EtherFast 10/100 Instant GigaDrive (20GB) w/ Print Server [Mo.# EFG20]
"... the most outstanding SOHO[Small Office/Home Office] product I've seen lately. The price/feature combination is beyond comparison. You can manage this 20Gig Network Drive with NT Server like features, and it can also serve as a dedicated print server or DHCP server. It will even send you e-mails to let you know how it's doing!"
While this unit is beyond the reach of many home users, nothing can compare to it's price/feature combination and usefulness in a SOHO environment. This unit can bring a lot of features and flexibility to your network. Besides being an easy to install network drive, it can also act as a Print Server and/or DHCP server.
The GigaDrive is very small and lightweight. You can move this unit around with you very easily (all you need is a network connection wherever you go). All of it's features (Storage, Print Server, DHCP Sever), can be used to take some of the burden away from other: Servers, File Servers, and Print Servers. The GigaDrive also supports Apple, and can be used by UNIX (through SAMBA). So, it can exist and function on a very mixed network.
As you'll see later, this unit is actually a minicomputer. It uses and Intel Pentium(I) processor and runs Linux Redhat as an OS to provide the File/Print/DHCP services.
Let's start off by taking a look at the listed features and specifications.
Linksys Listed Features:
Provides 20 Instant Gigabytes of External Hard Disk Space Built-in PrintServer
Gives Your Network One Extra Location to Attach a Fully Shareable Printer
Web-based Configuration and Diagnostic Interface is Accessible from Any PC on the Network