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21 Mar 2003
How’s this for ease of use? Want to add a file server to your home network? Get the Martian NetDrive Wireless and follow these steps:
Not bad, eh? The box boots up a stripped down Linux distro, grabs an IP from your home network’s DHCP server, and starts talking SMB. Or, in layman’s terms, you turn it on and start putting stuff on it.
This means no more big PC sucking up power all day just to trickle MP3s to my Audiotron. Also, a always-on external drive for backups. The downside? $400 for 40 gigs is a far cry away from a buck a gig, which is fast becoming the storage price point.