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LINKSYS NAS200 Network Storage

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The NAS200 from Linksys is a dual bay, one touch storage device for your network. Just push the button and the NAS200 scans your network for important files and backs them up into the appropriate folders. data back-up software makes it an easy task, now you have no excuse.

The dual bays each accept an SATA hard drive. You can configure the NAS200 to see the drives individually or as a single drive in JBOD mode. For faster performance, RAID 0 stripes the data across both drives. RAID 1 provides the ultimate in security by mirroring the data on both drives. If that isn't enough capacity then you can add extra drives to the two USB 2.0 ports.

Access the data on the drives from anywhere through a web browser or FTP client. You can make the files public or create accounts that the authorized users have to log into. Either way your data is available quickly through the Fast Ethernet connection.

  • newegg 10/100Mbps Fast Ethernet Connection The Linksys NAS200 features a 10/100Mbps RJ45 port for convenient network connections so you can easily share files between computers on your home or office network.
  • newegg SATA HDD Support The Linksys NAS200 features two SATA drive bays for easy installation and replacement of internal hard drives.
  • newegg Built-in RAID The Linksys NAS200 provides flexible RAID configuration of either RAID 0 for disk striping speed or RAID 1 for data security.
  • newegg USB 2.0 Support The Linksys NAS200 features two built-in USB 2.0 ports for convenient storage capacity expansion with external storage devices.
  • newegg Download without PC With built-in download manager, schedule download tasks for FTP and HTTP without the hassle of turning on your PC!
  • newegg One-touch Backup Start on backing up your files simply at a touch of the backup button on the front panel of the Linksys NAS200!


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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


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  • Adam J.
  • 5/11/2013 11:00:16 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

2 out of 5 eggsWell, it IS discontinued.

Pros: One place for media storage. Easily accessible by a variety of machines (running mixed network with several Windows flavors + OSX). Compact, no power supply brick or wallwart.

Worked well for over a year.

Cons: Backup is not a easy as pushing the 'backup' button on the front of the unit -- there are additional installs and hoops t jump through. Drive configuration also not as straightforward as advertised. Main minus is that it has started dropping network connection. Cycle the power & it's OK for about ten minutes, then 'poof' gone. Which would be bad enough, but we have the main iTunes library living on it. So - now I have a spiffy looking doorstop.

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  • Anonymous
  • 11/21/2009 10:05:37 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Works well and is very customizable. Each new firmware update brings more features and bug fixes. It really just does what it's supposed to do so there's not much point in listing all the pros.

Cons: The hard drives get very hot. If you take the back covers off and you touch the hard drives, they can almost burn you. The transfer speed averages 4 MB/s, but that's not a big problem if you're using this for backup or media streaming. It cannot join a domain and use domain credentials; you are forced to create user accounts on the device itself. The buzz of the fan is noticeable in a quiet room but it can be set to power off after some time of the device being idle. The price is a little high and I haven't seen it discounted for a while. The aesthetic design of this NAS was made to match a line of Linksys products that have already been discontinued.

Other Thoughts: Using two Western Digital Black Edition 750 GB hard drives, configured under JBOD to look like one large hard drive. I have read that this setting does not carry the risk of complete data loss like RAID 0 but it also does not provide redundancy like RAID 1.

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  • Andy K.
  • 11/20/2009 6:54:55 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

4 out of 5 eggsGood product

Pros: Good value for the money, runs Linux, low power consumption, looks good on shelf with other network equipment. Nice compact size. LED's are not annoyingly bright but still easily seen. Power supply is inline with cord, not a plug in transformer so it won't hog space up on my UPS. Ready to go in minutes.

Cons: Fan in mine was sorta loud, no USB print server,drives/fan don't always shut off like literature says it should.

Other Thoughts: Bought this and one 500Gb hdd to backup my music, pictures, etc on and to stream music from. When I first powered it up, the airflow from the fan was quiet enough but the sleeve bearings were louder than I like. After a half hour of running, I pulled the single 500Gb WD Caviar drive out and it was warm but not hot, it was normal for a drive. After the first drive/fan idle shutdown it doesn't do it again unless rebooted...have newest firmware image from Linksys installed. Works fine with my laptop running Ubuntu Linux 9.1. Didn't even use the Windows installation cd, just went to the IP that my router gave to it and setup was quick and easy. As for trasnfer speeds, I think some folks are expecting a bit too much...it ain't fast but once all your data is on it, it serves it back out just fine. All in all, it does what it was designed to do and what i bought it for except for the fan and drives not stopping after being idle.

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  • Charlie W.
  • 10/31/2009 10:18:44 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsNot Reliable

Pros: 1. Easy drive installation.
2. Supports creating users on the device.

Cons: 1. Cooling is horrible.
2. Drops connections during access.
3. Both units stopped recognizing drives after a little over a year of use.

Other Thoughts: 1. I would have preferred NFS support.
2. I wish I would have read the support forums before I purchased two of these.

PLEASE READ THE LINKSYS SUPPORT SITE FOR THIS PRODUCT BEFORE YOU BUY IT!

