Yesterday I got a LinkStation 250 to add to my home network as a media server. Setup was fairly easy and it works nicely with Macs.
It supports both SMB & AFP but I find SMB works a lot better so I’m not bothering with AFP. With SMB, I can use the host name MEDIASERVER, but there’s no host name for AFP so I have to access it by IP address. Also, AFP barfs on long file names, which SMB is able to handle. It also supports FTP, which I haven’t tried. It would be really nice if it supported NFS.