Downloading torrents on my NAS

Weekends mornings are all about me accomplishing something I’d been thinking about for a while. This Sunday morning I set up my Network Attached Storage to download torrents, freeing up my desktop to be powered down anytime I’m not actively using it.

My NAS, D-Link DNS-321, is one of the least expensive on the market, but rated pretty highly. When I bought it, I didn’t think about using it to download torrents and it wasn’t a feature. With the recent firmware update, it can now do so by adding a P2P client via the NAS’s control panel. The torrent client is bare bones, but it’s downloading a few torrents as I type this post. The NAS sits and runs in the basement and it’s a low power device.

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