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Plextor PX-NAS4 – NAS box review

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Wendy Robertson
Senior Administrator and Reviewer
Article posted 25 Mar 11 20:28

Server and security settings and features

 

Now let’s take a look at the Plextor PX-NAS4 server and security settings.

Setting up a user account

Clicking on the “users” item in the menu will bring up the user overview dialogue, from here you can add as many users as required by clicking on the “Add user” icon.


User overview

Clicking the “shares” menu item will bring up the “shares” dialogue box, and will allow the administrator to set permissions for users and groups.


Shares overview

Summary

Setting up the user accounts and permissions was a very simple affair. It was also possible to allow or deny access to other people’s shared folders.

Backup and restore

By its nature, an NAS unit could be storing a lot of important data, so it’s nice to see a backup utility being bundled with the NAS.


Genie Backup Manager Lite

The Genie Backup Manager Lite software can be installed on a Windows based host PC, allowing backups to be carried out from the main PC. The PX-NAS4 also has its own server to server backup utility already installed on the NAS unit itself.


PX-NAS4 backup utility


PX-NAS4 restore utility

 

Let’s head to the next page where I will take a look at media sharing features and performance….

 

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