Trying to upgrade my network to make it more efficient and robust. My biggest mistake was buying a 2TB E-HDD instead of NAS and would like to get one now. My current setup is BBox > Attached 2TB HDD > Wired to Router. I current use this as a "NAS" via file sharing in the Boxee settings. BBox is on 24/7 as i use this like a NAS and it has all my media and use it to stream to the second BBox in the family room.
The plan is to rip open the E-HDD and use the 2TB in a NAS. I'm thinking of getting the D-Link DNS-323 because i can get it for $50 BNIB which seems like a steal to me. The things i want a NAS for is mainly for stream local content to my home network (2 BBox) and have ftp, torrent.
Some of these questions may not be Boxee related but people here are very knowledgeable here and is mainly for my 2 BBox's.
1.) Do you think its worth it to pay 50 bucks to have a real NAS box vs fake Boxee NAS via file sharing?
2.) I know 323 is an old device but does it still keep up with the current NAS being sold or should i shell the extra $$ for one with higher CPU/RAM? Plus what can the newer NAS devices do vs this one?
3.) Is the DNS-323 solid device or does it have bugs and is unreliable? i see there has not been an FW update since 2010 which mean no official support for this any more.
4.) The idea is to add another 2TB HDD will it have issues seeing 2 2TB drives? how well does RAID0/1 function on this NAS?
5.) How is the torrent client, is it very basic or you can change settings and such etc? Don't really use torrents but a bonus when i need to get WoW updates and would be nice to have it on the network vs a PC.