Simple, effective, reliable(10 months use so far) raid 1 + dnla
17 November 2013
Summary: ----Installation---- 1) Purchased the enclosure with no drives so just the nas-m25 stand alone.(£145) 2) Purchased 2 x 2tb western digital green drives (£170) 3) Plugged the drives into the Nas-m25 (mind numbingly easy to do this) 4) Ran software which came on a disc with the Nas-m25 (It is called utility). This will get everything ready and formatted in a few clicks.
Summary: The product is fantastic, easy to use and set up, look great too. The wifi set up is simple as is connecting it too all your other devices. It can be a little noisy when it has been running for a while. The only downside is the lack of support offered by Asus and the FTP server was a nightmare to set up, as the "included asus dns site" does not seem to work. Meaning you have to buy one from DYNDNS.com. Other than that, this is a fantastic piece of kit.
Quick and easy to setup, not a bad user interface, could do with a few more advanced file and folder permisssions
P Brandon, Amazon
1 January 2013
Summary: Out the box the unit feels a bit light and plasticy, but then again it is just a plastic box with a board in it. Was easy to fit the two 3TB drives into it. Came setup as JBOD but converted to RAID1 in no time at all im sure it was less than an hour. I upgraded the firmware as advised which again was simple. Not used all the features but iTunes server was failty straight forward apart from iTunes being pants, also setup in WMP as a library simples too.
Summary: Great NAS product. It comes without any drives installed, so you need to add them yourself. Not a big issue though given the choice and price of drives these days. I loaded it with 2 x 2TB Western Digital Red HDD's, which although not officially recommended on the Asus site, have worked very well indeed. The NAS is easy to use and set-up, and the web GUI easy to administer.
Summary: I bought this NAS because the CPU speed and RAM were very good for the price. I have been using this for 9 months now and have been very impressed with the product. It does the basic stuff well; I regularly stream films and tv shows from the nas to my PS3 using 'twonkyserver' (which came preloaded) and also use the FTP function regularly. I have found the Transmission torrent client very useful for large downloads as I don't have to leave my PC switched on all night.
Summary: Delivery and price was very good upon installing harddrives using two 500gig sata drive copied files from my desktop computer took about 8 hours. updated firmware to latest all was very easy installing the apps was ok .