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Linksys By Cisco Media Hub Home Entertainment Storage With 500 GB Drive,LCD And Flash Card Reader

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  • 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet port for incredibly fast file transfers to Gigabit capable routers or switches
  • Vibrant color LCD display for monitoring status of the device or activating tasks
  • Two USB ports for additional connection to external USB hard drives
  • Two SATA hard drive bays
  • UPnP Certified
  • Integrated flash card reader
  • Includes Ethernet cable
  • Includes power adapter with power cord
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Technical Details
Item Weight2.1 Kg
Product Dimensions11.1 x 19.8 x 16.8 cm
Batteries:2 Nonstandard Battery batteries required.
Item model numberNMH405-EU
Hard Drive Size500 GB
Number of USB 2.0 Ports2
Additional Information
Best Sellers Rank 233,397 in Computers (See top 100)
Shipping Weight3.7 Kg
Date First Available2 Feb. 2009


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Product Description

Enjoy your media anywhere in the world (fees may apply). Easily configure the Hub to share or accept video, photos, and music via the Internet. Elegant web-based interface makes browsing and organizing your media a snap, from home or away. Watch a movie on the go; DJ at a friend's party with your music from home. Upload vacation snapshots for your friends to view, while still on vacation - free your media to be where you want it. Within its stylish, compact design, the hub's high capacity can store hundreds

Manufacturer's Description

Linksys by Cisco Media Hub with LCD--Home Entertainment Storage--Includes One 500 GB Hard Drive (Model NMH405 EU)
With the revolutionary new Linksys by Cisco Media Hub you can access and stream your digital music, photos, and videos throughout your home. Much more than a mere hard drive, it’s an intelligent storage and file server device that’s designed to aggregate media from your PCs and other storage devices. Includes two hard drive bays. With the Linksys by Cisco Media Hub it’s easy to view and listen to your digital memories on any PC, laptop, or TV(with a UPnP compatible media player) in the house. The Media Hub consolidates songs from the same album but stored on different PCs into one virtual album. And when you’re traveling or away from home, you or your family and friends can remotely access your media from anywhere in the world through an available Internet connection. Now you can upload and instantly share your digital photos or listen to your entire music library right from the Internet without lugging around a hard drive. Remote access is available free from Cisco for the first 12 months after you sign up (thereafter fees may apply). Linksys by Cisco Media Hubs also include automatic backup software so you can save your treasured photos, music, and videos in one device should your computers ever crash or are stolen. Media Hubs have also been engineered to be automatically recognized and accessed by Linksys by Cisco Wireless Home Audio components, so you can get your digital music off of your PCs and playing throughout your home.    

Introducing Linksys by Cisco Media Hubs Linksys by Cisco Media Hub Interface On Your Laptop
You love your media, so treat it well. The Media Hub makes it easy to organize, access, and share your digital video, photos, and music--around your home and around the world. With massive capacity, intelligent aggregation, and media-optimized sharing and file-serving capabilities, it’s an ideal way to manage your material, enjoy your entertainment, and share your memories. Show your media how much you love it--give it a Hub.  

Linksys by Cisco Media Hub Interface
Store Your Treasured Files

Find It, Store It, Access It 
The Linksys by Cisco Media Hub finds your files where they live on your home network. Got three songs on your laptop and the rest on another computer? It’ll find them and organize them by artist and album. Same for your photos, movies, and documents. So your files are accessible and orderly, in one place, whether you’re at home or on the road. 

Remote Access Hosted By Cisco
Share with Family & Friends
Web Access--It’s a digital photographer’s dream. If you shoot a lot of photos and have had issues emailing them, then the Media Hub offers you a better way. Thanks to our remote access hosted by Cisco, you can give out your Media Hub’s Web address so friends and family can view your photos in the same place. 

Remote Streaming and Downloads Linksys By Cisco Media Hub Connected  To A Network
Music fans know that their favorite songs are more enjoyable when they’re accessible. Imagine if you could set the mood anywhere you go with just the right track, or DJ a party without bringing a thing. Movie buffs and home videographers can also upload and download wherever they go. So no one has to miss those first steps. 

Media Readers (NMH400 Series) Linksys By Cisco Media Hub 400 Series Has An SD Card Reader
With the Media Hub 400 series, you can even pop your SD card right into the Media Hub, skipping the PC step entirely. Off on an adventure? Stop in an Internet cafe to upload photos remotely to your Media Hub’s Web address, so they’re more secure and available for viewing. 

