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: 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.
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.
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"...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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!