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The NAS200 is a network-attached storage appliance intended for the consumer market. It was originally marketed by the Linksys division of Cisco Systems in 2007.[1]

The NAS200, the successor to the Linux-based NSLU2, has room for two internal SATA drives, a 10/100 Ethernet port, and supports FAT32-formatted external USB 2.0 drives. It comes with UPnP media-sharing software.

The NAS200 is built around a RDC semiconductor R3210-G — a RISC-based System-on-a-chip that executes the Intel 80486 instruction set. The NAS200's stock firmware supports only Microsoft Windows networking (SMB). This firmware includes a Linux 2.6.19 kernel and uses an eCos-based boot loader.[2]

A PC Pro review said "transfer speeds were unimpressive" and found with average read speeds of 3.7 MB/s and average write speeds of 3.2 MB/s.[3] PC Magazine found it a little faster at 4.7 MB/s with 500Gb Seagate drives, but concluded it was too slow for movies.[4]


  1. ^ "Network Attached Storage System with 2 Bays: NAS200". Cisco Systems. Retrieved June 9, 2011. 
  2. ^ Henry Kingman (September 6, 2007). "Linux-based SLUG spawns highly hackable NAS". Archived from the original on September 9, 2012. 
  3. ^ Matthew Sparkes (November 12, 2007). "Linksys NAS200". PC Pro. Retrieved June 9, 2011. 
  4. ^ Oliver Rist (October 25, 2007). "Linksys NAS200". PC Magazine. Retrieved June 9, 2011. 

External links[edit]

  • "Linksys NAS200". web site. April 26, 2008. Retrieved June 9, 2011.