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Hardware Thread, Network Drive For Home Use. in Technical; Originally Posted by CyberNerd Install freenas on the NSLU2/Linkstation? have a look here: http://nas-central.org/index.php?title=Main_Page Which is better, the LinkStation or ...
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    Re: Network Drive For Home Use.

    Quote Originally Posted by CyberNerd
    Install freenas on the NSLU2/Linkstation?
    have a look here:
    http://nas-central.org/index.php?title=Main_Page


    Which is better, the LinkStation or the NSLU2?

    The LinkStation


    1. Has a faster processor
    2. More RAM
    3. A large internal hard drive
    4. Optional gigabit ethernet connectivity


    The NSLU2

    1. Costs less
    2. Has a more developed hacking community.
    Disk size I guess is irrelevant because both have USB for more disks (I have an external 120MB 2.5" USB). IIRC the NSLU2 has 32MB 266MHz ARM and the site says LS2 is 64MB 400Mhz.
    edit: the LS2 pro is 128MB !
    Are you planning on hacking or going with the default linux OS?
    I'm not too worried about hacking the thing and installing a full OS on it. All I really need it for is file storage and sharing between me and my girlfriend. Above all I want reliability over gimmicks and ease of use as my girlfriend needs to use it and with no offense intended she is not the most technically minded of people. Though saying that she has taken to Linux without any problems and actually prefers it to Windows.

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    Though saying that she has taken to Linux without any problems and actually prefers it to Windows.
    a familiar story. I really don't understand this 'linux is harder to use than windows' mentality, for most people its just fine, and for geeks its great.

    I say go with the Linkstation if the cost isn't an issue. also the nslu2 *needs* external disks, there is nothing onboard. The LS2 its got a lot of potential if (when) you do decide to hack it I can't remember what the default NSLU2 was like, I only booted it once.

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    Re: Network Drive For Home Use.

    Quote Originally Posted by CyberNerd
    [ I really don't understand this 'linux is harder to use than windows' mentality, for most people its just fine, and for geeks its great.
    It's not harder if you are starting from scratch, nor is MacOS (not significantly anyway). What IS hard is trying to work any other OS in the fashion of the OS that you are used to. Speaking Urdu is easy if that is all you have ever done, 2 year olds can manage it; me, I can't understand a word.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew_C
    What IS hard is trying to work any other OS in the fashion of the OS that you are used to.
    This is why its so bad that in education the kids are typically taught one way of doing things (the MS way).

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    Re: Network Drive For Home Use.

    Quote Originally Posted by CyberNerd
    Though saying that she has taken to Linux without any problems and actually prefers it to Windows.
    a familiar story. I really don't understand this 'linux is harder to use than windows' mentality, for most people its just fine, and for geeks its great.

    I say go with the Linkstation if the cost isn't an issue. also the nslu2 *needs* external disks, there is nothing onboard. The LS2 its got a lot of potential if (when) you do decide to hack it I can't remember what the default NSLU2 was like, I only booted it once.
    Comet have the LinkStations on offer for for the following prices:

    250GB - £89.99
    320GB - £129.99
    500GB - £ 149.99

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    The 250GB one sounds tasty.

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    Re: Network Drive For Home Use.

    it takes external USB disks as well if you run out or want to go RAID.
    you can even add a soundcard and turn it into a radio/alarm clock/audio box
    http://www.nas-central.org/index.php...USB_sound_card

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    Re: Network Drive For Home Use.

    the linkstation is really adaptable, you can add an LCD screen aswell, it can do all sorts!

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    Re: Network Drive For Home Use.

    anyone want to swap a NSLU2 ?

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    It looks like I will get the 250 GB LinkStation once I get my redundancy through. That will give me just over 500GB storage when I add my 320GB DriveStation to it.

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    I can recommend the NSLU2 - I have 2 of them and they are versatile. You can run linux on them and turn them into a mail server/ssh server etc whilst still functioning as NAS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dancingdruid
    I can recommend the NSLU2 - I have 2 of them and they are versatile. You can run linux on them and turn them into a mail server/ssh server etc whilst still functioning as NAS.
    Like I said earlier I'm not really bothered about hacking it and adding additional functionality.



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