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nicoleif
2008-11-27, 14:50
I have a SB3 and plna to use a Asus eeeBox with a ekstern hdd (Lacie) as music server via LAN. Does anyone knwe whether the Asus can be handled with WoL and how about extern hdd? Are they capable of this function? I hope anyone can help?

bassoonde
2008-11-27, 23:41
I also use a SB3. Connected wireless with an ASUS EeeBox B202 running with SC 7.2.1 on XP (with SP3)
WoL is working like a charm. I never used this feature before.
Extern HDD will not work with WoL. I never heard about this. I use a NDAS-HDD connected with 100MBit/s on a switch. This drive has a configurable spinndown feature. I detected after WoL the box and playing the first track it needs a little bit time for spinnup and reading the first track. But it's worth waiting for it.
Later I will try a extern 2,5" HD connected with USB and without a powerline. Maybe this drive will spinndown and -up when the box is working.

nicoleif
2008-11-28, 05:47
I also use a SB3. Connected wireless with an ASUS EeeBox B202 running with SC 7.2.1 on XP (with SP3)
WoL is working like a charm. I never used this feature before.
Extern HDD will not work with WoL. I never heard about this. I use a NDAS-HDD connected with 100MBit/s on a switch. This drive has a configurable spinndown feature. I detected after WoL the box and playing the first track it needs a little bit time for spinnup and reading the first track. But it's worth waiting for it.
Later I will try a extern 2,5" HD connected with USB and without a powerline. Maybe this drive will spinndown and -up when the box is working.

The question for me is whether I should choose a NAS or go with the asus. Why did you prefer the asus eeBox? Can NAS be configured to WoL?

bassoonde
2008-11-29, 03:33
The question for me is whether I should choose a NAS or go with the asus. Why did you prefer the asus eeBox? Can NAS be configured to WoL?
Hmm, I cannot make your decision. There a few pros and cons for each box.
As I know a NAS cannot connfigured to WOL (if I'm wrong please anybody will correct me).

A NAS can be used for storage and to secure data with different RAID-Levels.
But the NAS needs running the whole time which is also a money decision (Power all the time). Second pro. Anybody in your network can use the NAS if necessary.

I prefer the eeeBox. Because it's small and very low with power consumption. The internal disk can be changed to a bigger one. WoL is working. As I described before. If I use a 2,5" HD connected with USB, this HD will spinn down when the Box is going down. Also spinning up wenn waked up. I can get 2,5" HDs with 500GB which is a lot of space, especially when I use 2 of them. The EeeBox B202 has 4 USB-ports. One is needed for a wireless mouse and keyboard. So there a 3 for extensions.

Note: If you use a 3,5" HDD connected. This drive needs a external power device. Maybe the HD is powered down when the box is going down. But after rewake the box will not start. You have to press the power button of the HD.