|Mirra Personal Server|
|Summary||Networked backup, file sharing and remote file access device. WinXP / 2000 only. Comes in 120, 160, 250, 400 GB versions|
|Pros||• Robust backup for WinXP and 2000 machines
• Browser-based remote access to shared files that works through router firewalls
|Cons||• XP and 2000 only
• Can't be used as networked storage
Whenever a company approaches me with a new Networked Storage (NAS) device, one of my first questions is usually "Do you bundle a backup application with it?" This is because I'm a firm believer that automatic backup should be one of the primary applications of these products - especially for anyone using their computer(s) for business purposes.
I was happy to find that Mirra's Mirra Personal Server - which is not a NAS device in the classic sense - handles backup chores with ease, but puzzled that it doesn't provide the most basic of file serving capabilities...