Category: System and controllers
Manufacturer: Adaptec, Inc
Caution Level: Intermediate
Download File Size: 325.5 KB
Operating System: Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows 2000, Windows XP
Latest Version / Release Date: 5.1.2600.0 / 22 Aug 2001
Addonics USB storage adapter is defined as a solution that allows users to add their USB storage devices to their Local Area Network ( LAN). It is considered to be both an economical as well as convenient solution. While on the users network, users within other different networks may then share into the USB storage. Addonics USB storage adapters come inclusive of 2.0/1.1USB as well as Ethernet connection. The Ethernet is fast running at 10/100mega bytes per second. The open source Samba network in addition to the Server Message Block (SMB) protocols are both supported by the Addonics USB storage adapter. The two protocols are important because they allow users to access other platforms where data is shared in such platforms as Windows, Linux and Mac. Users outside the LAN may use the USB for FTP access to other users as long as they have internet connection.
Unless you update your drivers regularly you may face hardware performance issues.
To check your drivers you should manually verify every device on your system for driver updates
One major advantage of the Addonics USB storage adapter is that it may also serve as a print server. More over, users may use it an appliance for downloading Bit-Torrents. Even to first time users the USB is easy to install. Installations guides are also available on the internet. The device is light in weight and small in size. Consequently, users can install it anywhere they may be required to use it. Addonics USB storage adapter comes with user management which allows users to either read and write or only read access to folders. In addition to being set as a DHCP client/server, Addonics USB storage adapter may also be positioned as a UPnP AV that may then be used by individuals for purposes of sharing music and even photographs. However, for the sharing to take place the music and the photos have to be stored on the server. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and Adaptec SCSI Card 39320A Ultra320 SCSI errors before installing any driver updates.