Date: March 30th, 2010
Article by: Jackie Mueller (Hardware Reviewer)
Edited By: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: Addonics
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ADDONICS NAS2XU2 NAS 2.0 ADAPTER INTRODUCTION
After reviewing a myriad of NAS units here at Tweaknews and integrating one into my home network for personal use, I sometimes stop and wonder how I ever got along without one. I remember the days when I would share out a hard drive or printer attached to one of my networked computers, and it generally worked out okay - until someone turned the computer off. And when the computer needed a reload of the OS, shares were not accessible until the reload was complete and everything was configured all over again. That kind of a setup was quite a hassle compared to the centralized storage and network services a NAS provides.
For those that have never owned a NAS, the cost and time commitment that goes into owning one can be intimidating. Luckily, there is a much cheaper and simple solution to get your feet wet with how a NAS works. Today's review will cover the NAS2XU2 NAS adapter from Addonics, which turns any USB hard drive into a network attached storage device. It's a small, very portable device that also provides a DHCP server, FTP server, Xbox 360 media server, and more. Time to take it for a test run.
ADDONICS CORPORATE PROFILE
Incorporated in 1998, Addonics is a privately held company located in the Silicon Valley, California . Its mission is to provide professionals and business users a complete family of innovative storage solutions with the highest quality and best compatibility in mind. Our business focus is to deliver a family of data storage building blocks that can be easily put together to form a variety of data storage solutions. These building blocks consist of sub systems, IO converters, storage enclosures, racks, controllers, interface boards, mounting brackets, interface cables, power cables, adapters and connectors. In as much as possible, the building blocks are designed as independent modules that can be used as stand alone or combined in many possibilities, similar to the LEGO blocks, to form powerful and flexible storage solutions.