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> > I am a new user of the nslu2 and I can't seem to figure out if it
> is a bad product or if it is me
> > expecting too much out of it. I am using the latest firmware 29
> and this thing is quite
> > unreliable. I have a buffalo 160 attached to it. I wanted to put
> all of my xvid movies and
> > mp3's on it so that all my computers could access them.
> Unfortuanely this thing cause the
> > drive to hang on a daily basis and I have to restart it several
> times a day. I am using a mac
> > and a pc and I get the same results. I never had this problem
> the drive when I had it
> > shared to all computers when it was just attached to my pc. I
> can't even use it to update my
> > ipod with itunes because itunes just sits there "updating ipod"
> for hours and hours at a time.
> > I never had this problem with I was accessing the drive on my mac
> when it was attached to
> > the pc. Am I expecting too much from this thing?
> On transfer speeds, see this post:
> I'm not familiar with the buffalo 160, but have you checked the
> database and read up on external drives and compatibility? I read
> what you said about not wanting to mess with the firmware, but
> there's a lot of evidence that the unslung firmware improves
> compatibility and irons out some of these problems. Despite finding
> it a bit daunting I'm very glad I took the plunge.
> I've got MPEG2 movies on one of the drives attached to my NSLU2 and
> they play just fine on my desktop pc.
> Good luck!
I too, am using a MAC and a PC to access my nslu2. I am currently
using the UNSLUG software (version 4.20) and have been unable to
create folders (directories) on the share access to the drive from
either a MAC or a PC. I am able to copy individual files however to
the disk. I'm using a Maxtor 250GB USB disk attached to my SLUG.
Also, is there a limit to the storage available for version 4.20 on
the shares? I'm having problems when trying to copy files