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Although the v2 is very similar to the v1, there are a few differences in the V4.70(AALS.0) firmware (which is also available for the original NSA325).

The Home page has been rearranged from a linear to a "C" shaped format. Clicking on each icon brings it to the front and shows its title. Since some of the icons aren't obvious, I wish the titles appeared in a tooltip when moused over.

NSA325 v2 Home Page

NSA325 v2 Home Page

The admin interface has the same look and feel as before, as illustrated in the screenshot.

NSA 325 v2 Status

NSA325 v2 Status

I found one other important difference when checking to see if more installable packages had been added (they have). The Package menu has been moved from the Applications section to a tab on the System Setting > Firmware page. There are now seventeen packages / apps that can be downloaded and installed. All are shown in the following two screenshots.

NSA325v2 Packages - part 1

NSA325v2 Packages - part 1

These are in addition to the default installed features that include:

  • Flickr / YouTube/ FTP uploaders, Dropbox
  • FTP server
  • Twonky UPnP/DLNA media server
  • iTunes server
  • HTTP / FTP / Torrent downloader
  • Basic webserver ("Web Publishing")
  • "Broadcatching" downloader for media with RSS feeds
  • Print server
  • Dropbox support
  • Apple Time Machine backup

NSA325v2 Packages - part 2

NSA325v2 Packages - part 2

For a feature-by-feature walkthrough, check Craig's review.

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