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NAS Software on Seagate GoFlex

Discussion in 'Do It Yourself (Not Computer-Related)' started by rossj81, Dec 22, 2010.

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  1. rossj81

    rossj81 Thread Starter

    Dec 14, 2008
    I recently bought the Seagate Goflex Home 1TB, but I'm not happy with the software and would like to change it.

    Regrettably, I bought the Goflex without reading any reviews beforehand. I figured that Seagate make good drives, so the NAS solution would be good too. After setting it up, I find that it really isn't what I want. I want a NAS solution for data back-ups, but I don't want to have to install the Seagate bloatware on any of my machines before I can access the drive. I was hoping for an IP-address accessible network drive that I could map as a normal Windows network drive. After reading the reviews, I found similar comments from other users.

    Does anyone know if it's impossible to change the software? I understand that the software is on the docking station, not the HDD itself.

    I was hoping that it might be possible to PXE boot the drive, and install a lightweight F/OSS OS. All the OS has to do is manage the network traffic, SATA drivers, and be able to run TrueCrypt.

    Any ideas?
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