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  • Lois P.
  • 10/25/2009 1:14:49 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

2 out of 5 eggsFrustrated

Pros: Easy setup, looks nice, inexpensive. Works when it stays connected to network.

Setup with 2 1TB WD Green HDs as individual drives.

Cons: Super slow. I mainly bought this to share files on my home network which includes 3 desktops, one of those serves as a DVR, a PS3 and a laptop.

It will not stay connected to the network. I tried several things including setting a static IP on the router and giving the port it's on priority and upgrading the firmware. I was able to watch some video copied to it from the HTPC. The lights are on but none of the PCs, XP nor Vista, can connect to it.

Other Thoughts: Luckily, I've only put music, recorded TV and a few data files on one drive. I'm going to remove the empty drive an put it in one of the desktops. I'm going to copy my files off the drive int he NAS before it dies permanently. Unfortunately, I can't return it to Circuit City. I'm seriously considering shipping it back to Linksys to let them dispose of their own junk.

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  • Armando O.
  • 10/20/2009 7:44:30 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

2 out of 5 eggsA learning experience.

Pros: Beautiful, it looks pretty in a desk. Easy to install and set up everything, drives, unit, software (not needed by the way). Easy to understand Web based Management Software. It is a beautiful TOY!

Cons: Temperature - Drives run too hot, there is not enough space for airflow and cooling (I do not know if it has a fan, I did not see it), this slows down the performance of the drives.
The most important thing - Data transfer - I read in Linksys forums that it does not goes over 3.9MB/sec. In theory, for a 100MB ethernet transefer it should go up to 12.5MB/sec, but it depends on a lot of things, drives, network cards, routers, cales, electrical noise, etc. These factors will slow down the transfer and anything from 7MB/sec and up is good for a 100Mb ethernet connection.
My disks transfer at an average of 20MB/sec and I Have a 10/100MBit board in my laptop. I transfered directly from the Laptop, with a CAT6 cable connected to the router that has a Gigabit port. I only got 2.2MB/sec, and the drives (2 1TB barracuda SATA II 7200 CONSTANT RPM) are configured as RAID 0 (Striped), the fastest way to transfer as Cisco people claim.

Other Thoughts: Well, if you want to learn and experiement with an inexpensive NAS, this is the right one for you. But if you are serious about your data and how fast you want to move it, there are more choices. Just be careful to read everything, and remember a good and reliable NAS may be priced near $500, with a little more, I can build a server and have more benefits. Think about it, Servers were build with a purpose, you do not have to spend a lot on them even the Server OS is not that expensive for home equipment.

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  • Scott M.
  • 9/1/2009 4:29:22 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsGreat idea, cheap product

Pros: Compact, cool looking NAS. Up to 1 terabyte of connected storage. Good web interface.

Cons: My NAS died after 2 months, would not power up. Called tech support and they seemed to understand what was wrong and basically said that I had to "buy a new one"

Other Thoughts: This product tarnished the Linksys good name in my eyes. Very difficult to get data off the Linux formatted drives after failure, I'm sticking with added drives to an old PC as my backup solution.

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  • Anonymous
  • 8/25/2009 11:23:22 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsCan't recommend this one

Pros: Inexpensive.

Cons: Painfully slow transferring data to/from unit. Forget trying to stream any video from it. It is on a Gigabit network and I can't even get close to 10Mb speeds. Locks up about once every 2-3 weeks which requires pulling the plug. It has a scheduled shutdown feature but I don't know what good it is when it does not restart. Also will not auto restart after power failure. For you Linux users it does not support NFS just CIFS. Backup software included was just plain awful. Wound up using MS NtBackup (incl W XP Pro) as it was a bit faster.

Other Thoughts: The 10/100Mb ethernet connection /should be/ the data bottleneck but it is not. For sustained data transfer the best I ever got was less than half of 10Mb speed. Have upgraded firmware twice (2 diff revisions) and lockups and slowness are still issues. I've had it with this thing. Now I'm looking for something else to move these 2 nice big fast sata drives into.

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1 out of 5 eggsavoid

Pros: cheap

Cons: extremely slow. So slow it times out with several devices I try to get to use it. Will not work USB with various types of devices. Cannot link with either of my WD Mybooks.

Other Thoughts: AVOID LIKE PLAGUE. soooo slow.

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  • Mr. H.
  • 8/1/2009 1:10:52 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsUpdate Review

Pros: Easy to Setup and Connect to the Network. Still running the Hard Drives as One Large Drive and still have not had any problems with it yet for my Home Network. Web Interface available to setup. Tech Support is really good and knowledgeable. If power is lost to the Unit, then you have to power it back up yourself, which is a good feature, since you minamize the damage to the drives.

Cons: USB Connection Slow, Firmware could use an update to offer more options, Documentation did not mention that if you format the drives from the Web Interface you only get FAT32 formatting and if you want to format it with NTFS, then you have to pull the drive up in the Windows Explorer interface and format from there.

Other Thoughts: I am looking into expanding my NAS Devices and I am considering this one again for the Scalability and compatibility with the one I already have.

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