Summary: I would not buy again. I should have returned it as soon as I heard how loud the fan was. I shouldn't have trusted it with my data. I have nothing by regrets with this purchase.
Pros: It functioned correctly (loudly) for a short while
Cons: Loud - it ran 24/7 (no stand-by mode when not in use). My refrigerator makes less noise. Started having problems shortly after the NewEgg warranty expired. (It would randomly freeze if left on for over 1 day). This was manageable until I came home one day and it was completely unresponsive (showe...
Summary: We run Windows XP, Vista, and 7 on our 3 PC's. I had to create an account for each windows user on the network drive using their EXACT windows login information. Otherwise the PC could not logon to the mapped network drive automatically when powered up.
Pros: Set as RAID 1 right out of the box. Hard drives are silent. Set up to share music/videos/pictures across a 4 PC network. Streams w/ NO lag!
Summary: Security is not an issue for me. I want all the PC's in my house to backup to this drive automatically WITHOUT a username and password. Yes, you can have it save your credentials, but I'd prefer not to do this so that I don't forget the username and password in the future.
Pros: -Easy peasy setup -Default settings were exactly what I wanted (Raid 1, DHCP) -Fast gigabit -Compact
Cons: -Froze on me once and wouldn't shut down. Had to pull the plug :(. Was not due to inadequate cooling. -Can't seem to turn off or disable the default password -Could be quieter, but not a personal gripe.
Summary: The Hard drives in the unit appear to be Western Digital WD5000AACS 500GB which go for $60 here on Newegg.
Pros: Hard drives are quiet. the fan is a tad loud though. Nice compact case. Cool to touch Comes preconfigured for RAID 1 so its 500 GB storage
Cons: USB Printer server is a joke. It doesn't support bi-directional communications. (Confirmed this with cavalry tech support - they wrote to me that they are speaking to their suppliers to find out how to enable this but no ETA). But if you planned on using the USB print server for an inkjet printer...
Summary: Does Newegg own a fleet of magic carpets? Ordered this midnight Sunday, was on my doorstep Tuesday afternoon. I have never seen a company deliver like Newegg. Incredible. They get 6 stars. Cavalry gets 4 stars with a bullet. Only been running a couple days, so far so good. Smaller than I pictured.
Pros: Backup security, easy to use, not bad to set up
Cons: Would have been nice to include some minimal software to do backups, set-up could be more clearly explained.
Summary: Nice price, easy to use. Comes reconfigured for raid 1. so you will only get 500gb. can reconfigure for 1tb with raid 0. I'll keep the redundancy because ill be using it to store family photos and videos.
Pros: This thing is VERY simple. Plug it into the network. Explore the network and there it is. no funky drivers like my older netgear. Web interface is pretty simple too. Mine has Western Digital drives in it.