Pros: I found that formatting 2GB WD Green drives as JBOD EXT2 and 9K jumbo packets gets around 18 MB/sec read speed(144 Mb/s) on a gigE with DLink gigE switch, no other traffic. Write is around 12 MB/sec. FunPlug is a great addon. I haven't been able to get
Cons: EXT3 is slower, but for video files, I don't need that much integrity control. A few times files locked as busy, telnet'ing to the device and removing (rm) them works fine. The quad unit is too expensive a year ago when I bought this one :( BT client n
Pros: So good that I've bought two. It's always ready to go. USB port for network printer. I have used it with Linux, Mac OSX, Maemo, WinXP, WinVista, Win7, etc. Love the dual drive RAID. Keeps my data safe. Love that it "goes to sleep" if I want it to when I'm
Cons: I use it with Western Digital Green Drives and it takes a few seconds for it to wake up before it will shutdown. Wish I could press a button and feel confident it will turn off even if there was a 2 minute delay. I turn it off at work so that someone does
"Had this for several years and am buying another."
22 May 2011
Pros: Reliable. Fast. Constantly on the network. Easy to use. Streams media well. Provides backup. Easily restarts. Maps to system drive like another hard drive. Can be use by multiple computers. Acts like a file server for the private home.
Excerpt: Disappointed that drives are formatted using EXT rather than FAT. I dont have any Linux Machines, so if this were to give up the ghost, all the data is lost to me. RAID is a little clumsy, test rebuild of 50GB of data took 24hrs... Forget 500+GB rebuilds. Not Time Machine compatible and trying to...
Pros: Very simple setup and has a lot of useful features for a basic and cost effective nas drive
Cons: After reading the reviews I was under the assumption that the DNS-323 was quiet. No way. It's noisy and the led's are too bright. It's best relegated to an area where it won't disturb you or the neighbours.