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- Jan Aagaard
October 24, 2006, 11:37 am
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are my impressions after a couple of days of use:
The drive was extremely easy to install. Absolute no configuration
required, and the default setup was descent. The web based
configuration interface is confusing, but it works.
I do however have these issues:
I am from Denmark, and thus I have Danish characters in some of my file
names. The Plextor seems to be configured to use and old Extended ASCII
table (the one found at the bottom of http://www.lookuptables.com /),
and here the character (that's ø) is not represented. I my
opinion it would be much better to use ISO 8859-1
(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ISO_8859-1 ), since that would cover most
of the Western worlds' languages. All my documents have now been
renamed with o in stead of. I have mailed Plextor support for a
possible fix, but I doubt that it's something they can change.
The drive does not support the Windows file attributes, i.e. archive,
read-only, hidden and system. The has a few disadvantages: I cannot
make a backup plan based on the archive attributed. I cannot customize
folders using desktop.ini files. Thumbs.db files are not hidden.
The drive does not support Windows access control lists. This is
however not something that I would have expected.
I could not restrict access to part of the drive while allowing
anonymous access to other parts of it. I guess that the developers
forgot this setup. (I might be possible to trick it by created a used
called guest that has no password. I have not tried that.)
The drive seems very slow if more than one computer is accessing it. I
have not made any benchmark tests, so the drive might be just as fast
as any other drive accessed over a network.