updated 09:10 am EST, Tue March 11, 2003
Martian Technology today announced the release of the file serving device. The $400 device adds 40GB of file storage to any network; it combines a 40GB hard drive with a small, silent, low-power case and an 802.11b wireless network interface, making it :the world's first wirelessly-connected network storage device. [It] allows users to share music, digital photos, and other documents over a network without the expense and noise of leaving a PC on at all times acting as a fileserver." It also includes a 10/100Mbps Ethernet port which can be used to attach the device to a wired ethernet network. Martian Technology also offers the Martian NetDrive Basic ($380), a version of the device which contains only the 10/100Mbps Ethernet port.