24 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Worked great for me, March 20, 2009
    By 
    Don Watkins (Austin, TX) –
    (REAL NAME)
      

    This review is from: NAS Adapter (Personal Computers)

    I had no problems with this guy. It installed like a champ, not that there’s a lot to install, you just plug it into your switch and your USB device (USB drive or printer) and off you go. Running the supplied discovery program allowed me to locate it on the network immediately and once set up in the network it was available via Windows “network neighborhood”.

    Administration and set up was easy done via a browser interface.

    For attaching a USB drive requires that any attached storage device be formatted as a FAT partition and the device includes it’s own partitioning software. It does allow large files (I loaded several movies well in excess of 4Gb with no problem) but it does mean that anything you have on the drive will be wiped out so no “cheating” by adding the files via a direct USB connection to your computer.

    I didn’t try the ftp connection but the torrent client was a nice surprise; it is independent of your computer so you can set up a slow torrent download and not have to keep your computer running for those marathon 2 day downloads.

    And certainly a lot cheaper than a standalone NAS!

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  3. 12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Very Happy with the NAS, January 30, 2009
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    Paul Ainslie “Widge” (Temple, TX) –
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    I had been looking for a NAS so that I could store data on my home network in a central repository. Not only did I want to free up hard drive space on the computers themselves, but also have a secondary site for backups of important data. The Addonics USB to NAS adapter proved to be the most versatile of all of the different options I looked at. In addition, it also doubles as a print server for USB printers and an FTP server. Setup was very easy. Also, because this NAS is very small, it can be tucked out of the way. One feature I really like is the ability to set a sleep mode for the atached hard drive. Not only does this save power, but helps keep the hard drive from overheating. I really like this product.

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