- Install the 3.5" SATA drives. They aren't included. I used 2x 1TB drives.
- Add it to the local wired network. Turn it on.
- Log in to the router to figure out the NAS IP address. Remember the IP address!
- Log into the NAS' buit-in web server (username ADMIN, no password) to format the drives, configure all the access, and learn the top-level-folder name.
- Create user accounts for all access
Here's how I access it using Ubuntu 9.10:
sudo apt-get install samba smbfs
sudo mkdir /media/Sharedrive
sudo nano /etc/fstab
//192.168.1.102/Top-Level-Folder /media/Sharedrive/ cifs nounix,uid=ubuntu_account_username,gid=ubuntu_account_username,file_mode=0777,dir_mode=0777,username=my_NAS_account_name,password=my_NAS_account_password 0 0 # Your IP address and top-level-folder are very likely to be different. # Your uid and gid should be your Ubuntu username/groupname (your Ubuntu machine login name) # Your username and password are almost certainly different.
sudo mount -a
sudo umount /media/Sharedrive
I haven't investigated automounting upon startup yet.