I found this LanDisk 350 at a clearance sale so decided I’d fork out the $5 AUD to have a play around with it.
From the side of the box, I gather it can share printers, use SATA *AND* IDE disks (this will actually come in handy for me to check out what my old IDE disks has on it), run a DHCP server, run a SAMBA share, FTP, and run as a NAS.
Inside the box, I found the Power brick and power cable, a CAT5e crossover cable, some screws, the SATA connectors, the wifi antenna, and the instructions and installation CD.
Putting the disk in was rather easy, undo the 2 screws holding the hard drive tray in, swap the IDE connectors to the SATA connectors, plug the hard drive in, put it all together, and away we go!
I plug it in and press the power button that’s on the top and I can immediately hear the disk spinning up.
The Landisk has a web interface so I don’t even need to use the CD. The web interface looks like the typical 2006 era China-spec NAS that we’ve all seen. I’ve even bought a couple of other ones before!
Unfortunately I didn’t get any further than this as the power supply of the NAS gave out fairly quickly…Maybe it’s been sitting in a hot warehouse for far too long.
I’ll explore the NAS some more once I find a replacement power supply so stay tuned!