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Linksys NSLU2
4.5 out of 10

Linksys NSLU2

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Reviews and Problems with Linksys NSLU2

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Overall 8
8.0

Good Economical Network Storage

D. Starling, Amazon
12 April 2008
  • 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.
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Overall 8
8.0

Good product for your own customization

O. F., Amazon
3 April 2008
  • 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.
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Overall 8
8.0

Only One Gripe

Camera Shy, Amazon
31 March 2007
  • Summary: This is actually a pretty nice unit. My only gripe is that if you have a power outage, someone needs to manually push the on/off button to turn it back on. Not very well though out on the part of Linksys.
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Overall 8
8.0

3 Years of Continuous Use as SVN Server

Glenn R. Howes, Amazon
11 October 2006
  • Summary: There is a large hacker community out there coming up with more and more activities you can do with this very flexible device. It was an afternoon's work, but I, a person with moderate Linux skills, set up a Subversion version control system on this box (do a web search for "sprinkleofcocoa NSLU2"...
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Overall 8
8.0

good, cheap solution

David S. Hillman, Amazon
25 May 2006
  • Summary: This is a good product. It's small, silent and cheaper than a Network Attached Storage (NAS) solution if you have USB hard disks lying around. Setup is a breeze and the latest firmware allows it to be used with FAT32 and NTFS disks. You just won't get user and group security with those filesystems.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great Product for Basic Needs

MO, Amazon
19 March 2006
  • Summary: I paired this up with two Cintre USB hard disk enclosures <ASIN:B000ANT9OA>. The Cintre enclosures plus internal hard disks run about the same cost as an off the shelf external USB drive, however I can upgrade in the future for substially less cost by buying just an internal drive.
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Overall 8
8.0

Needs work, but otherwise very good

Amazon Customer, Amazon
14 March 2006
  • Summary: I connected my ntfs drives to the usb ports, and while streaming mpeg2 videos, the connection would break in under a minute. I reflashed the firmware from Linksys (even thought the device already has the latest), and the connection problem went away. Reading from ntfs drives is decent.
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Overall 8
8.0

Nice product, but be aware of the issues.

Y. Huang "Ramdom Walker", Amazon
20 October 2005
  • Summary: [...] This little linux based device basicly works. It does everything it says. It also has a lot more potencial if you want to hack it. It can be used as web server, ftp server, etc. The setup for it was not easy for me.
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Overall 8
8.0

Overall good, documentation could be improved

Francois Rouaix, Amazon
16 May 2005
  • Summary: I've had the NSLU2 for about a month. The first thing I did was to upgrade the firmware, which ended up being more painful than I thought... After downloading the latest firmware and starting the upgrade, the NSLU2 got stuck into a state where it said that the upgrade was in progress and I couldn't...
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Overall 8
8.0

Nice unit

John Q. Public "billruff", Amazon
16 May 2005
  • Summary: This unit does exactly what it says it does. Be careful however-You MUST reformat your hard drive before you can use it with this unit. But Wait there's more: The real neat thing about this little unit is that it is running an embedded Linux kernel!
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