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RobReich
2005-12-30, 11:34
I'm really keen on buying the new squeezebox 3. I'm just interested, as I know that slimdevices have a new product that can do this, whether or not my maxtor 200gb network hard drive plus can be used as the server so I can turn my computer off. The drive does offer media streaming. I have a wireless network.

If yo ucould let me know asap as I'm keen to finally get my christmas present.

Thanks

Rob

RobReich
2005-12-30, 12:02
if you could give me your answers asap i'd appreciate it.

tyler_durden
2005-12-30, 12:28
The squeezebox needs slimserver to be running unless you are listening to the squeezenetwork, so you can't turn off the computer even if you are using a networked HDD.

Slimserver is the brains behind the squeezebox. When you tell the squeezebox to play a song, the server starts streaming the song. The squeezebox receives the stream from the server and converts it to analog to send to your amplifier.

TD

kitecarl
2005-12-30, 12:36
Hi everyone, I have two Squeezeboxes on the way next week, and I'm pumped ... I'm also looking into external HD options. An interesting product I saw in Gizmodo earlier this week is called the GLAN Tank - soon to be available in Asia.

http://gizmodo.com/gadgets/pcs/glan-tank-media-server-145446.php

It comes with Debian Linux along with built-in support for iTunes streaming, so I imagine it'll work with the Linux version of Slimserver.

On another note, does a NAS device take any strain off the Slimserver computer, or is there no difference at all? Trying to decide if I should purchase an internal HD for less money or is an external HD worth it since there are fewer "hops" on the network? Thanks!

RobReich
2005-12-30, 12:37
Thanks for that - there must be a way though. I've just seen this product http://www.advancedmp3players.co.uk/shop/product_info.php?products_id=1038 and it's bascially an external hard drive isn't it.

My maxtor is set up ready to provide wireless music and video -- using the new maxtor network plus firmware.

Thanks again

Rob

RobReich
2005-12-30, 12:39
just missed the other other replies so my last post doesn't really make sense. Still looking forward to some help with this.

Michaelwagner
2005-12-30, 13:44
I've just seen this product http://www.advancedmp3players.co.uk/shop/product_info.php?products_id=1038 and it's bascially an external hard drive isn't it.
No, it's a hard disk and a CPU to run Slimserver. Packaged together.

And you should note this (from the web site):
The Qnap TS-101 200Gb & Slimserver is currently Out Of Stock
This product is currently expected to arrive in stock on Friday 06 January, 2006.

funkstar
2005-12-31, 02:19
Thanks for that - there must be a way though. I've just seen this product http://www.advancedmp3players.co.uk/shop/product_info.php?products_id=1038 and it's bascially an external hard drive isn't it.

My maxtor is set up ready to provide wireless music and video -- using the new maxtor network plus firmware.

Thanks again

Rob
The new maxtor firmware will probably set the unit up as a uPnP server, this will not work with a SB3, slim server is far more advanced than a uPnP server.

the Qnap unit has been heavily discussed on these boards, along with other NAS based Slimservers (the Infrant ReadyNas 600 and X6, modified Buffalo Linkstations and a few others) i would suggest have a search round some of the forums to see what is out there.

The chances are that the Maxtor unit does not have the power or memory to host a slimserver, the Qnap has been selected by Progressive Computing because it can be made to work. Not all NAS devices are made equal (the QNap TS-401 will be based round an VIA Epia x86 system, so will be considderably more powerful than most NAS units when it is released).