Monthly Archives: January 2011

Serial access to uBoot on the NS-K330

Almost a month ago I obtained an NS-K330 “NAS”  — a tiny embedded computer with one 10/100Mbps LAN port and two USB 2.0 ports, intended for home use as a ultra-cheap Network Attached Storage unit. This post describes my experiments with connecting to the device’s serial port and uBoot boot loader. 

Cheap FreeBSD-compatible USB-serial adapter

I received my cheap USB-serial adapter today for experimenting with embedded devices that require TTL-level “serial” interfaces. This particular product is officially sold as a USB adapter for Nokia N1200/1208/1650/2630/2670 mobile phones. However, the phone end is basically a serial port running at 3.3V (TTL levels). Inside the larger-than-usual USB connector is a Prolific Technology […]

FTP vs rsync on the NS-K330 with SnakeOS 1.2.0

I recently been playing with my new NS-K330 “NAS”  — a tiny device with one 10/100Mbps LAN port and two USB 2.0 ports, intended for home use as a cheap Network Attached Storage unit and file download client. This post describes the network transfer performance I experienced using ftp and rsync (with and without ssh) […]

Adding a Debian environment to the NS-K330 under SnakeOS

I recently discovered the NS-K330 “NAS”  — a tiny device with one 10/100Mbps LAN port and two USB 2.0 ports, intended for home use as a cheap Network Attached Storage unit and file download client. I received mine December 30th 2010, and have been poking at it the past few days. This post describes how […]

SnakeOS and the NS-K330 “NAS”

I recently discovered the NS-K330 “NAS”  — a tiny device with one 10/100Mbps LAN port and two USB 2.0 ports, intended for home use as a cheap Network Attached Storage unit and file download client. I received mine December 30th 2010, and have been poking at it the past few days. This post describes my […]