Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Posted by John Lane in "Digital Home Hardware & Accessories" @ 05:00 PM
"eXcito of Sweden recently launched a follow up to their popular Debian-based mini NAS called BUBBA|TWO. I've got to say... the new incarnation has got everything I wished the original had and then some. For starters, BUBBA|TWO now comes preloaded with a streaming media server app (supports iTunes DAAP, UPnP media players, and soon Squeezebox network music players), a file server with shared user access to folders and photo galleries, improved web 2.0 inspired web browser interface, a built-in router and firewall."
The BUBBA|TWO is an interesting alternative for users who want a server at home, but don't want a full-sized computer or the setup headaches. This fanless device is nearly silent and very small (4.5 x 1.8 x 7 in) and only pulls 13 watts max, making it a big energy saver. Yet, it still manages to give you most of the functionality of a full server (firewall, router, file and folder sharing, media streaming, email, ftp, etc) using a easy to understand web based GUI interface. The only option on the device is the size of the internal hard drive, which ranges from no hard drive included up to 1 terabyte. Definitely worth a look!