Linksys Nas200 Storage Appliance


As consumer digital media explodes, we are seeing continued forays into the storage and backup market.  Enter Linksys’ Nas200 storage appliance.  This little nifty box is a pretty nice box that can satisfy basic storage requirements for most people.  Except, well, it’s performance sucks.

The problem is that copy time is slow, especially on Raid1 (it does RAID 0,1, and JBOD).  That’s because Linksys opted for a subpar CPU on this NAS box to get it competitively priced.  Sure, it has a one touch backup button and client software.  But the client software is clumsy and the NAS200’s performance woes can’t be overlooked.  I hate to say it, but I would stay away from this product.  Btw, why wasn’t gigabit ethernet included?

Model NAS200
Standards IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u
Ports Power, Ethernet, USB 1,
Buttons Power, USB 1, USB 2,
LEDs Power, Ethernet, Disk (Act,
Full, 1, 2), USB 1, USB 2
Cabling Type UTP CAT5 or Better
Security Features User Name and Password
for Both System
Administration and
File Access
Dimensions 6.69″ x 4.49″ x 7.68″
(170 x 114 x 195 mm)
Weight 1.97 lb (893 g)
Power 12V DC, 5A, Switching,
100-240V AC, 50-60Hz,
Power Adapter Provided
Certification FCC, CE
Operating Temp. 41 to 104ºF (5 to 40ºC)
Storage Temp. 14 to 140ºF (—10 to 60ºC)
Operating Humidity 10 to 80% Noncondensing
Storage Humidity 5 to 90% Noncondensing