I’m not a fan of the PPA Metal Gear Box USB 2.0 Hard Drive enclosure. I purchased one, lost thousands of songs due to corrupted data, and now have been hard drive enclosure less for over a week. I sent it back to PPA with hopes of fixing the problem which they seemed far too familiar with when I explained what happened me and a friend of mine who also got screwed by a Metal Gear Box. Why have I been subjected to such torment? Because Netgear hadn’t released this product until now.
The Netgear Storage Central that I saw at the Connections Conference took my breath away. Two IDE drives fit nicely into this white and silver box-o-goodness. Costing only $129.00 for this double shot, I can add my two 250GB Western Digital 7200RPM 8MB buffer hard drives and store half a terabyte over my network. This fatboy plugs into your router and shows up as a network drive. Mirroring, partitioning, and striping are available for each individual need. Expect to see this network storage device in a month. Updates to this will include ‘server qualities’ for example streaming the content to you T.V. while your computer is off.
Makes me feel like a heel for paying $60.00 for a single drive PPA Metal Gear Box USB 2.0 external hard drive enclosure that loses power due to poor chip architecture and corrupts my unmirrored data! (I’ve just started showing my bitterness about this situation, don’t catch me on a bad day!)