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ORICO Launches WiDrive Wireless Hard Drive Enclosure

Discussion in 'News' started by btarunr, Apr 30, 2012.

  1. btarunr

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    ORICO unveiled an interesting portable hard drive enclosure, which doubles up as a wireless NAS and internet access point. Called the WiDrive (model: WDX-8 625), the device can enclose one 2.5-inch SATA HDD/SSD, and share its contents over a secure wireless network (802.11 b/g/n). As an added value, it can also serve as a wireless internet access point, if an upstream wired internet connection is plugged into its 10/100 Mbps Ethernet port. As a NAS, it packs most modern features, including SAMBA, FTP, Bit Torrent, iTunes server and Media Center. Its storage can be expanded by a USB 2.0 port (mass storage device). The enclosure draws power from an external AC adapter. ORICO plans to charge 899 RMB (US $142) for the WiDrive.

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    Nice,…..!!!

    It would be nice if it could run off a battery too though. I’d kind of like a portable router that could be setup as a bridge to extend my wireless LAN a little further.

    iOS specific support would have been nice too like the Seagate GoFlex Satellite 500GB.
     
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    Although it's not officially supported - most of these devices run on a 12v input and can very easily be run off a GP1272 battery - if you are into "ghetto mods"

    Just get a matching connector from your local electronics store - I use one IN LINE with my Netgear router so the Netgear's actual original charger keeps the battery topped up when the powers running and during our REGULAR power failures the battery runs the router for hours & hours at a time.

    -- IT IS ONLY FAIR TO SAY THAT THIS WILL VOID YOUR WARRANTY -- (But who cares, lol, WiFi during a power failure is worth every cent, what the heck else are you going to do?!)
    -- ALSO, THIS IS A STUNT FOR PROFESSIONAL GHETTO MODDERS ONLY --
    -- ALSO, YOU CAN EASILY SET THINGS ON FIRE IF YOU BALLS IT UP --
     
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