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  1. H0LLYW00D

    H0LLYW00D TPF Noob!

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    I currently have my server running through a linksys wirless router and then out to the internet and im thinking of getting a network attached storage device and am curious if anyone has or has use one of these devices and also if it is worth upgrading my network to a gigabit system at the same time?
     
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    I am running a Wester Digital World book 1 TB network storage drive. It has a gigabit port and a usb port to attache a removable drive to it. I have it plugged in to a 24 port switch that is then plugged into a linksys 300N wirless router that is plugged into my cable modem.

    The only gigbit port i have is on the tb itself. I have no problems with pushing lots a data to it from my wirless computers or my wired computer. It would be nice to have gigabit ports but i simply dont need it.

    So, if u have the money and feel as though u will need the gigbit then go for it however unless your interernet and every thing else on the network is running gigabit your going to have bottle necks and a network is only as fast as its slowest link.
     
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    I used to have a NAS device, until it broke...

    When it was working, it was fantastic, but I had a ton of driver issues with it every time I introduced a new computer or reformatted. (Ximeta brand)

    I am looking to buy a new one sometime soon, though...hopefully the tech has gotten better
     
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    H0LLYW00D TPF Noob!

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    i went to the store today and they had the D-Link DNS323 instock so i got that with two 160GB hitatchi drives so i can RAID 1 them. I'm gonna set it up when i get home.
     
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    Here is a great resource to help you decide on a NAS:
    http://www.smallnetbuilder.com/component/option,com_nas/Itemid,190

    I use a gigabit network for all of my PC's and you can expect to double the speeds (in bursts) of your 10/100. On average, I get around 25MBps.

    Also, don't forget you may need to upgrade your ethernet cables for gigabit. Atleast Cat5e, but preferably Cat6.
     
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    my real job is computer programming and networking security so if u guys got any questions let me know..

    i currently have a t3 connections with a belkin router that runs a 2port pc server, then off that i have a hub system which runs to a switch that allows me to bridge my xbox live and cheat online lol..
     

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