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 Post subject: NSLU2 vs DIR-655 network storage
 Post Posted: Tue Aug 23, 2011 12:33 pm 
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Hi Scott,

Was curious as to whether you still have your NSLU2? I know you have a DIR-655 router which has a USB port which I assume would be a good way to attach some network storage.


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 Post subject: Re: NSLU2 vs DIR-655 network storage
 Post Posted: Wed Aug 24, 2011 6:45 am 
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I sold my pair of NSLU2s last year. The DIR-655 is a non-contender in a network storage role, since it doesn't truly act like a server and instead requires software to be loaded on the PCs in order to access it (a deal-breaker), not to mention I don't believe it would have anywhere near the performance of even a 10 year old retired PC in that role. Scott.


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 Post subject: Re: NSLU2 vs DIR-655 network storage
 Post Posted: Wed Aug 24, 2011 11:22 am 
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Yes, I also hate having to load proprietary software on each PC to access a drive and also the attached USB device can only be accessed by one client at a time according to the documentation. Pretty lame IMHO.


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