2 thoughts on “Network drives need to get smart”

  1. I agree re: Ximeta. In theory, a HD that is “always on” and plugged into the network without needing to be attached to a computer is a fantastic idea.

    In practice, it’s slower than USB2, requires drivers, and has fewer practical uses than the Mirra. I’m definitely not impressed with my Ximeta Netdisk and I wouldn’t recommend it to others.

  2. Kareem i agree with you. i think all those issues in ximeta clearly are a problem and are likely to remain a problem for the company if it doesn’t do something really fast. what fascinates me is that most of the drive makers use linux, yet find it tough to do a port to mac os-x. i thought the unix underpinnings should make that easier if not easy.

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