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Schumacher, Charlie
2004-01-09, 14:45
I need a new hard drive, and saw a 160gig external drive (Ximeta Netdisk)
that connects directly to your network via ethernet. Does anyone have
experience with one? It would be great to put all my MP3's on it and not
have to leave my computer turned on all the time. It's only $200, which is
much cheaper than a NAS solution.

Charlie

Mark A. Aiken
2004-01-09, 14:46
Unless it can run the SlimServer, I wouldn't imagine this would hold
much promise...

Mark

----- Original Message -----
From: "Schumacher, Charlie" <CSchumacher (AT) tribune (DOT) com>
To: <discuss (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com>
Sent: Friday, January 09, 2004 1:45 PM
Subject: [slim] Would it work with the Squeezebox?


> I need a new hard drive, and saw a 160gig external drive (Ximeta Netdisk)
> that connects directly to your network via ethernet. Does anyone have
> experience with one? It would be great to put all my MP3's on it and not
> have to leave my computer turned on all the time. It's only $200, which
is
> much cheaper than a NAS solution.
>
> Charlie
>
>

Caleb Epstein
2004-01-09, 14:55
On Fri, Jan 09, 2004 at 03:45:10PM -0600, Schumacher, Charlie wrote:

> I need a new hard drive, and saw a 160gig external drive (Ximeta
> Netdisk) that connects directly to your network via ethernet. Does
> anyone have experience with one? It would be great to put all my
> MP3's on it and not have to leave my computer turned on all the
> time. It's only $200, which is much cheaper than a NAS solution.

I'm combing through the Ximeta web site and finding precious
little in the way of specifics about what protocols the thing
uses when hooked to the network. From what I can gather from
the user manual, special software/drivers are required which
says to me that it is NOT acting like a Samba or NFS server.

Depending on your OS of choice (looks like Windows and OSX are
the only ones supported now), you ought to be able to use it
as if it was a local drive, so the slimserver would be fine
with it.

It sounds like a very neat product, but it would be a LOT
neater if it acted as a Samba file server. Maybe they have
this planned in the future.

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Ron Thigpen
2004-01-09, 15:00
Mark A. Aiken wrote:

> Unless it can run the SlimServer, I wouldn't imagine this would hold
> much promise...

which is OK, as it's not intended to. this device would expose itself
as a network share for storage. a slimserver box would still be required.

--rt

Bill Fenner
2004-01-09, 15:06
You would need a system to run the slimserver, but for that you could
use one of those small embedded systems that runs off of flash... truly
network-distributed computing, storage in one device, compute in another,
[audio] i/o in another =)

Bill

Roy M. Silvernail
2004-01-09, 16:38
On Fri, 2004-01-09 at 17:06, Bill Fenner wrote:
> You would need a system to run the slimserver, but for that you could
> use one of those small embedded systems that runs off of flash... truly
> network-distributed computing, storage in one device, compute in another,
> [audio] i/o in another =)

I like it! Now if only my CerfCube had enough memory...
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