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Linksys-nslu2.4139394
4.8 out of 10

Linksys NSLU2

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10

Great Low Power NAS

Priyantha J., Newegg
7 May 2008
  • Summary: The current setup is configured with firmware release 2.3 R63. (unofficial release is R76 but not easily available since it is unofficial).
  • Pros: 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).
  • Cons: Unit is shipped under clocked and as others have mentioned - th e firmware has not been updated for years.
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Overall 10
10

Slug Bug

Anonymous, Newegg
13 November 2007
  • Pros: Great little home network device. It's not the fastest thing in the world but for our purposes it is fine. We had 2 350G external hard drives attached to 2 different computers. We used the NSLU2 to network the drives together so the computers all see the same things now (My documents/pictures/Quicken ...etc). Good for basic networking.
  • Cons: Data moves a little slow,especially when you are backing up large files. It's a good idea to do back ups like that at night!!
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Overall 10
10

Awsome!

Edward B., Newegg
11 April 2007
  • Summary: How can there be?
  • Pros: Small, cheap, extremely adaptable.
  • Cons: None!
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10

I just LOVE these things!

Thomas G., Newegg
15 March 2007
  • Pros: I work for a computer manufacturer (servers, not PCs). The console for most of our equipment is on a serial port. I recently got my boss to buy a pair of these to use as term servers. I installed Linux on them and put their root FSes on NFS so they're diskless. I put hubs on their USB ports, put USB->serial converters in the hubs and connected the serial consoles of all my group's machines in the lab to those ports. With the slugs on the net, we can access all the con...
  • Cons: None. Did I mention that I just *LOVE* these things?
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Overall 10
10

Great unit for the informed

Anonymous, Newegg
21 December 2006
  • Summary: No NAS unit I have seen is easier than this unit, but that does not mean it is brain dead simple.
  • Pros: This unit is a dream for those who hack or are willing to invest the time. It is really a little Linux computer.
  • Cons: NOT FOR THE NOOB WHO WILL NOT INVEST A MINUTE.
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Overall 10
10

I like mine.

Thomas G., Newegg
14 December 2006
  • Pros: I bought two. I installed a new OS (Debian/NSLU2 --- so now I can make it do whatever I want. I ``de-underclocked'' it g --- I used a razor blade), so now it runs twice as fast. I've only had time to partially set up one, but it'll soon be in a position to entirely take the place of my desktop: Running the printer, orchestrating backups, running the DVD burner and of course just storing a bunch of data, etc. I even have it set up with encrypted filesystems that it's s...
  • Cons: I have to admit, as a general purpose computer (which is NOT what it was designed for, but IS how I'll use it), it is kinda way-stinky slow, but I'm talking about actual computing horsepower. De-underclocking it does make a big difference, though. For serving up files to a SOHO network (as is mine), it's plenty fast enough.
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Overall 10
10

Can't find a reason to hack it yet

Anonymous, Newegg
23 December 2005
  • Pros: This thing does exactly what it says. I use to to stream music and movies... A task it handles flawlessly. Don't get hung up on the required drive format. If you format the drive with the NSLU2 and then disconnect it and connect it to a Windows PC via a USB port, it won't work. Fair enough. Quit being lazy, if you really wanted to do this you'd already know that there are windows drivers available to that will allow Windows to read this drive when connected to your PC...
  • Cons: only 2 USB ports.....12 more would be better! he-he
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10
Value for money 10
10

Gebruikersreview - Linksys NSLU2 review door jbr

jbr, Tweakers.net
8 June 2009
Overall 10
10

Linksys Network Storage Link NSLU2 Linksys Network Storage Link NSLU2

einstein.de, Dooyoo
20 August 2008
  • Conclusion: viele Erweiterungsmöglichkeiten als "out of the Box"-Server für den geübten Bastler
  • Pros: preiswertes und universelles NAS-Device
  • Cons: durchschnittlicher Datendurchsatz
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Overall 10
10

Linksys Network Storage Link NSLU2 Linksys Network Storage Link NSLU2

einstein.de, Dooyoo
20 August 2008
  • Conclusion: viele Erweiterungsmöglichkeiten als "out of the Box"-Server für den geübten Bastler
  • Pros: preiswertes und universelles NAS-Device
  • Cons: durchschnittlicher Datendurchsatz
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