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Recommend a good NAS Device

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by michael78, Aug 29, 2007.

  1. michael78

    michael78 Terabyte Poster

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    Guys bought a Linkstation Pro and it works fine with XP but it won't work with Vista (Can't see the shares which makes it useless as a NAS Device). Can anyone recommend a good NAS Device for around £250 and from 500GB to 1TB of storage.



    Cheers

    Michael...:biggrin
     
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  2. drum_dude

    drum_dude Gigabyte Poster

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    a Novell Netware server ;) ...just a joke :) :)
     
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  3. simongrahamuk
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    simongrahamuk Hmmmmmmm?

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    Buffalo Terrastations. :thumbleft
     
  4. michael78

    michael78 Terabyte Poster

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    Buffalo products aren't compatible with Vista as far as I'm aware.
     
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  5. Fergal1982

    Fergal1982 Petabyte Poster

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    Or.... you could run the fix as stated in their KB?

    Here

    EDIT: Be sure to select Linkstation, rather than Linkstation Pro in order to see the download. The readme indicates that its compatible with all Linkstation products.
     
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  6. michael78

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    Fergal I tried the fix yesterday and it didn't work. I'm sending the device back which is a shame as I liked it but Buffalo support is less than acceptable. I rang them and he said you tried the fix which I replied yes. He then said well I can't help you then. Didn't ask any questions or nothing. When I asked him when the software was going to be made Vista compatible he said he could speak japanese so did know as it's developed there. You would of thought they would have a rough timescale since it's a pretty new product.

    Anyway has anyone used 1GB Maxtor Shared Storage II I think I might get this as the replacement.
     
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  7. zebulebu

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    Slypie

    Why don't you try manually allowing NTLM authentication in Vista? It's probably more reliable than a vendor patch...

    To do this, open up the local security policy editor in Vista (sepol.msc from a run dialog), then go to 'Local Policies' - 'Security options'. Go down the list of options until you come to 'Network Security - LM authentication level (actually it might be 'LM' or 'Lan Manager' - can't remember which and can't get to a Vista box to confirm). Select that option, right click and go to 'properties'. You should see an entry in there which allows you to send NTLM2 AND NTLM - select that and confirm.

    That should work
     
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  8. hbroomhall

    hbroomhall Petabyte Poster Gold Member

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    This seems to be a very common complaint about NASes and Vista.

    I found this commentary and fix:

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    Click "Start -> Run." Then, type in the Run field: "secpol.msc." That will bring you to Vista's security policy system. Once there, use "Go to: Local Policies > Security Options" and then find "Network Security: LAN Manager" authentication level. Once there, change the Setting from "Send NTLMv2 response only" to "Send LM & NTLM -- use NTLMv2 session security if negotiated."
    Most of the inexpensive NASes out there are using Samba on a small embedded Linux system.

    Harry.
     
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  10. michael78

    michael78 Terabyte Poster

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    I've heard very good things about QNAP Nas devices.

    Harry, I also tried the fix and doing it manually and it wouldn't work. *I think it was down to the software. *I got my Maxtor 1TB Shared Storage device and can say I'm impressed with it for the size,*speed and price. *On a side note Buffalo's customer services was pathetic and has put me off their products.

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