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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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 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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 Great product- but not without its flaws. by Ramando

I love this gadget! Simple to set up/ use and with some basic firewall configuration you can have full remote access. Have connected up a 16GB FAT32 usb drive (documentation indicates NTFS is not supported).

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 Magic is the word by Ranzid

after some fuss (reciving the non bt version) ive now recived the proper Nas Dongle with BT , its more silvery gun metal than the picture and has a very nice blue LED to tell you the powers on, also a network link light is there to help you out.

setup is quite easy , plug in the power, network and a usb drive and your away, i used a 16gb sandisk cruzer ( which was at a rather nice price on superspecials) which presented some problems initaly as it seems the Nas Dongle didnt seem to like the format that sandisk had provided. Once formated by the device ( yes it does that aswell) i was good to go with an SMB server (for shareing windows files and things) and an FTP aswell, i havnt used the media server yet as i dont have a 360 or ps3 to use it with, but the options there.

lastly theres the bit torrent support, the reason i bought it.
I had planned to have a super lower power download box( nas dongle + 16gb cruzer) and this worked great for the first few hours, then i noticed that it was getting quite hot, i trialed it overnight and noticed that at some point it must have gotten to hot and it had crashed.
Restarted this morning and its working fine again.

so if your looking for a 24/7 server it might be best to look elsewhere unless you live in a very cold house, but if you dont plan on downloading that much it truly is a magic server.

3 stars as it didnt do what i had bought it for , but an amazing device non the less.

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