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Western Digital WD ShareSpace

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Pros

RAID 0,1 and 5

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Use it to centralize your home media and stream to any tv or media player in the house

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High speed 1000 Mbit/s transfer rates when used in a GigE network

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2TB version is much cheaper than 8TB version, with the option of upgrading the drives if desired

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MioNet remote access software included

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upgradable firmware

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Direct access to iTunes server

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Built-in FTP server

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easy to set up and manage

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21W at idle - low power consumption for 24/7 NAT storage, does not require an online PC

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3 USB ports included with one in the front

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RAID 5 is the default

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quality, compact build

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Cons

Only WD drives can be used as replacements

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designed for non-demanding consumers only, very slow write speeds

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initial firmwares were very buggy, slow

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bright LEDs

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poor value - very expensive for the performance

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The Western Digital WD ShareSpace is a quadruple-drive, network storage unit that connects via Gigabit Ethernet to a small office or home network and is available in 2TB, 4TB and 8TB capacities. The preloaded Anywhere Access software is web-based which means you access the drive from your web browser via a Java Applet, where you can see the drive contents and perform other management duties. Different RAID configurations are offered, with the 8TB version coming with RAID 5 as standard and the 2TB version shipping with a RAID 0 or, 'striped' formation, although any of the three possible formations can be achieved without reformatting the system should you decide to swap out the drives with new ones. There are a total of three USB ports including one in the front which let you connect other external drives for quick file transfer or just more storage space. As well as being a good way to centralize common files in an office, it is also DLNA certified which means you can use it as a home media hub that can stream video and audio to your entertainment system and other devices such as Xbox or PlayStation.

Features
  • 4 X 7200 RPM swappable SATA drives (replacement drives sold by Western Digital)
  • 1000 Mbit/s transfer rate when used in a GigE network
  • 480 Mb/s USB 2.0 transfer rate
  • 3 X USB 2.0 ports(one in front)
  • WD Anywhere Access and MioNet software included
  • Email alert system
  • RAID 0, 1 and 5 supported
  • iTunes server
  • Security options include user ID's, permissions, quotas
  • FTP server included
Post Review
Paul
07/08/2013 12:33

Well, I have a big problem and it's very Urgent. I have the same NAS and 4 * 2TB Hard Drive. Now when i click on Volume and Raid management, I am getting the DataVolume status fail, but all my hard drive seems to be in good state. I can see my shared folder but I cannot open them. I have all my ImageLibrary on it. Could anyone guide me through how I can retrieve my data.

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