Monday, January 10, 2005

Ximeta Netdisk Info and Reviews

I'm helping a friend with his connected lifestyle, and he mentioned to me he has a Ximeta Netdisk Wireless, which I had never heard of until now. I like the premise. His wireless drive reportedly does show-up on his "network", even though it isn't technically meant to be a network device, but should instead be "seen as a local hard drive" by networked machines, a technology they've named NDAS. He hasn't done anything with it quite yet.

I'm also interested in such a device. I need a convenient, reliable backup solution for our Mac laptops. My current plan was to look into repurposing some old computer hardware I have into a linux file server, and see about attaching external firewire drives. If I can buy something off-the-shelf at a reasonable price, that'd be interesting.

Ars Technica has a brief review of it. For some reason, I can't find a date on that article. I'd like to know whether they've fixed multi-user, OSX and Linux support. The issues they've mentioned are big show-stoppers to me.

Has anybody tried any of the Ximeta devices? any thoughts?


Past coverage from Engadget (read all comments)
Past coverage from DesignTechnica
CNET Editorial and User Reviews
Interesting Amazon Listmania overviews competition

I'm seeing various complaints about their drivers.

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