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Originally Posted by mshale View Post
Hi, and thanks for reading!

I recently had an idea to keep all of my video files on a separate external hard drive. Now, I wold like to use that same drive as a NAS device. I am going to use itunes to get those files from that drive so that I can use Connect360 to view them on my xbox. I have looked, and looked and I cannot find an enclosure for my 2.5" drive that can get this done for me. I would like to have a gigabit connection, but the 100 mbps is fine too. right now, the enclosure that I am using has a USB port, and no external power supply, so you must connect it to a computer for it to even power up. Does such an enclosure exist?

Thanks again!
I don't know of a NAS enclosure that supports 2.5" drives, but I personally own a D-Link DNS-323 and think it would be perfectly suited to your task. In addition to having Gigabit ethernet support, it can also do RAID1/0 and has a built-in iTunes server. It's a little pricey at about $170, but it's an awesome little server. The pictures e its size too, it's just big enough to contain 2 3.5" drives.

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