Summary: We've recently switched from independent small hard drives to back our devices to a large shared network drive and are fairly pleased. The transfer time is not as fast as USB 3.0 ported straight into our computers but having a permanent network solution, especially for shared family media AND time machine backups is pretty clutch. I knocked a star off for transfer speeds, but otherwise this has performed flawlessly for us and it was easy to set up on our network too.
Summary: This is a great product. I have been looking for a NAS system that is easy to use and reliable. This fit the bill. After attaching this device to my ethernet connection and doing a little setup i was connected. I did have some issues until i downloaded and installed the latest firmware. This solved all my problems. Now my Mac and PC's all can backup and use the NAS as a drive. Ican also access my files remotely from my smart phone. Seage did a great job.