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Mappable NAS

Is there a NAS enclosure or NAS out there that is mappable and not using some sort of web based management software? The ones I have been told were mappable by sales people were not. I have a macbook and my parents and my pc are on xp. I just want something that I can attach to the network and assign a drive letter to and access it just like the C: drive. I'm looking for an enclosure or 500 gb SATA or up.

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Not yet.

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All I know of use the web interface to setup the user names, options for IP whether hard assigned, DHCP, names and more. So while I can use the NET USE command I don't use the old Novell MAP command any longer since that protocol is rarely used today.
Bob

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Any way around?

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So is there another way to utilize a NAS without the web based software?

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I don't see the problem

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The web based software is to configure the device. Once configured, you should be able to map like any other share. You don't need to http or ftp from the local network to get to your files.

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There was one unit but it's not available.

In reply to: Any way around?

You would TELNET to the box to configure. However the telnet interface appeared to confuse too many since you still had the answer the same questions plus use the old 0 to 9 responses (remember CP/M and DOS software?)

Is building your own an option?
Bob

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Thought about it...

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I considered building my own. I was also thinking about just skipping the whole thing and fixing up a pc I have. It needs a new power supply and I have xp (the machine runs ME) and I'm pretty sure it is SATA (I'm greedy and want a 1TB hard drive =) ). I know how to configure that and I'm sure I can find other excuses to run a full PC server, printers and stuff like that. Mainly I just want the extra storage and didn't want to waste a full computer just to be able to run it the way i want.

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(NT) Then why not some USB case with a TB drive in it?

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