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    So how does the Linksys one work then? does it just fake a direct connection to the disk and let windows deal with it, as opposed to sharing like a standard server?

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    Quote Originally Posted by j.o.s.h.1408 View Post
    jonathan i recon you should go for the more complex one, i heard its easy to setup and in the mean time you can use it just for basic file sharing but later in the future say if you want to do more? you can with this product. You dont have to use all the features right now to reap the benefits of having such a complex piece of kit.
    I was thinking that - having it as a print server might be cool, and was thinking about laying out the extra for it, until I realised that it isnt an enclosure but you can attach USB drives to it. I was hoping to just (for now) pop in my 'Multimedia' drive of 250GB with all my bits and pieces on it, and use that until i can decide ont he best choice of HDD to buy. I agree that it seems like a great product, but I'm creeping further away from budget, which maybe I shouldnt be... Will have to read up on the cost benefit of it.

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    im using the Linksys NSLU2 and can thoroughly recommend it.

    as has been said it can be a print server, can use a wireless stick, webcam, can dl torrents, all sorts of stuff. but it also does the basics very well if your not into all that
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    savastore the co that recently went bust and re appeared are selling nas drives @ 30 - 10 for google chk out = 18 pound inclu delivery

    good price but weary about the co unfortunately

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    Oh man - just been reading up on the 'slug' and it does seem amazing, but I've never really dabbled with linux and seems a bit daunting.

    @ Madduck, how much have you done with this? When formating to EXT2/3, will there be an auto driver download to enable seeing the attached drive? Or does there have to be a specific one? It appears that the 'unlsung' firmware is the best way to go for beginners, is that what you are using?

    Really thinking about getting this before google checkout finishes - should come to £45 - even if I cant get a lot of storage for it atm, will i still, at a basic level, be able to use this like it was a 'normal' hard drive to link to Vista Media Centre? Would there have to be messing with permissions and rights and blah blah blah, or do you think that if I tell VMCE "Thats where my music library is" that it should be able to pick it all up?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cv65user View Post
    savastore the co that recently went bust and re appeared are selling nas drives @ 30 - 10 for google chk out = 18 pound inclu delivery

    good price but weary about the co unfortunately
    Got a link?

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    also how easy is it to configure it 2 download torrents and stuff online? can it use rss feeds? how many hdd's can you attach to it? if i buy say a4 port usb hub, can i use that to connect more stuff to it?

    also how do you access the linux in it? is it accessable through some software you install on your pc or is it from a regular web browser like how you configure routers??

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    update: i got my slug device last weekend and its such a brillient piece of kit. i have got my ntfs hdd attached to it atm but have not unslung that hdd yet has i need to reformat it before i do that

    i am currently running the unslung fw and it does its job. later on i will add another hdd to format in ext3 and unsling it so that i can begin exploring the vast amount of features this baby can do. but so far has file transfering goes, its fast and doesnt d/c!

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    For those who have not bought the linksys take a look at THECUS NAS, you can even buy the optional wireless to stream media. In my experience these are the best. My work is using it as a backup for all the workstations but i have to tell ya it can do so much more at home... too bad i dont have the cash to buy one yet.

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