Summary: I'd give it less than one star if I could.
Pros: Well, it was pretty cheap. Customer support tried to help and responded in a reasonable time, but their suggestions didn't help.
Cons: The system locks up and must be rebooted. It's pathetically slow. The web interface was written for IE and other browsers don't work as well. Bonjour connections don't work. It drops connections when copying files and files could be corrupted. (I had to watch and recopy.) It's taking me days to b...
Summary: It's not worth the money. It's only worth the cost of two harddrives which is what you should take out of this and toss the rest.
Pros: It's RAID and it's cheap.
Cons: It's really slow. It locks up every 10-14 days and I have to pull the plug from it, wait 15 sec and replug it back in, the reset button doesn't do anything. When it's not locking up, it reports one of the drives as being bad every other month. If one unplugs the drive, powers it up, shuts it down...
Summary: One of the drives went out on me. I can't blame this on Cavalry specifically. It could be WD's fault. Still, after all the other problems I've had, this was just the cherry on top.
Pros: The blue LED is a lovely shade. The hard drives are both Western Digital. Specifically, the Caviar Green 1 TB, 16 MB Cache, SATA 3 Gb/s. I was able to get it working with my Windows machines fairly quickly. SAMBA compatibility seems decent.
Cons: SLOW. Like you're hearing, it is NOT Gigabit. There's no way to determine UID or anything else you need to set or manage NFS user permissions, which means when you write something with NFS it's a crapshoot as to whether you'll be able to read it again. I transfered my entire iTunes library to the...
Great price, but *really* slow - anyone have any alternatives?
David K., Newegg
25 February 2010
Summary: So, now that I have this box, I want to take the two drives out and put it in a ready-for-prime-time NAS enclosure. Anyone have any suggestions?
Pros: Great price. Two 2-1TB drives included and it "works", if you're a very patient person.
Cons: So unbearably slow. I wanted to use this drive as a general media server on a gigabit network. Too slow for that. Great general RAID-1 back-up device, but that's about it. Also, what's the deal with the messages? I'm no Ernest Hemingway, but did anyone who speaks English look over the messages th...
Summary: I planned to use this as a media server but the slow speed brought iTunes and Photoshop Elements to a grinding halt. I contacted Cavalry and asked why it is not performing at a higher read/write ratges; I can get about 350 Mb/sec computer to computer with Gibabit cards.
Pros: Relatively low price, large capacity.
Cons: Peak read write/speed (with JBOD mode to enable max speed) is about 80 Mbits/sec which is really 100 Mb/sec ethernet not Gigabit. One of the two disks is not showing up but haven't run this to ground yet. Could be damage due to some power outages we've had. I have three days till the warranty ends.
Summary: Don't waste your time and money. It took FOREVER to put everything on this and taking even longer to get the data back.
Pros: Inexpensive, quiet, compact, lots of storage.
Cons: Started needing to be reset after about 6 months on a daily basis. Totally crashed eventually and had not been backing up as it should have been (we used 1TB for redundancy). Followed the manufacturers instructions for fixing it, and it still doesn't work. Now we're trying to back up almost 1TB o...
Summary: I would have loved for this to work - great concept at a great price. Looks like I am going to have to pony up more than double the price for a netgear system.
Pros: This worked as expected for the first 6 days and then broke. Newegg was great with their support and quickly crediting my account back as soon as the unit arrived back in California.
Cons: I experienced slow data transfers similar to other reviewers, but I was willing to live with that. But, after 6 days, I could not hit the NAS box any longer. It powered up, but no network activity. I attempted several factory default resets to no avail. I called cavalry and they said that the pcb...
Summary: I recommend using this as a place to put long-term storage that isn't often accessed or small files that are only accessed one-at-a-time, e.g. music files, photos, old school projects, plans for global conquest, etc.
Pros: Using RAID0, it's a great way to have safe, network storage. The device has the fan on most of the time, but it remains quiet and seems relatively cool (My Macbook Pro gets MUCH hotter). Able to be accessed from Vista SP1, Ubuntu 8.10, and OS X 10.5 all using Samba. Setup was fast and easy. Decid...
Cons: Slow to the point of infuriation. I have no idea why this "gigabit" device is as slow as it is. I get a maximum transfer speed of ~2Mb/s. Seriously. I can litterally transfer files between 100 Mb computers at almost 5x the speed. (And, yes, all my devices have gigabit Ethernet adapters. My router...