Standalone NAS devices like these and those from QNAP, Synology, Drobo, etc, are way overpriced for what they do. The only reason why anyone would buy one of these is for the small size, but that's a hard sell. I turned an old Dell Dimension 3000 that's just been collecting dust into a gigabit NAS for about $40. I already had two older 1TB drives so in a matter of minutes I had a 1TB NAS with redundant storage. Loaded it with Windows 7, set up a few shared folders, set permissions, etc and voila, a high-performance NAS for dirt cheap. Best of all, if one of the drives fail, I can simply take the other one out and connect it to a Windows machine and just read the data easy as pie. No need to fumble around with tools like Explore2fs to convert linux ext2 to NTFS. Never going back to that again. When your household runs on Windows, it's very nice to have a cohesive ecosystem. Plus a Pentium 4 3.2GHz processor would smoke anything inside nearly any NAS that's not like $850.