Buffalo LinkStation Pro 500GB LS-500GL
!<http://www.buffalotech.com/product-images/LS-GL-tn.jpg!:http://buffalotech.com The state of the art of Network attached storage has sure improved a lot since I got a Linksys NSLU-2 three years ago. Then, I couldn't even get it to transfer 1GB worth of files and it cost $80 and I had to buy a $35 USB enclosure and spend $200 for a 120GB hard drive. Today, for $280, I got a 500GB hard drive, enclosure with the Buffalo and I've transferred about 100GB already with my 1GBps ethernet. It really does work.
The thing was super easy to setup, since it uses a web user interface and with 500GB and a very quiet 1inch fan, it is pretty amazing to have an always on storage system. If you get a pair and stick it in two places in the house, you really do solve your backup problems, so Irecommend it.
I'm using version 1.0 of their software, but their "download":http://www.buffalotech.com/support/downloads-product.php for once doesn't show any firmware releases.
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