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Verbatim Gigabit NAS review

For storage on a budget, the Verbatim Gigabit NAS External Hard Drive delivers

Our Verdict

For

  • Decent software package
  • DNLA ready
  • USB ports

Against

  • Drive not user accessible
  • Not the fastest drive around

The Verbatim Gigabit NAS 1TB model is surprisingly feature-rich considering its relatively low price.

Clearly designed for the home user, you can organise media and play it back using a DLNA compliant device via its TwonkyMedia based media server. There's also an iTunes server for storing your music centrally and accessing it over your network using iTunes.

You can set up an FTP server for sharing large files over the internet, and it's DHCP and NFS compatible too. There are two USB ports at the back, so you can connect a printer for network printing and external drives to expand your storage space.

This is the only way you can increase capacity – the single drive bay isn't useraccessible. There's also no front USB port for a flash drive.

Verbatim offers an integrated TorrentFlux BitTorrent client, with scheduling and RSS support. Backup is provided by Nero's BackItUp 4 Essentials, which includes full system backup and password security.

The Verbatim Gigabit NAS External Hard Drive is good value for money considering it has a 1TB drive installed. It's quiet enough to keep on your desk too, and perfect for a home network. It's not the fastest NAS drive, but at this price you'd expect Ford Escort rather than Ferrari speeds.

It's not too elegant in operation either, but it's agreeably cheap. If you're looking for basic networked storage but welcome a few extras, this drive is ideal.

Well done to Verbatim for including a comprehensive manual too. It's a welcome break from the quick-start sheets and PDFs we got with many of the other drives.

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Tech Specs

Product TypeNetwork Hard Drive
Ethernet TechnologyGigabit Ethernet
Drive Width3.5"
Brand NameVerbatim
Form FactorDesktop
Storage Capacity1 TB
Host InterfaceUSB 2.0
Height50 mm
Width115 mm
Depth200 mm
ManufacturerVerbatim America, LLC
Product Model47591
Product Name47591 Network Hard Drive
Manufacturer Part Number47591
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.verbatim-europe.com
Marketing Information

The Verbatim NAS (Network Attached Storage) Hard Drive lets you store and share your files and folders over a network, and is the perfect back up device for the small or home office environment.

Verbatim NAS provides a Media server, provided by TwonkyMedia, letting your organize your media content (photos/music/videos), which can be played back via a compatible device attached to the network. With the iTunes server, you can store and manage your music collection centrally on the drive and access your music files via iTunes from any computer on your network.

Package Contents
  • 47591 Network Hard Drive
  • EU & UK Power Cables
  • Ethernet Cable
  • Quick Start Guide
  • CD-ROM
Limited Warranty2 Year
Weight (Approximate)1 kg