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So I have come accross this 'download server' which can supposidly download torrents, be used as a FTP server, and also be used as a print server.

So i have ordered one as for £9.99 I though't it'd be worth a play with, but im interested if anyone has any experience with it, can I use it for two functions at the same time? And also say I wanted to hook up a 1Tb drive, is there any work around the FAT32 limit of 4Gb files?

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No workaround for the 4GB limit for FAT32 file system. Its just the way it was designed.
    
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No workaround for the 4GB limit for FAT32 file system. Its just the way it was designed.
Ah I thought there might of been some custom firmware
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According to a user review, it can read NTFS, but not write. So, it's all what you want to use it for.
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According to a user review, it can read NTFS, but not write. So, it's all what you want to use it for.
I'd noticed that, its just I was after the writing, as I currently have an AM3 server I use in my room, which is kinda loud when im not using it for anything major, so I thought this might help a little. As I currently download around 6gb video torrent files of lectures from my school.
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Its running linux and NTFS write support just isnt there with the version its using. I'd assume that 4GB limit is null if you use one of the Linux formats it supports.
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Its running linux and NTFS write support just isnt there with the version its using. I'd assume that 4GB limit is null if you use one of the Linux formats it supports.
Just thinking your right there, it'd just be easier to run a virtual Linux box off my machine to watch the video, thanks for the idea
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Just thinking your right there, it'd just be easier to run a virtual Linux box off my machine to watch the video, thanks for the idea
You don't need to do this at all. Your Windows box will talk to a Linux box (the Download Engine) over a network just fine, regardless of the format you use on the disk. The Download Engine talks to the disk and deals with the format, your Windows box just talks to the Download Engine.
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