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Should I get the Shell Shocker NAS today?

Discussion in 'Networking & Security' started by nflesher87, Sep 13, 2009.

  1. nflesher87

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    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16859117003

    I have a spare 1.5TB 7200.11 that I've never even unsealed and this would be perfect to put it in. I really like the reviews but I've never really done much with NAS or data/video streaming.
    Any advice? We have a ton of DVDs that would be nice to be able to stream.
    That said, I have an Xbox(1) in our bedroom, would I be able to stream to the xbox from this?

    Thanks guys I'd like to get a good convo running about this today as I think it's a great deal for people into NAS.
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    Having no direct experience with it or the software it runs, I'm just going off my first impression.

    + At $150, it's the cheapest 4-drive NAS I've seen.

    - System will need to be shut down and opened to add/remove drives.

    - Reviews state that the included software is very limited. EX: Lack of services configuration, doesn't support multiple drives/arrays.

    + It's a basically a PC. Can add video, switch the OS if the included software doesn't suite you, etc.
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    hmmmm, I run my desktop 24/7 anyway, would I be just as well off to pop my 1.5tb in my desktop and us it for this function?
    I'm a NAS/streaming content noob if you haven't noticed lol
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