This is ok if you like hacking, but not if you "just want something that works"
Brett Hall, Amazon
6 March 2009
Summary: I've had this product for a couple months. In short, it is a pain to use, but it works if you're good at hacking on things. I had the disadvantage of using it with a 750G drive, which it's not supported for, but this wasn't advertised anywhere I saw!!
Summary: I received the Network Storage Link (NLS) today and tried to set it up following Linksys' instructions. Their setup program could not locate the unit. I logged into my router and saw that the unit was connected with its default IP address (192.168.1.77) but I couldn't ping it.
Summary: Do not purchase this access point if the following apply: 1) You have external drives full of data you want to make available on your network. You must first reformat the drives to ext3 (a Linux format) which means you loose the data. 2) You have PC's running Vista on your network.
Summary: What a great little product! Not only does it work great right out of the box as a network storage adapter (which is all it's really advertised as), but it's actually a cheap little Linux server! There's a very active user community online that supports this product - just go to [...
Summary: The "Slug" (the affectionate name for the NSLU2) is a small wonder in the world of Linux "PCs". As a dedicated Win32 guy, I was looking for a small PC to replace the power-hogging IBM M-Pro that I used successfully over the last year as a Firefly media server.
Summary: I got this unit to run as a backup NAS drive and it is perfectly suitable for this purpose, especially since I keep it running 24x7 (it uses very little power). I have this currently attached to a 320GB WD drive (in a Rosewill RX353-S enclosure) and have been using it for a few days now.
Summary: Easy to set up. The main drawback I have found is that when power goes off, even briefly, the NSLU2 must be manually powered up after power is restored. This unit provides for very inexpensive network storage.
Summary: (UPDATE 10-20-08) Yep, it's a great little box. However - and these are big howevers - there are a couple of issues. 1) Mine will not keep the date once rebooted. That's a problem when backup software compares dates. It keeps resetting to 1969!
Summary: I won't bother to review the NSLU2 as a music server or criticise it because it uses the ext3 file system. I don't really care that Linksys customer support sucks - all customer support for technical stuff like this is pretty abysmal.
Summary: I've used it as a NFS server for my home network. Here are the reasons why I recommend for potential buyers: 1. Thanks to all contributors that make it easy to customize this product. Please try to search "NSLU2 linux" for further information.