Summary: I am running Ubuntu 12.04 and 11.04 and i have no trouble connecting with this NAS device. It works great sometimes it takes a few moments to sync but its hard to say if it is the nas, the computer or the OS. It was easy to set up and easy to use. I highly recommend.
Summary: For many years I used an NAS (Network Attached Storage) so that all of our photos, data, etc is saved on the network and not on each individual machine. I like an NAS device because they use very little power (maybe 30 watts compared to 300 watts for a desktop computer).
Summary: Backing up documents is extremely important. If you do not want to pay a monthly fee to back them up online, then an external hard drive is a great option. This external hard drive is portable and gets its power from the computer. It is small and lightweight.
Summary: This is a great little hard drive, although its getting dated i would buy another one. One great feature that isnt mentioned: the front USB connection snaps off to reveal standard internal hard drive connections. If you need an internal drive, this works great too...