Now Playing: 3 HD Streams at Once
Play your media around your house. The Media Hub is capable of streaming three simultaneous high-definition video streams. So you can have a dance party in the living room, a photo slideshow in the family room, and movies for the little guys in the basement.

Automatic or On-Demand Backup 
Photos, home movies, and precious documents are irreplaceable. But they’ll be safer and more secure with timed automatic backup. The files in the folders you choose can be automatically copied to the Media Hub on a recurring basis. So you never have to think about backing them up again. 

Expandability  Add Additional Hard Drives to your Linksys By Cisco Media Hub
You’ve got options. Use your own hard drive, or choose one of ours. Media Hub models are available with hard drives and there’s an extra drive bay so you can add another hard drive. Depending on your hard drive configuration, you can have room enough to fill your Media Hub with hundreds of thousands of photos or music files, and hundreds of hours of movies.

How Does Streaming Work?
The Media Hub plugs into your wireless router and then streams your files:  

Streaming Your Media Around Your Home

The Media Hub’s software interface makes it easy to view and play your photos, music and movies right on any PC on your home network. You don’t even need a live Internet connection.
If you have a PlayStation3, XBOX 360 or other media extender/DMA, you can stream movies and slideshows from the Media Hub to your TV.  UPnP-enabled wireless music bridges or receivers, including Linksys by Cisco Wireless Home Audio systems, can play digital music stored on your Media Hub.

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Ian Thomas VINE VOICE on 18 Aug. 2009
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If you want a simple and affordable media NAS, I would strongly recommend this one. It is easy to configure and reliable in use. It serves out files via the generic UPnP and DLNA protocols which are supported by a wide range of devices including games consoles such as the XBOX 360 and PS3. This facility is provided by the TwonkyMedia server software that comes pre-installed on the box, which automatically indexes files whenever they are added/changed and then serves them out. As this box is just running a cut-down version of Linux, it also has a Samba server which can be seen by Windows and Linux for simple reading and writing of files.

The included 500GB hard drive is a Western Digital Green drive, which is quiet and fast but more importantly has a very efficient low power consumption (quite important for a drive that might be left running a lot of the time). The box offers two standard RAID configurations if you want to add a second internal drive: RAID 0 (double the space) or RAID 1 (double the security). I bought a Samsung EcoGreen 500GB drive to run in RAID 1 - this was very easy to do. Just physically install the drive, boot up and choose RAID 1 from the web admin interace. It automatically synchronises the disks (which can take a couple of hours if the first disk is quite full) and that's it!

The server has relatively good read and write performance for a device of this type, but you have to remember that overall performance is constrained by the weakest link, which is not likely to be network bandwidth (assuming you have at least 54G wifi) or hard drive speed, but in this case the speed of the processor inside the box.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Clashcity Rocker TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 22 July 2009
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Needed a place to store my ever increasing music, video and photo collection and be able to stream them to whatever device I want around the home and this fits the bill 100%.

Setup of the MediaHub was extremely painless, stick the CD in, follow the instructions, give your hub a password and a name, and away you go. As an extra challenge, I did the setup on a Windows7 64bit machine, and glad to report the setup worked fine with no blips. If it can handle this, then I have no doubt it's pretty robust and would work on all other flavours of Windows too.

The unit itself it very small (the pictures don't portray how compact this unit is), and looks very slick. The LCD on the front is very handy, giving status, how much diskspace is used, what type is content is using it up etc etc. it's easy to navigate, and has a timeout on the LCD backlight, so it turns off (optionally) after a period of inactivity, which is useful if the unit is only partially hidden, or lives in the living room.

The services the units provides is your basic SMB/Windows Filesharing, so it appears as a network share in Windows Explorer, so you can drag and drop media onto it. It's also got FTP (switched off by default), iTunes server, a DLNA 1.5 media service (for PS3/Noxon or any UPnP/DLNA client), it's also got remote access, meaning you can access your media remotely (however this is a subscription based service, only free for the first year), and I found this clumsy to setup.
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By Yankeeeee VINE VOICE on 17 April 2013
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Very small and compact, this unit looks very slick and stylish. It's very easy to setup, just insert the setup cd and follow the instructions. Massive 500gb storage will take care of all your photos and videos etc. can't seem to get this to work with iTunes, but apart from that its a very well designed, solid bit of kit
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