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.


Unlocking Raspberry Pi Potential: Navigating Network Booting Challenges for Enhanced Performance and Reliability

I've set up several Raspberry Pis around our house for various projects, but one recurring challenge is the potential for SD card failur...