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We have only reviewed Network Attached Storage devices that had one internal hard disk, but RAID technology has long become available to home users, and it would be logical to implement it in NAS as well. There are already a number of NAS devices available with support for two or even four internal HDDs. It means you can build a RAID array to increase the data-transfer speed or the security of disk data.

This review is about one such device. It is the dual-disk NAS200 from Linksys. Besides its main capabilities we’ll talk about below, this NAS is very appealing for its price. It is comparable to the price of single-disk devices of this class.

We’ll check out how efficient this offer is. If the NAS200 is really good, you won’t have to pay extra for dual-disk devices from other brands.


Specification and Accessories




RDC R3210-G,133MHz (x86)




1 RJ-45 port (10/100/1000 BaseT) 
FastEthernet with auto crossover

Other interfaces

2 SATA-150 ports (internal HDD)
2 USB 2.0 ports

Maximum internal HDD 

2 x 1TB

Supported file systems

FAT (external storage devices)
NTFS (Read Only, external storage devices)


30x30mm fan


170mm x 114mm x 193mm



Power supply

External PSU

Additional features

FTP server
Media server
One-touch backup
Built-in download Station

The box contains:

  • NAS200
  • Category 5e Ethernet cable
  • 12V/5A power adapter
  • Power cord
  • CD with a user manual and software
  • Quick Installation Guide
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