D-Link DNS-323 – fantastic product, great price, get one!
I just wrote a mini review of the superb little D-Link DNS-323 on Komplett and thought I’d copy it here. About the size of a tiny toaster, this device is a NAS (Network Attached Storage) which you connect to your home or work network and it behaves rather like a miniature server, providing shared file/folder access, printer sharing, remote FTP access, and UPnP media streaming. artifact can supply this device for around €134 ex. VAT although hard drives must be purchased and added to the device before it is fully functional.
Images taken from www.dlink.co.uk
Mini Review on Komplett
This is a super little piece of technology. I've had one of these for about 3 years now and it has never given me a second's trouble. This kind of reliability is certainly rare.
I put 2 Seagate 500GB drives in it running in RAID-1 mode and have enjoyed dependable, zippy performance. This, of course, was back when Seagate still made hard drives that weren't diabolical.
The updates have been quite frequent lately and UPnP now works nicely with a Sony PS3. The iTunes server is a lovely bonus. Remote FTP access is simple and effective and file sharing works beautifully with both Windows and Mac OS.
Sure, it doesn't have the ability to backup to another NAS, USB drive, or to an online backup service, and it doesn't have a Slim Server-like function but what do you expect for the price.
Buy one, you won't regret it.