did anyone try to install windows or something to increase the speed of the harddrive transfer or is there no way? Does anyone have other suggestions for network harddrives? I may just have to go to the usb version since MBWE reviews haven't been too good. Looks like this hd could have potential if WD fixes it.
Speed issue notwithstanding (and which Zium indicates won't be fixed with windows). WHY!
windows is a GUI. to install it on the mybook would demand a gui interface. You would be forced to use VNC or compatible. You would eliminate the inherent security. You would cripple the capacity as a server and you would open up your MBWE to massive virus compatability.
mmm no. Bad idea no matter how you slice it.
I agree, it's not a good idea.
I'm not sure it'll work, because internal processor shouldn't be able to word under Windows.
yea i figured…i read is was a slow processor (200mhz or something)
anyone have any suggestions for a NAS harddrive with at least 1tb- 1.5tb 300-400 dollars?
I may just go for MBWE because i have the cheapest one and it works GREAT!!!…i'll just have to decide ethernet or USB…i am leaning towards usb now
The processor is not merely slow - it's not compatible. Windows is compiled for an x86 architecture; but the MBWE uses an arm5 processor. It's a little like trying to drink from a fork. Won't work.
In the price range you're seeking you'll be hard pressed to find anything other than the MBWE with any portion of it's hackability. You might look into the Buffalo Terrastations (small end).
Since when is Windows not compatible with ARM? I've had several ARM PDA's that ran on Windows CE (or mobile or whatevertheyarecallingittoday). I'm not sure how many viruses afflict the Windows Mobile OS and it doesn't eliminate the fact that you would need a display for the GUI. I was just curious as to when the ARM compatible version of Windows was deleted from history.
Windows Mobile is hardly windows — and good luck finding device drivers for the Oxford Semi and VIA chips once you get Windows Mobile wrapped around the ARM926 implementation.
I think it's just more trouble than it's worth. The embedded linux is just better suited to this sort of remote-administration type of application.
Windows Mobile is better for local usability, UI etc.
About Speed, USB, Ethernet, etc.
If you have one computer to which you want to attach the external drive(s), then USB, or even Firewire or eSATA, will be much better. It is a direct link dedicated to the data communication allone and will therefore utilize a much higher speed.
If, however, you have several computers, or want to stream media to different devices, the Ethernet solution is a must, if you don't want to keep the computer running all the time, to which the USB/Firewire/eSATA device is attached.