As the year was turning from 2004 to 2005. I was looking at ways to add more disk space to my home network. With costs of a new computer just out of my reach and having a couple of hard drives that were out of commission and out of places to even use them, I was in a jam.
I was looking for a way to keep the cost down but be able to expand the drive space over all of my systems on the home network. I have looked into the SoHO NAS/SAN storage devices and the low end were the same cost as a new system (Aprox $500.00). I stumbled across the NSLU from Linksys on CompUSA's web site. Needless to say, I went to Compusa and picked up the NSLU 2 for 99.99 – a 10.00 mail in-rebate.
I also picked up a USB/Firewire disk enclosure.
A 160gig Hitachi drive from compUSA ($60.oo with Mail in-rebate) was going to go into this exclosure. This drive was going to replace one that I know is starting to fail.