Plug Computers

Have you played with one of these $100 network attached storage servers? I just found out about them today. They’re “Plug computers”—a solid-state wall-wart-sized low-power-drawing Linux server; attach a Gigabit Ethernet connection to your router and a USB drive for storage, and you’ve got file sharing and media streaming on your home LAN and over the web. There’s the TonidoPlug, the PogoPlug, and the announced-just-yesterday Marvell Plug computer. I don’t know if I’m too easily impressed, but if these things deliver what they promise, then our home network needs just got way cheaper.