07-18-2012 12:02 PM
I'm considering buying one of the GoFlex Net Systems (http://www.seagate.com/gb/en/home-entertainment/me
I'd be really nice if there is someone willing to enlighten me!
Thanks (and sorry for the bad english)
07-18-2012 01:47 PM
Not too sure about the Goflex Net. I bought one but couldn't get it working because I messed up the Pogoplug registration and then it was unusable, so I took it back. The Goflex Net uses the Pogoplug Service. Maybe it works really well; I haven't seen many posts on these forums about it.
After returning the Goflex Net I bought a Goflex Home. The goflex home is a mini computer with a hard drive. The Hipserv OS is a version of the Linux operating system.
The Goflex Home has an FTP server so yes, you can transfer files to and from it without your PC running using FTP.
ps the link in your post doesn't work as there is an extra ) on the end.
07-19-2012 03:19 AM
Also with the Goflex Net, don't be fooled by the pictures they always show with 2 drives.
The Goflex Net is just the base unit with a couple of empty slots and you have to buy the Goflex Freagent portable drives separately whereas with the Goflex Home the drive is included.
07-20-2012 06:02 AM
I have a GoFlex Home NAS. I'd like to be able to store files there and edit them on 2 different computers, with the NAS "locking" the file while it's being edited.
The way I see it working now is I can open a file resident on the NAS, it gets downloaded to a hidden temporary directory and I can edit the temp file. When I save the file and exit, the file doesn't get updated on the NAS.
Is there a way to force the updated file to be written back to the NAS?
Is this how a fileserver works?
07-20-2012 04:53 PM
I'm not seeing that.
If I open a document stored on my Goflex Home it creates the temp ~lock file in the same folder on the GFH.
If I try to open the original file from another computer it tells me that it is locked for editing and gives me the option of opening it read only.
That applies even if I open the docuent in Microsoft Word on one computer and Open Office on the other.
What program are you using to edit?? It seems unusual behavior not to update the original file when you save.
For a text file opened in Notepad then there's no locking.