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Darkstar USB-to-NAS Bit Torrent Magic Single Port

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Turns any external USB Drive into a NAS with Bit Torrent Server

This item is currently discontinued and at present, we have no replacement on order.
Quickcode: 33911  
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Another great idea from the Storage people Darkstar.
Basically turn your USB/USB2 Drives into NAS Drives
and access them on the Network as Attached Storage
This is the Single Port Version

• Supports live device status monitoring via web browser & device software
• Supports USB1.1/2.0 (Hi-Speed) specification
• Supports 802.3/3u transceiver
• Supports MDI/MDIX auto crossover function
• LED indicators for Ethernet connection
• Supports 1 SPI (HD-LANUSB01)
• Supports Ethernet protocols TCP/IP, WSD, UPnP, Bonjour
• Supports USB External HDD Enclosure, USB HDD Media player
• Interface: 1x 10/100 Base-TX Auto MDI/MDIX, 4x USB2.0 Type A Female
• Interface: 1x 10/100 Base-TX Auto MDI/MDIX, 1x USB2.0 Type A Female
• Data Transfer Rate: Up to 5MB/s
• Power Supply: 5V 1.2A
• Supports FAT 32 HDD Format
• Supports Plug & Play feature
This is the Bit torrent Version of the popular USB-to-NAS Adaptor, easy setup from Web interface and and with the in-built Bit Torrent Server, which allows direct download to thye hard drive without the need for the PC being left on! - FTP access too ..Great for SoHo and energy saving !

• 1 Port NAS Adapter
• UK Power Supply
• 1x RJ45 LAN Cable
• Driver CD with User Guide

XP Or Vista Compatible

Warranty Information:

Manufacturer dark star
Warranty Type Aria Warranty Only
Manufacturer Website
Manufacturer Phone 0906 47 00 309
Warranty Period (yrs)1

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Question  FAT32 with large drive by DanMurphy

Would this device see my 160GB external drive If I was to partion it in 32GB sections and format FAT32?

Answer by stevenl on Monday, November 16, 2009
That should be possible.

NTFS is not supported by Mo

Microsoft do not allow anyone to use NTFS, file system without paying huge licencing costs.

This is the reason almost all Cheap NAS devices offer no NTFS support.

Is this a big deal for this device?

Well if you have an external drive already thats NTFS then you are going to have to copy the stuff across to another drive, reformat then recopy.

Also I am not sure if FAT will allow for the large HD vid files that are greater than 4GB.

The company that has made this device have followed this one up.

Response by stevenl
FAT32 has a maximum file size of 4GB-1.

Nas Dongle by Ecks

Hi I got a NAS Dongle from the internet recently. I did not read any reviews or comments which I should have as I thought this device would work straight away being plugged to an external HDD or usb storage device.

The reason why I bought this dongle was for an external 2TB HDD that I bought and it only has USB and FireWire 400/800 connections on the box.

I read the manual and noticed HDDs need to be formatted or in FAT/FAT32. I wish these devices would work with NTFS and did not have to alter the file system or format the HDD with files already on.

I think it is a great device apart from the problems people are having with connection drops, I would just have been happy if it was a plug and play device that auto configured it self when connected to the router and did not have to be FAT32.

Hope there is a work around or a software / firmware update to resolve these issues as soon as possible.

Comment by Bornagainst

Just to confirm that this only accepts FAT32 formatted drives.

 Ace. by Mo

This product works like a dream. Download torrents straight to a usb storage device. Share your files using windows shares.

I plugged it in and it worked.

If you still download torrents using a desktop or on a server PC dont! The money you will save on just the electricity cost will pay for this device.

I have found newer firmware here (its known as the WANSER-R) and also here Havent had any problems, its been on for 4 days and no glitches so far.

Downside: Its not a real NAS no raid, no quotas etc. But you pay thousands for those.

Havent been able to test the printer driver.

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