Raspberry PI as NAS

A friend of mine was wondering about using a Raspberry PI as a NAS, the question being: how fast is the PI at file transfers from/to an external hard disk connected via a USB rack.

So I booted up my PI, mounted some random 3.5 inch Samsung 160GB SATA hard drive inside another random Spire USB-SATA external (powered) rack and gave it a go at some testing.

RaspberryPI – first impression

I couldn’t resist not trying out my RaspberryPI which I received yesterday 🙂

I quickly recycled one of my SD cards, installed the recommended SD image and booted it up.

After the initial boot setup screen (and partition resize), you can see it running connected to a monitor via HDMI, with a keyboard, mouse and wireless adapter (Asus WL-167g) all plugged in a 4-port USB hub…

My RaspberryPI has arrived

Yay! After around 4 months of waiting, it is finally here. My very own Raspberry PI 🙂

It appears I received a rev2 board which, among other small improvements, should feature 512MB of RAM instead of 256.

The board comes packed in a nice neat pink(?!) case, together with a quick start guide giving you the essential information on how to get the thing started…