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Media play that can also be a NAS - Patriot and what else?

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I am looking to add a NAS, and was told that the Patroit Box Office also has that funtionality. I would like to find a media player that I can connect a USB 1.5TB drive to and share on my netowrk. I already stream movies from my PC but am looking for a backup/2nd drive to share. This way if one drive goes bad I can always switch to the other one.

Will this really work with the Patriot and what other media players will act as a NAS with a drive connected?

Thanks in advance for any help.
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As far as I know the WDTV Live has this capability, I have one (and an o!play) but I haven't hooked a drive up to it yet to test this.
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I have a WDTV Live with a 1.5TB drive in a HDD Dock attached. I can read from it and write to it from any computer in the house. It is found in network shares on my XP Pro machines.
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Originally Posted by Derelict_Drvr View Post

I have a WDTV Live with a 1.5TB drive in a HDD Dock attached. I can read from it and write to it from any computer in the house. It is found in network shares on my XP Pro machines.

Is the drive format FAT32 or NTFS? This sounds like what I am looking for.
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Originally Posted by Everdog View Post

I am looking to add a NAS, and was told that the Patroit Box Office also has that funtionality. I would like to find a media player that I can connect a USB 1.5TB drive to and share on my netowrk. I already stream movies from my PC but am looking for a backup/2nd drive to share. This way if one drive goes bad I can always switch to the other one.

Will this really work with the Patriot and what other media players will act as a NAS with a drive connected?

Thanks in advance for any help.

I do believe that the AC Ryan will work as a NAS as well
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