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Vantec NexStar FX Gigabit Ethernet External NAS Adapter - Model NST-600NU

  • Gigabit Ethernet
  • HD Capacity Up to 2TB
  • Share Your Printer
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Vantec NexStar NST-600NU FX Gigabit NAS Adapter -- blends the finest functions of a Network Attached Storage (NAS) solution into a powerful little package, fitting for any home or office. Whether you have a PC or a Mac, the NexStar FX is extremely easy to use and full of features. Simply plug in a USB storage device to the NexStar FX Adapter and with a few simple clicks in the user friendly control interface, you will be storing and sharing in no time. Your favorite music, photos, videos and data files can be accessed over the network at blazing fast Gigabit Ethernet speeds. The NexStar FX is fully integrated with onboard features such as SMB, FTP, as well as Media Server functions supporting a wide array of platforms such as a PS3, Xbox and iTunes. With a long list of features all bundled in a powerful little package, the NexStar FX Gigabit NAS Adapter is an ideal for anyone looking to expand their network storage quickly and easily.

  • newegg Supports One USB Storage Device It is quick and easy to add one USB storage device to any network.
  • newegg Gigabit Ethernet LAN For Blazing Fast Speeds The Vantec NexStar Gigabit NAS Adapter features one Gigabit Ethernet port to provide Gb LAN capability.

Learn more about the Vantec NST-600NU

General

Brand
VANTEC
Model
NST-600NU

Connectors

Specifications
Device Support: Single USB External Storage Device

External Interface: Gigabit Ethernet (10/100/1000 Mbps), USB Print Server Port

Hard Drive Format: Fat 32, Single Hard Drive

HD Capacity: Up to 2TB

Power Supply: AC Adapter

Material: Plastic

Dimension: 70 x 32 x 25 mm

System Requirements:
Operating Systems Supported - Windows XP/Vista/7 (32/64-bit), Mac OS X v10.4 and Up (CD-Rom Drive May Be Needed For Drivers/Programs)
For Network Interface - 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet Ready Computer or an Ethernet Local Area Network

Features

Features
Supports One USB Storage Device

Gigabit Ethernet LAN For Blazing Fast Speeds

Share Your Printer Over Home Or Office Network

Easy To Use User Interface

FTP & SMB Server To Store And Share Your Files

Media Server To Stream Files On Network

Cross Platform Friendly: PS3 & Xbox 360 & Media Centers

Share Your Mp3s Over iTunes

User Friendly Control Interface

Add Storage To Any Network – Quick And Easy

Packaging

Package Contents
NexStar FX Gigabit NAS Adapter, AC Adapter, Ethernet Cable, Rubber Feet (x4), Installation Guide, User's Manual, User's CD

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


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  • Andrew S.
  • 6/12/2012 2:48:28 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAmazing Little Box!

Pros: I ordered this because I also bought a printer that is in no way network ready. I first tested this on another printer I own that is in that same boat (as the new one I just ordered and this arrived first). Anyway, it found it and detected brand and model right away. The instructions were very easy to follow and after figuring out the IP of the adapter (which comes with DHCP enabled by default), I remoted into it, set my static IP and it works beautifully! I haven't tried it as an FTP server yet but don't really need it for that as I have a 2TB Seagate GoFlex Home Personal NAS already anyway. The speed is great and it is just awesome! GREAT BUY!

Cons: It does get very hot when running (even if nothing is connected and it isn't transmitting or receiving data). I personally don't care but some people may have an issue with this.

Other Thoughts: I bought something like this a while ago made by a different company and it was an old model but had a bad experience with it. This one has completely revived my hope in these types of adapters. Great buy and would recommend to anyone I know and some I don't if they were looking for this kind of thing.

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  • Carlos F.
  • 3/28/2012 1:33:07 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Solution with limitations

Pros: FLEXIBILITY- Can serve as a Print and File server. Great solution for those seeking a way to setup a basic network storage device to use for a hard drive. User's can be assigned different logins and permissions.

SIZE- The foot print is small so that you can stack on top of your router or switch. About the width of a credit card.

SETUP- Setup was a breeze as long as you read the manual. CD is used to initially setup the device. After you assign a static IP number, you can use that to logon to the device.

Cons: FILE SIZE LIMITATION- As the previous reviewer stated: FAT32 (Which this device will want to format your drive too) only allows a file size of up to 4GB.

Other Thoughts: This device is one of its kind. As far as long term reliability, I will have to come back and review.

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  • juan v.
  • 6/13/2011 9:20:42 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsNot good at all

Pros: Not really many

Cons: Too slow, writing rates are of 2 mb/sec on a 100mb wired network. whilst copying to the same disc directly over USB from PC it is about 12mb/sec.
Has to format HDD to FAT32, which limit file saize to 4gb, so no HD video can be stored on the HDD to share using the built in media server.
Itunes media server kidn of sluggish.
It gest real hot just by writing to the HDD
Pinter server setup did not work, tried several times and had to go back to USB connection instead.

Other Thoughts: I would not even pay 20 for it if i knew before what i know now.

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  • Kenneth P.
  • 4/13/2011 8:03:53 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsVantec NST-600NU Works for me.

Pros: Small form factor, attractive casing, good instructions, attractive Status LED's, Decent web-based configuration options, and it does what it says it will do. I am a total novice when it comes to networking but I was able to set this up with a simple SMB share which I needed. I also set up a spare USB printer, and made it a network printer. I attached a Vantec CX USB external enclosure and a 2Tb Western Digital Green drive without any problems.

Cons: Seems to run a little warm, but the case is vented, and it is not too hot to be of concern, at least for me. I can't really say much about its speed because I have no referece device to compare it to. Also, the drive attached has to be formatted FAT32 which is pretty standard for this type of adapter. It also only supports one drive, and up to a 2Tb limit, it is not really a con, it is just the way these adapters are.

Other Thoughts: I was a little afraid to make this purchase because I could not find any reviews on the web, but I am glad I did now. Sometimes these types of adapters wind up as paper weights, but this seems like it is going to work for what I need it for. Considering, I was out of USB ports, and didn't want to clutter up my desk with a USB hub, I was able to add another external drive and printer without too much hassle.

My Network/Backup Subsystem:
4 Vantec MX Dual Drive enclosures holding a total of 12TB of Westen Digital Green drifves, and
1 Vantec CX External Enclosure w/ 2Tb Western Digital Green Drive attached to a Vantec FX NST-600NU via a Linksys E4200 router. The E4200 router also is populated with one of the Vantec MX encloures via the router's USB port, making a total of 8Tb attached storage and 5Tb of NAS storage. All bought at Newegg with the exeption of the E4200 router, and I would have bought it from the Egg too if would have been available.

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