Like every other website on the planet, SmallNetBuilder uses cookies. Our cookies track login status, but we only allow admins to log in anyway, so those don't apply to you. Any other cookies you pick up during your visit come from advertisers, which we don't control.
If you continue to use the site, you agree to tolerate our use of cookies. Thank you!

Router Charts

Click for Router Charts

Router Ranker

Click for Router Ranker

NAS Charts

Click for NAS Charts

NAS Ranker

Click for NAS Ranker

More Tools

Click for More Tools

NAS Reviews

Introduction

TRENDnet USB 2.0 Network Storage Server

TRENDnet USB 2.0 Network Storage Server (TS-U200)
Summary BYO NAS that can share USB hard, CD-ROM and flash drives. Also backs up memory cards to defined shares.
Update None
Pros • Push-button backup of memory cards & USB Flash keys
• Auto download (backup) feature
Cons • Slooooowwww
• No event logging or alerts

There are three basic types of consumer Network Attached Storage (NAS) devices on the market today. The first is completely self-contained. It comes with the basic electronics of the device and the disk-drive(s) integrated inside a single box. The second type, a Bring Your Own Disk (BYOD) box, is like the first, except that consumers purchase their own disk drives and install them into the box themselves.

The third type separates the computer that runs the file server from the disk drive(s), where file server and disk(s) go into their own separate boxes. Consumers plug a standard external disk drive chassis into such units to share one or more drives across the network. The Linksys NSLU2 [reviewed here] is a popular example of this third type of product. But there's ample room for competition in this market segment. In this review, I look at a competitor to the NSLU2, the TRENDnet TS-U200.

Like the NSLU2, the TS-U200 is tiny. Its size, shape and styling are those of a small paperback book. The front of the unit includes a number of status LEDs along with slots for numerous flavors of memory cards including CF Type I/II, Smart Media, Memory Sticks (Pro and Duo included), SD, and MMC.

The back of the unit, shown in Figure 1, has two USB 2.0 ports, a 10/100 Ethernet port, power connector, reset button, and a button for unmounting the disk drives.

TRENDnet TS-U200 Back Panel

Figure 1: Rear view of the TS-U200

The top of the TS-U200 proffers a single button labeled "Backup" (you can see it at the upper rear right in Figure 1, on the front edge of the top). It's used to copy the contents of a memory card to a disk drive plugged into one of the device's USB ports.

More NAS

Wi-Fi System Tools
Check out our Wi-Fi System Charts, Ranker and Finder!

Support Us!

If you like what we do and want to thank us, just buy something on Amazon. We'll get a small commission on anything you buy. Thanks!

Over In The Forums

Dear Forum,I have what I think is a pretty simple setup. (Diagram Attached) I have an Edge router with a WAN connection to the internet and a LAN conn...
Hey guys:Curious about this repeating error in my logs... Any ideas how to address this if its an issue?Oct 17 16:59:58 ntpclient: gethostby*.getanswe...
Hello everyone,I currently have an ASUS AC68U which gives pretty much full coverage to my whole home, but I have experienced instability in my living ...
I have a number of routers running the Merlin firmware (384.7 lately.) There is 1 OpenVPN server enabled on each of those. Local networks are running ...
I'm having a hard time deciding which firmware I should upgrade to for my RT-N66R. Which one should I use? It still has the Asus 3.0.0.4.380_3831 firm...

Don't Miss These

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3