Hawking Net-Stor HNAS1 Network Storage Center - HNAS1

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I bought this product because the price was hard to beat for a NAS enclosure. Biggest problem is that the fan sounds like a jet engine. I wasn't expecting a whisper fan, but I have other NAS enclosures and they are not nearly as loud. Other problems I had: 1) When I screwed in the thumb screws I did not notice that the RJ-45 connector was slightly off and it snapped off the plastics from the PCB. Luckily the electrical connection was ok and works after screwing everything back together. I can attribute that to my own user error so can almost excuse that. 2) Had to reconfigure my PC IP address manually to match the default subnet of the Hawking NAS enclosure. The product did not attempt DHCP first. If you don't know what I am talking about, then you will likely have problems getting this to work. 3) Still have not been able to configure the user settings. The instructions says to just click "add" button, but the button is grayed out. I have a feeling it is because I did not perform a format using the Hawking utilities on the ALREADY pre-formated drive (with existing data) I inserted into the enclosure, but a note or warning about why buttons are grayed out would be nice. Overall, I think I can live with this product because of the dirt cheap price (after $25 mail in rebate), otherwise I would be extremely unhappy with this product.

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The product may be great, however, fromt he description, I thought that I was buy an exteranal hard drive. Not what I was expecting...

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Decent Network Drive

on 12/28/2007

Had a little trouble setting the system up, as it's default address is I had to switch my computer and router to that range even to see it. Once I got that worked out, setup was a breeze. I didn't even use the enclosed setup disc, just browsed to the web page and made all the required settings. This thing is not quite as fast as my dedicated server, but will serve my needs nicely and save some electricity. Also the fan is quite loud, requiring a remote location.

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Hawking HNAS1

on 12/28/2007

Good product. Easy to setup. Capacity is limited to only 250GB. Not enough for one who needs more for backup. Overall is good.

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Product Overview

The compact Hawking HNAS1 Net-Stor Network Storage Center is an economical and powerful device, and provides an ideal solution for small business and small office/home office users. The HNAS1 functions as both a file server and FTP server, and can be used to easily share video, music, and data files. The Network Storage Center features managed access via three pre-defined user authorization levels, which allows files to be shared both publicly and privately. The HNAS1 can also be configured to allow the transfer or backup of files directly over the Internet via the web browser or FTP. It supports all standard 3.5" IDE Hard Drives of up to 250GB (hard drive not included). The Smart Setup Wizard makes installation of the Network Storage Center simple and the user-friendly web interface makes it easy to manage. The HNAS1 is a great addition to any network!

Share and Backup Video, Music & Data File server & FTP Server Functions Easy Installation and Setup!


Manufacturer Hawking Tech
Mfg Part# HNAS1
SKU 10395851
UPC 603992505777
UPC 14 00603992505777
Supports all standard 3.5" Internal IDE hard drives of up to 250GB (hard drive not included).
Supports CIFS/SMB for Microsoft Network remote users, allowing them to easily retrieve files using "My Neighborhood"
Provides password security for web management & Network Storage Center access
Allows for five online SAMBA users (concurrently connected) and five online FTP users (concurrently connected)
Auto-detects Network Storage Centers for newly installed Network Storage Centers
Tech Specs
Manufacturer Hawking Technologies, Inc
Manufacturer Part Number HNAS1
Product Name Net-Stor HNAS1 Network Storage Center
Manufacturer Website Address www.hawkingtech.com
Product Type Network Storage Server
Product Model HNAS1
Brand Name Hawking
Additional Information Provides password security for web management & Network Storage Center access
Form Factor 3.5" Tower
Dimensions 13.2cm Height x 6cm Width x 22cm Depth
Hard Drive 1 x 250GB Standard
Storage Capacity 250GB
Interfaces/Ports 1 x Network
Network Cards 1 x Fast Ethernet IEEE 802.3u 10/100Mbps RJ-45
Protocols CIFS/SMB
Management Web-based user interface for easy configuration and management.
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