ZipIt NFS WL-HDD25

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WL-HDD 2.5 IEEE 802.11g 54 Mbps WLAN Hard Drive Box

http://usa.asus.com/products/communication/wireless/wl-hdd25/wl-hdd25_m.jpg

The ASUS WL-HDD25 is an external 2.5" hard drive enclosure with Ethernet, 802.11g, and USB running a Linux firmware for which there is an open source firmware that offers NFS. (Note: you have to supply your own 2.5" notebook bare drive to put in this enclosure)

Manufacturer's spec page: http://usa.asus.com/products/communication/wireless/wl-hdd25/overview.htm

It's now selling for $79 plus $3.99 S&H from newegg for anyone who is interested in external wireless storage for their Zipit: http://reviews.cnet.com/Asus_WL_HDD_2_5/4014-3033_7-31080278.html

Tom's Networking Review: http://www.tomsnetworking.com/Reviews-179-ProdID-WLHDD25.php

Custom Firmware supporting NFS

For all WL-HDD users here's a custom firmware which includes:

  • telnet daemon
  • nfsv3 daemon
  • vsftpd daemon (replaces stupid-ftpd)
  • samba 3.0.9 (supports CIFS)
  • doesn't poll for the harddisk each 5 seconds

Every feature of the original 1.1.2.8 firmware is in this custom version, also NTFS R/W support

You find the 34MB file 1.1.2.8-custom.zip in: http://www.z600.nl/temp/firmware/1.1.2.8-custom/