NAS Appliance Boosts Capacity

Linksys' Etherfast Network Attached Storage EFG80 box is good news for workgroups and branch offices seeking inexpensive storage.

Linksys Etherfast Network Attached Storage EFG80 box is good news for workgroups and branch offices seeking inexpensive storage.

The $599 EFG80 workgroup NAS device, which shipped in October, is loaded with 80GB of storage capacity and a built-in print server. It can scale with an additional hard drive bay (see photo, below).

The EFG80 was a snap to set up, and I had it running in no time. Using the Setup Wizard Utility CD, I could configure network settings and activate the built-in DHCP service. Other administration chores are done via a Web browser—I used Internet Explorer to log in to the administration page and configure users and network shares.

For more information, go to www.linksys.com.