Reviews and Problems with Freecom Network Drive PRO 500 GB
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So far has been very faithful.
Restless "R" Soul, Amazon
17 April 2011
Summary: This spends most of it's time snoozing, but when called upon responds quickly and effectively. If you buy one of these or it's successors, have the sense to go into it's control panel and set it to spin down when not in use and allow it to control its temperature; like all computer equipment, house...
Brilliant NAS Device, great features and Amazon sells it at the best price (when I bought it)
MC Daddy "MCD", Amazon
9 April 2009
Summary: The Freecom Network Drive Pro 500GB is a great piece of hardware. I had done some very extensive research into NAS devices, looking at just buying a NAS box and then adding a hard drive into it (to be able to upgrade it more easily).
Summary: This is a much, much better product than the 500 gig MyBook World Edition, that I initially bought. The MyBook was incorrectly formatted, and wouldn't work properly in any way, whereas the Freecom drive worked perfectly straight out of the box.
Summary: After having a bad experience with the Maxtor Shared Storage II 500 GB I went with this drive. The drive is substantially built, and has some great features - http and ftp access, as well as ssh access if you want to get to the guts of the device (it runs linux internally).
Summary: Setting up is very easy, has a built-in assistance for networking. And finally someone shipping an external hard drive with a useful bit of software, comes with NTI Shadow. I usually bin the standard software with other drives, but NTI is good. OEM version, but close too the full version.