What a waste of money
Let me see my bill of materials:
AMD 3200+ Elite ECS GS 7600 - £30
Maplin iCute case (6 3" slots) - £30
Memory - £26
Extra cooling for the disks, quiet fan, extra SATA card (fan mounting already on MB) - £20
PS - $50 (80+ Akasa super quiet)
Debian - free.
Grand total: 156
That is roughly the same as the Synology and this iOmega box prior to disks. Total capacity - 6 disks, expandable to a max of 14 subject to using additional 5-3 enclosures for the 5" slots (17£ per 4 disk from Scan and 10£ per 4 port SATA card from LinItx). Chassis cost per disk - 3 times lower, dropping to more than 4 times lower as number of disks goes up. It looks as good if not better and it is not telling me which dynDNS client I am to use. It also supports JBOD, RAID0,1,5,6 and 10 not just RAID 1.
As most iOmega boxes this is not a box for the proSumer or powerUser it is for the powerLuser. They should have made it in white so it fits their usual audience.