Capacity meets flexibility with the NexStar LX from Vantec. Transforming any standard IDE hard drive into a NAS (Network Attached Storage) device, your files become easy to store and even easier to share. Now you can access movies, music, and photos from your entire network as well as from anywhere on the internet. With its USB port, the NexStar LX can also be used as a typical enclosure where a network is not available. No matter where you are, the NexStar LX will keep your data within reach.
Number of Drives Supported: 1
Interface Type: USB 2.0
HDD Array Interface: Ultra ATA/100 (ATA-6)
Device Width Supported: 1 x 3.5" - 1/3H Internal
Product Title: Vantec NexStar LX NST-375LX-BK NAS Hard Drive Enclosure
Power Score: 3.0 | 3 Reviews
Maximum Storage Size: 750 GB
Operating System: Operating Systems: Microsoft Windows 98SE/ME/2000/XP/Vista Mac OS 8.6 & Greater
Height: 1.5 in
Width: 6.5 in
Depth: 6.5 in
Warranty Information: 1 Year Limited Warranty
URL: Manufacturer Link
General Features: Cooling Fan
Included Components: AC Adapter, Cabling (Interface), Installation Software, Power Supply
Network Architecture Supported: Ethernet - 10 Mbps Twisted Pair (10BaseT), Ethernet - 100 Mbps Two-Pair (100BaseTX)
Included Network Card: Ethernet (10/100 Mbps)
Host Transfer Rate: 480 Mbps
Number of Hard Drives Supported: 1
Total Hard Drive Bays: 1
Dimensions: 1.50" Height x 6.54" Width x 6.54" Depth
Frequency Band: Easily Add Storage to Any System with USB or Ethernet Smart Cooling/Passive Heat Sink FTP & SMB Server Web Based Management
Product Model: NST-375LX-BK
Brand Name: Vantec
Number of Total Expansion Bays: 1
Number of Network (RJ-45) Ports: 1
Network (RJ-45): Yes
Drive Interface: Ultra ATA/100 (ATA-6)
Product Line: NexStar LX
Product Reviews (3)
Strengths: nice size, nice features
Weakness: slow as hell, formats drive as fat32!, computer crashes HARD (bsod) on defragment
I was happy with this drive until I started copying files. USB works at a fairly normal speed, but the network interface is SLOW. I mean slower than a floppy disk. Large files seem to copy ok, but small files copy at around 5k per second (yes, 5kps) or less.
By gworthey - Jul 15, 2007
Very single minded NAS
Strengths: Haven't tried it out yet. Doesn't look any different from any other external HDD enclosure..... and I've seen many.
Weakness: If you want to use it as a network-added storage (as you should expect to), be aware that your choice of OSes is limited to FAT32... not ideal if you need to store large files over 4GBs.
Disappointing to say the least. The omission of its OS limitation, except in the manual, will squash any plans to build a NAS usable by any OS that can handle large files. Unless the file system planned for is FAT32, steer clear of this device.
By ronhack - Dec 7, 2006
Vantec NexStar LX NST-375LX
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