Introduction and First Impressions of the NSA210
- Last Updated : Wednesday, 07 December 2011 16:49
- Originally Posted : Thursday, 20 January 2011 09:08
A few months ago I purchased a Zyxel NSA210 Network Attached Storage appliance (often referred to in the technical press as a "NAS box") in order to replace an ailing general purpose server that had grown to be an important tool in my working life. The old server was a decade-old desktop PC unit running Ubuntu server software that was still operating reliably but showing signs of impending failure of the hard disk and fans. Another good reason for considering replacement of this unit was its power consumption of 70 watts – not ideal for a unit often left running 24/7. Generally the installation and setup of the NSA210 to meet my needs has been quick and painless, but there have been exceptions. Therefore I have put together a short series of articles accompanying this one in order record the problems and their solutions for the benefit of anyone else using this piece of equipment.