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Re: [vox] Network Attached Storage device recommendation?

I'm still using a de-underclocked Linksys NSLU2 and unslung firmware (http://www.nslu2-linux.org/). 

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Bill Kendrick" <nbs@sonic.net> 
To: "LUGOD" <vox@lists.lugod.org> 
Sent: Friday, December 26, 2008 12:06:52 AM GMT -08:00 US/Canada Pacific 
Subject: [vox] Network Attached Storage device recommendation? 

So I'm staring at some NAS devices on Amazon, and while some of the 
less expensive ones (under $250) sounds okay, some people seem to have 
serious problems of one sort or another. (For example, a D-Link that 
replaces all non-Latin characters with "_" due to samba not being config'd 
very well on the device, which I'm assuming runs Linux.) 

I want something I can plug into my network, mount on my Linux laptop and 
my wife's, and copy files to/from. (Mostly to make our music collection 
available to Amarok, but also for manual backups, photos, etc.) 

The top three I've looked at seem to be: 

* D-Link DNS-323 2-Bay Network Storage Enclosure 
($150; needs SATA drive) 
* Iomega 33455 Ethernet/USB 2.0 500GB 1HD X 500GB Home Network Storage Drive 
($99, comes with drive) 
* Linksys Network Storage System with 2 Bays (NAS200) 
($80; needs SATA drive) 

In the case where they're just enclosures, I'll also need to get a drive... 

I used to just use an old Celeron as a server, but no longer have a desk 
under which to hide it, so I wanted something small, simple (like, foolproof, 
works outta the box), and inexpensive. (I'm about to buy an ethernet-based 
laser printer to replace my ancient parallel/USB Deskjet, as well.) 

Thx in advance, and happy holidays! 

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