Summary: I bought an NDAS which i never could get working. I stripped the drives out of it and put them in this. Got it up and running in under an hour. Have it set up to RAID. Simple interface. Only quirk is once it updated it didn't like Internet Explorer anymore, but I use Chrome and Firefox a lot, too, so I just defaulted to them and it works fine.
Summary: Slow data transfer. I decided to give this box a try since it was five dollars cheaper than the Zyzel NSA320 I usually buy for nas storage. Writing data to this NAS is really slow compared to the Zyxel using the same WD RED 3TB drives. Transfer rate is 20MB/s vs. 34MB/s on the Zyxel. I upgraded the firmware to the latest version and found that I prefer the original firmware that was on the box. The new web interface feels heavy and slow.
Summary: It's ok. It keeps dropping when pushing large files, or multiple files. So when transferring files, it needs babysat. Should have gone with Synology. It's probably worth the sub $hundred price tag. I missed returning it by a few days, so I will probably sell it.
Summary: I've owned this iX-2 for over a year now. Yesterday I was alerted that my iX-2 was having problems with one of the drives... again. I have already replaced one (about two months ago, and now it looks like the other one is dead. So, I'm wondering if I should replace the drive again, or just find a totally different solution.
Mark R. Johnson "All the treasures of wisdom ..., Amazon
13 July 2014
Summary: Great little NAS, with nice features and a great price. I would recommend this NAS to anyone who needs affordable and reliable network storage for backups, important documents and media files. With two 3 TB WD Red drives, this provides 3 TB of reliable RAID1 or run as independent (or RAID0, though do not recommend unless backed up) drives and get 6 TB of space. Installation is easy and it all worked right out of the box.
Summary: About what I expected in weight and size. The instructions are very lame but you can get it all online ... book directs you to go online. There is no instructions on "how to install drive", which is fine for a tech but for the ordinary guy it could be intimidating.Note the from just pulls off, to slide drive(s) right in.Use the cheap plastic strap and slot your drives in. And be sure you slide the drive(s) right in to ensure your sata connection connects.