MediaShare Mini offers bite-sized NAS functionality

Verbatim has introduced its new MediaShare Mini NAS server. Unlike most network-attached storage devices, this product doesn’t include any storage out of the box—the user is responsible for connecting external hard drives or thumb drives to the four included USB ports. As the picture below illustrates, Verbatim took the Mini part of the product name to heart, as well, making other NAS solutions look totally fat in those pants.

Diminutive size aside, the device offers the ability to stream files through a PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, or “other DLNA compliant digital media adaptors,” and files stored on it can be accessed from an iPhone, BlackBerry, or Android smart phone. You can also upload photos directly to Facebook and Flickr, though it appears the Flickr integration requires a premium subscription.

According to CNet News’ Crave blog, the MediaShare Mini costs $90. At that price, it might appeal to those looking for a cheap, consumer-level NAS, especially if they already have a spare hard drive to pair with it.

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    • Norphy
    • 9 years ago

    Doesn’t seem like much point putting in a USB3 or eSATA port when a gigabit network port doesn’t offer as much bandwidth as either of those things.

    /edit Supposed to be a reply to #1 and #7

    • thudo
    • 9 years ago

    QNAP for maximum UN-fail. Best NAS out there! All others = royal poo.

      • zqw
      • 9 years ago

      Leave the United Nations out of this. They do their best.

    • mkygod
    • 9 years ago

    Yeah, esata would be nice. This device is definetely aimed at the masses who mainly use USB 2.0.

    Are there any devices like this that support eSata?

      • stdRaichu
      • 9 years ago

      My QNAP boxes have all had eSATA ports, but they’re priced a lot higher than things like this.

      • dashbarron
      • 9 years ago

      I’m surprised they wouldn’t use 3.0 Tis the age.

        • vince
        • 9 years ago

        I agree, but that would increase the price quite a bit, me thinks…

    • Kurotetsu
    • 9 years ago

    No eSATA ports at all, hell not even a single USB 3.0 port, seems like a rather silly decision for something like this.

      • ssidbroadcast
      • 9 years ago

      Yeah, I’m perplexed. What if you want to run a server with large files like videos or videogame assets?

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