Summary: Good: Easy to use and excellent GUI. Able to do backups to external Drive. RAID 5 super easy to configure. Bad: A little slower that current fileserver on initial access. A little pricey. Overall very pleased. Can handle interaction with AD without any difficulty. Was up and running within 1 hour.
Summary: The Quick Start Guide was easy to read and informative making the set up a breeze. Connecting to the network was simple and quick. It configured easily with Windowns and the directions were easy to follow. CISCO's website was easy to navigate.
Summary: The Cisco NSS 324 is essentially a Network Attached Storage (NAS) device. Like the Drobo/QNAP and many other products, it's designed to be more than just a storage solution, but double as an 'appliance' as well.
Summary: Hello: Cisco in near future is not going to sell the NSS anymore. They are moving this to QNAP. I bought this few months ago and was in process of upgrading to new firmware as advised by Cisco. After the upgrade I am not able to reboot the 324. I can not reach the device or do naything.
Summary: Cisco NSS 324 4-Bay Smart Storage is great! it can manage all kinds of storage needs in a single affordable, high-performance device. While it is designed specifically for small businesses, it can be used at home too.