Can anyone recommend a NAS that plays nicely with the WD TV Live / other media players?
Currently miffed at my Vista workstation failing to provide reliable network share access to the Live and wondering if a dedicated storage box would do a better job (plus bolster my ever decreasing storage!).
So far I’m looking at the following:
WD My Book World Edition II 2TB
Looks nice on paper but have read some worrying reviews regarding it dropping off the network (sound familiar?) and tbh my experience with the Live hasn’t given me a positive impression of WD’s support.
Netgear ReadyNAS Duo 1TB
Great features, seemingly great reviews (did great in a real-world test of drive failure). DLNA, BT, remote access. Only 1 drive to start with but I can save up and add another at a later date. Like the look of this one a lot but have NO idea if it works well with the Live, plus it’s the most expensive and I need to buy the mirror drive…
Seagate BlackArmor NAS 220 2TB
Seems to have good features (DLNA, no BT but has remote access and a good backup system), not seen many reviews on it yet. Price is cheaper than the ReadyNAS and similar to the My Book World.
There are a bunch of other NAS drives out there but my budget is under $300 (ReadyNAS has a rebate taking it down from $344 to $244).
A friend suggested just getting some cheap external drives and setting up a remote backup system. The end cost for a couple of 1TB USB enclosures isn’t really that much cheaper than a NAS though.
Would be great to hear some NAS stories and recommendations from other WD TV Live users. :)
Hmm, this should probably have been posted in Networking, oops. Where’s a blush smiley when you need one…