Finally got around to buying myself a network attached storage box. I needed this for home backups and mass storage. I bought a Buffalo Linkstation — I’ve had some reasonable experiences with their Terastation while I was at Manchester.

This is much the same; simple, well put together. It would have been nice if it had sftp or rsync servers on them (particularly the rsync!). The only problem I have with this box is that it seems very optimized for large files; if you are transferring lots of small files, then the speed at which you can get stuff across the network is very, very slow. Perhaps this is windows though, who knows?

Originally published on my old blog site.