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==Why did I get a Linkstation?==
 
==Why did I get a Linkstation?==
 
I started out in 2005 with a Linkstation 2 (Mipsel), because we had a great need for some secure storage and backup for our work.  After comparing everything on the market, it seemed like the Linkstation was the best fit for us, because:
 
I started out in 2005 with a Linkstation 2 (Mipsel), because we had a great need for some secure storage and backup for our work.  After comparing everything on the market, it seemed like the Linkstation was the best fit for us, because:
*it was economical from a power consumption standpoint,
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*it was economical from a power consumption standpoint (draws under 20 watts),
 
*it plays well on a Mac-centric network,   
 
*it plays well on a Mac-centric network,   
 
*it supports very large files, like .dmg files of size 10-30GB,
 
*it supports very large files, like .dmg files of size 10-30GB,
 
*it was easy to set up, and
 
*it was easy to set up, and
 
*I trusted it once I had researched it and learned that it is Linux-based.
 
*I trusted it once I had researched it and learned that it is Linux-based.
I had already used Yellow Dog Linux extensively, and had considered building my own NAS box from scratch, but couldn't find a small enough, power-stingy platform.
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I had already used Yellow Dog Linux extensively, and had considered building my own NAS box from scratch, but couldn't find sufficiently small and power-stingy platform to base it on.
  
 
==What about it didn't satisfy me?==
 
==What about it didn't satisfy me?==

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Why did I get a Linkstation?

I started out in 2005 with a Linkstation 2 (Mipsel), because we had a great need for some secure storage and backup for our work. After comparing everything on the market, it seemed like the Linkstation was the best fit for us, because:

  • it was economical from a power consumption standpoint (draws under 20 watts),
  • it plays well on a Mac-centric network,
  • it supports very large files, like .dmg files of size 10-30GB,
  • it was easy to set up, and
  • I trusted it once I had researched it and learned that it is Linux-based.

I had already used Yellow Dog Linux extensively, and had considered building my own NAS box from scratch, but couldn't find sufficiently small and power-stingy platform to base it on.

What about it didn't satisfy me?

We used this LS2 for about 9 months before I decided that I wasn't satisfied with the network speed.

What have I done about it?

Where has this lead?