Acer Aspire Easystore 2TB NAS drive

Posted by Ub3rG33k on Jan 15, 2009 in Tech |

I’ve added to my toy collection, I’ve bought (as the title would suggest) a new NAS Drive.

I’ve has for the pass couple of years a 500Gb Western Digital MyBookWorld, which as ….well ok, well, slow, unstable, and over heats all the time.

I had quite a manual process to back this up too, I had to keep a machine on all the time, to run a scheduled task, to sync all the contents on the NAS drive to an external 500Gb hard drive, this was effective, however kind of overkill for a simple backup solution.

btw, the reason I’m so paranoid about backup, is a new firmware came out for the NAS drive, so I thought “OOOO, possible speed increase”, so upgraded, and it fell over Grrrrrr !, you can only imagine the paid and suffering I went though to a retrieve the content from the drive, the rebuild the linux partitions….not something I really want go through again.

Anyway, back to the Acer NAS drive, this drive is quick !, and I mean really quick !! (ok, getting around 18Mb /sec transfer speed, so about 3 times faster that the MyBookWorld)

It’s got an Itunes and Media server which supports Vob files (a god send for me streaming HD content to my PS3.

Currently running in Raid 5 (as raid 10 (0+1) isn’t available, so getting high read speeds, ok’ish write speeds, and 1.5TB of parity backup storage ­čÖé

It does come with Wireless access too, however this is switched off as it’s connected to my Gigabit network.

Technical specifications

Processor
Marvell® 88F5281
Hard disk drive
SATA
RAID level support
Levels 0, 1, 5, JBOD
Disk drives
4 x Serial ATA Hard Drives
Raw capacity
1 or 2 TB
I/O ports
One RJ-45 port
Networking
10/100/1000 Ethernet, auto MDI/MDIX
WLAN: 802.11b/g
Network protocol
FTP/SMB
Network service protocols
DHCP client/server
TCP/IP
SMB
SMTP
HTTP/HTTPS
DLNA HNv1
NTP/SNTP
Audio file support
MP3, WAV/PCM, WMA, AC3/AAC, OGG, AIF/AIFF
Video file support
VOB, AVI, MPEG2, MPEG4, WMV9
Playlist support
M3U, PLS, WPL, RMP, ASX
Image file support
JPG, BMP, GIF, TIF, PNG
System OS
Embedded Linux®
Network Client OS
Windows Vista®
Windows® XP
Windows® 2000
Linux®
Mac OS® X
Dimensions
16 x 18 x 21 cm
Weight
5.3 kg
Power supply
19 V 150 W external power adapter

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