Summary: I purchased this product, and almost immediately regretted that decision. I hooked up the unit, using a single WD Red 3 TB NAS hard drive. The first time I turned it on, it booted up fine, and I could access the software app. However, because I could not port forward my Comcast modem, I gave up on the mission for the night. After exchanging out my modem, I attempted to power up this NAS device...that's where it all went down hill.
Summary: So at first i was hesitating to buy this NAS, because of the mixed review on it. But it is a great device. It work like a charm. The interface is very easy. It is not the quickest NAS in the world but for the price, i think it is a great deal. I have put 4 TB HD on it and i am using it for a backup for a small company. Its perfect :) I recommend it!!
It works, the price is good for what it does. Be patient.
15 October 2014
Summary: Very poor lack of support for Linux, the software will not install. Mine quit responding to the network on day 2. Tech support guy was very rude. In the end though tech support did get me the software to reflash the memory. NOTE if you do REFLASH you will DESTROY ALL FILES you have saved. I had mine set up to mirror data and I was able to save my data by removing the drive in bay 2 AND backing up my configuration file to my computer before flashing the bay.
Summary: Just bought the Lenovo ix2-dl NAS enclosure. I am extremely happy with its functionalities. I inserted two Green Caviar WD 1TB disks and after some tweaking [the disks were already formatted for another NAS] I now have an amazing little piece of hardware on my desk. What I admire most in it is its versatility: I work on Linux and could have rsync, NFS, and Amazon S3 work without much effort. I can also control the internal Unix server using SSH and use SFTP.
Won't work for MAC - support is AWFUL. Not even an attractive paperweight but you can make the lights blink!
19 September 2014
Summary: This bay does not work as advertised. Any time I try to copy anything over 1GB, the copy fails. The tech support is U.S. based, but it took almost 20 minutes on hold just to get me to the right department and the person trying to transfer me was yelled at by their supervisor for trying to get me to the right place. He told me, "Sorry I have to hang up - my boss won't let me stay on the call any longer - you'll have to try calling again". Yes, Seriously.
Summary: After having my own server for many years, I recently decided that the only thing I was using it for anymore was to store files locally (I also back most of my files up to the cloud). It made no sense to have a server consuming power 24x7 when what I really needed was a way to have locally available, redundant file storage. After checking out several NAS offerings, I settled on this one after reading the reviews and because of its price point. I couldn't be happier.
Summary: Good product for the price. I am using with 2x 2Tb WD RED drives in a RAID 1. Setup is simple, RAID1 is automatically set up. Within minutes I had created shares, installed the Storage Manager software on my Win8 laptop, and was transferring files to the ix2. Also using a Tripplite INTERNET350U UPS and the ix2 detects it just fine. This is a perfect NAS unit for a home/home office and maybe even a (very)small business. Great to use as a simple file server.
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.