PDA

View Full Version : Use w/Ximeta NetDisk



Jim LaRue
2004-11-26, 11:00
Anyone used Ximeta NetDisk with SlimServer? I am considering storage options and this is well priced, but NetDisk does require some client software to access the NetDisk drive - not sure how SlimServer will deal with this.

David Jameson
2004-11-28, 16:08
Interesting - I'm also looking at network disk drives to increase storage for CDs and DVDs

From reading the product description, it looks like these drives just show up as shared drives, which probably means they are using SMB.
If that's the case, then you shouldn't need any extra software but just configure your Linux box so that it sees the network drive

David
"Jim LaRue" <Jim.LaRue (AT) sas (DOT) com> wrote in message news:18F7308CF861574493A8621347CF40A002A557C8 (AT) canmail (DOT) na.sas.com...
Anyone used Ximeta NetDisk with SlimServer? I am considering storage options and this is well priced, but NetDisk does require some client software to access the NetDisk drive - not sure how SlimServer will deal with this.







------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Marc Field
2004-12-01, 22:56
On Sun, 28 Nov 2004 18:08:57 -0500, David Jameson wrote:

>>From reading the product description, it looks like these drives just
>>show up as shared drives, which probably means they are using SMB.
> If that's the case, then you shouldn't need any extra software but just
> configure your Linux box so that it sees the network drive
>
> David
> "Jim LaRue" <Jim.LaRue (AT) sas (DOT) com> wrote in message
> news:18F7308CF861574493A8621347CF40A002A557C8 (AT) canmail (DOT) na.sas.com...
> Anyone used Ximeta NetDisk with SlimServer? I am considering storage
> options and this is well priced, but NetDisk does require some client
> software to access the NetDisk drive - not sure how SlimServer will
> deal with this.

Netdisk is not a good choice if you're running Linux. The unit does not
simply appear as a Samba share. Instead, proprietary drivers are required
so your PC can see and mount the drive. Ximeta provides drivers for only
a few distributions, mostly old, and even within those few distributions
you must use certain specific kernel builds (e.g., the latest
Redhat/Fedora distribution supported is Redhat 9, and you must use kernel
2.4.18-14 or 2.4.20-8 (both of which are OLD and are Redhat builds).

You can, of course, attach the Netdisk to your Linux box via USB and mount
it as you would any USB drive...but then why spend so much on a network
drive?

Marc