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AMS DS-NU100 VENUS mini-NAS USB 2.0 Adapter

  • Support FAT32
  • PC & Mac Compatible
  • FTP/DHCP/SMB/Printer/Media/Bitorrent Server
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Venus mini-NAS Adapter is the most convenient solution for adding/sharing any USB storage devices onto Local Area Network. Once on the network, the USB storage can be shared by any network user as ordinary NAS device.

Web Admin, FTP/DHCP/SMB/Printer/Media/BitTorrent Server. VENUS mini-NAS Adapter Support FAT32 (up to 2TB partition), PC and Mac Compatible.

  • newegg Mini-NAS Adapter With the Venus mini-NAS Adapter, you can connect the USB storage devices and share the data on the local network for easy access.
  • newegg USB 2.0 Interface The Venus mini-NAS Adapter features a USB 2.0 interface for fast transfer speeds of up to 480Mbps and plug-and-play connectivity.

Learn more about the AMS (American Media Systems) DS-NU100

General

Brand
AMS
Model
DS-NU100

Features

Features
Support FAT32
PC & Mac Compatible
FTP/DHCP/SMB/Printer/Media/Bitorrent Server

General

Type
USB to Ethernet

Manufacturer Warranty

Parts
1 year limited
Labor
1 year limited

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


Customer Reviews of the AMS (American Media Systems) DS-NU100

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  • Terry C.
  • 11/30/2010 7:14:33 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

1 out of 5 eggsNot worth the money

Pros: Cheap price.

Cons: This thing doesn't stay connected to the network, even dropping off in mid-transfer. Downloading the latest firmware didn't help.

Other Thoughts: Don't try and save money - buy a more expensive driveless NAS and it'll be reliable.

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  • Alan P.
  • 8/27/2010 1:36:45 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsMostly fail

Pros: It's inexpensive, and it comes with a couple of cool USB pigtails.

iTunes found it with no problem.

Cons: Samba = fail. It failed entirely out of the box. I got with tech service and they gave me a firmware upgrade for it, which made Samba almost work, but only almost. I couldn't get it to mount anything.
FTP = works but it's quirky. Everything comes up as read only even when I told it specifically that my ID had read-write privilege. While it did work with iTunes reasonably well, without a way to get songs onto the drive it's pretty useless.

The documentation sucks. It was definitely written by someone for whom English is a second language, and not in a good way. Most of it is readable, but some of it doesn't make much sense, and some of it is just plain wrong.

Other Thoughts: Maybe I'll see if the print server function will work. If so then I can put my old HP document center back on the network without a host computer. If not then Venus is going back on her sea shell and back to the manufacturer.

There's probably good hardware hiding under the lousy programming, but I'm not hacker enough to do anything with it.

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  • Mr. V.
  • 5/13/2010 9:48:44 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks

Pros: Works as advertised, easy setup.

Cons: none

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  • Nina C.
  • 4/20/2010 11:15:17 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsIt's garbage

Pros: Easy if you only ever use fat32

Cons: Doesn't work with other formats like ext2 and ext3 as originally touted. I bought it from someone else, but I wanted to warn off everyone from getting this unless you're only planning on using it for sharing small flash drives.

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  • Richard B.
  • 2/6/2010 11:05:45 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGood Product

Pros: This product offers a good, cheap solution for sharing a USB drive over a network, and it works just as stated. I use this for Windows 7, Vista, Mac OSX Panther (10.3.9), and Ubuntu (9.04) systems. SMB and FTP works in Panther and Ubuntu. The web configuration interface is easy to use.

Cons: Documentation should be better especially for Mac and Linux. I am not a network expert so it took me a while to figure out how to use this in those systems.

Other Thoughts: I have this connected to a Lynksys Ethernet bridge that is wirelessly connected to my Apple Airport Snow base station and it works fine. I wish this supported FAT64 too, but FAT32 is getting me by.

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  • John B.
  • 1/20/2010 5:55:57 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsLess than expected

Pros: Very cheap, easy set-up. Includes all the parts needed. Hooked it up to a 1TB drive and the setup went quickly.

Cons: Dissappears from the network frequently... sometimes during a transfer... which makes it rather frustrating for any serious work. (This is from all machines on the network.)

The Tech Support for the product is non-existant. I emailed the Tech Support address hoping for ANY information or further documentation, and have gotten no response.

Other Thoughts: Next time I will probably aim a bit higher.

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  • Pang C.
  • 1/20/2010 10:06:51 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsBad quality, disappointed

Pros: Package comes with usb, internet cable and driver.

Cons: Doesn't work at all, piece of junk. I spent 2 hours trying to get it works but still no hope. Cheap material and bad quality. They used "Mickey mouse" CD to make it as NAS driver, lmfao. Will never buy AMS product again, wasting money. Looking for another NAS device.

Other Thoughts: I see there is another similar nas product on newegg, will take a try.

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  • Charles S.
  • 1/8/2010 11:13:46 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsWYSIWYG

Pros: Works as advertised by Newegg. Cheap way to provide LAN file sharing.

Cons: Somehow I got the impression from another supplier's advertising that this could be addressed over the internet. Doesn't seem to be so.
Intructions could be more complete and in better English.

Other Thoughts: AMS tech support nonexistant, both by email and phone.

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  • George R.
  • 10/12/2009 8:58:35 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsEasy, just works with Linux and Windows but, not with 10.6.x.

Pros: Works like a champ out of the box. Easy to use web based tools make setup a breeze. Combine with a small self powered USB 2.0 hard drive and you have a very discrete, cheap, and low power storage solution. Works flawlessly as a "mapped drive" in Windows or a samba mount point in Linux. Literally the "cheapest" low power file server that I've found using off the shelf parts.

Cons: Apple's Snow Leopard (10.6.1) and the smb/cifs share just don't work with each other. (ftp does, thus the minus one egg...)

Other Thoughts: Literally it is what you see. Small, too the point get the job done.

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