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Introduction

Mirra Personal Server

Mirra Personal Server
Summary Networked backup, file sharing and remote file access device. WinXP / 2000 only. Comes in 120, 160, 250, 400 GB versions
Update None
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...

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