Networked attached storage box from Buffalo. Provides:
* 750GB of storage on your home network for backing up of all your home computers
* DLNA media server functionality, store you movies, videos, music, pics, and playback with PS3 or Xbox, etc.
* Printer server, hang your printer off it so it can be used by all PCs
* Access your files remotely
This unit is easily hackable to give you what is essentially a small, power-friendly server for your network, allowing such uses as:
* Mail server
* Web server
* Torrent Downloader
* Asterisk Telephone PBX server
* Newsgroup downloader
And should you want more space, the internal hard disk can be swapped out for a larger SATA drive (like the 1.5TB in mine). Power supply runs at ~10W in my configuration - low enough you can leave it on 24/7.
This might not be as good a deal as eBuyer's earlier sell offhttp://www.hotukdeals.com/item/429604/buffalo-hs-dh320gl-320gb-linkstatio
but if you are in the market for external storage it can do so much more than a dumb USB drive.