I was looking for a home NAS device and I have a few questions about the My Book World Edition before purchasing.
the manual PDF file mentions a setup process with software being installed on a Win machine or a Mac? What is that software for? I thought the NAS would use a standard protocol like samba.
related to (1), would it be possible to initialize the NAS from its web interface only rather than using Win/Mac programs (in my experience they tend to be trouble)?
does the device need a different setup/configuration/formatting for use with Win, with Mac or with Linux? I’m going to use it in a mixed environment and I want to be sure I can initialize the device, configure it and access the date on it using any Win / Mac / Linux machine.
the manual mentions the possibility to store music/videos files on the device and play them from iTunes. Assume I have some itunes file I (or my wife :( ) BOUGHT from Apple, hence those are protected/encrypted. Can I still offload my laptop and store/play them from the device (I would still use itunes from my laptop but I want to free laptop hard disk space)
Thanks in advance!