Asus Announce WiFi Hard Drive Enclosure

Asus have produced a hard drive enclosure with a built in 802.11g adaptor and two 10/100 Ethernet ports: the WL-HDD. At 54 Mps on the wireless connection, it’s not really fast enough for heavy corporate use on the 802.11g connection only, but it is ideal for a home server – and is priced accordingly: approx US$150 for the enclosure, you supply the ATA-100 drive.

Like many network attached storage systems, the device is managed through a simple HTML interface, enabling administrators to grant access to files on the drive.

Matt Jones comes up with an interesting idea

Techworld on the WL-HDD

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Fraser Lovatt

Fraser Lovatt has spent the last fifteen years working in publishing, TV and the Internet in various capacities, and believes that they will be seperate platforms for at least a while yet. His main interests at the moment are exploring where Linux is taking home entertainment and how technology is conferring technical skills on more and more people. Fraser Lovatt was born in the same year that 2001: A Space Odyssey was delighting and confusing people in the cinemas, and developed a lifelong love of technology as soon as he realised that things could be taken apart, sometimes put back together again, but mostly left in bits or made into something the original designer hadn't quite planned upon. At school he was definitely in the ZX Spectrum/Magpie/BMX camp, rather than the BBC Micro/Blue Peter/well-behaved group. This is all deeply ironic as he later went on to spend nine years working at the BBC. After a few years of working as a bookseller in Scotland, ("Back when it was actually a skilled profession" he'll tell anyone still listening), he moved to England for reasons he can't quite explain adequately to himself. After a couple of publishing jobs punctuated by sporadic bursts of travelling and photography came the aforementioned nine years at the BBC where he specialised in internet technologies and video. These days his primary interests are Java, Linux, videogames and pies - and if they're not candidates for convergence, then what is?