Monday, October 2, 2006

D-Link DSM-G600

The scare with my laptop mad me want to get better with our backup situation. So I decided to get a Network Attached Storage drive for this.  Also a Newtork Attached would allow us to store media off of the small Mac mini hard drive.

I got the D-Link DSM-G600, as it stated that it was compatible with Mac OS X, and a a 400Gb drive.  The instalation was a breeze.  Just insert the drive, and boot it up.  Then you determine what ip address it was assigned, and then use a web browser to go to that ip address.  The resulting page had a button to format the drive.  Once that had finished, everything else was pretty self explanatory.

While I was in the testing using the NAS for video, copying the aliases for the movies into ~/Movies didn't work.  This post describes a way to get this to work.  I copied an alias to the folder on the NAS that contains the videos into the ~/Movies folder.


  1. They might be sold with the most current version of the firmware now, but when I got mine a few months ago there was a bug that prevented large files (2GB or 4GB can't remember) which made backing up a FileVault impossible.
    Also, I'd like to know if you use it with SMB connection if you have any problems with stability. Mine seems to bring OS X to a crawl and eventually stalls Finder so bad even a Force Quit doesn't work.

  2. I updated to the 1.01 version of the firmware before copying any files to the NAS.
    I am using smb, but I haven't had any problems with stability when I have the drive mounted.


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