Great hardware department

One of those lumps of hardware that does exactly what it says on the tin: my new network hard disk. A plain and sturdy metal box, one Ethernet cable to my home ADSL hub and one power cable plugged in, no software clogging the disk or drivers to install; switched it on and everything just works. Half a terabyte of backup now available to my various wifi-linked PCs, protected by a firewall, passwords, and the latest SHA cryptofunk. Brilliant.

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