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Hi,

Anyone have opinions or reviews of the new WD My Book World Edition II NAS? I hear its newly released. I'm looking at the 4TB model.


I'd like to use it for backup of our home network; 4 PCs. As well as being able to stream video to the XBOX360.


I think this is a new model that adds many features the older models didn't have such as Win XP support, RAID, etc.


Thanks,

Steve
 

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For that kind of money, a Windows Home Server would be a much better proposition. Since you're streaming video to a 360, you're going to need something to transcode the video for you (Xbox codec support is very limited). A WHS box can do that, but a NAS can't. The automated backup functionality built into WHS is also very good.

This plus two of these would still give you 4TB of storage for about $600, but with all the added benefits of WHS and the capability for much more expansion down he road (1 internal bay, 4 USB, and 1 eSATA versu just one USB on the My Book).
 
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