Careful without proper modding you will lose your hard drives
16 May 2009
Summary: Unless youre ready to mod it I wouldnt buy it. Cant trust important data to be stored on it due to heat destroying the hard drives
Pros: Cool little device. Good for, well, network storage of course
Cons: Let it run for a while copying data to it from one of your computers. Then turn it off and unplug it and pull the drives out. Touch the drives to your cheek and see how hot they are. I run 2 1 terabyte western digital hard drives in mine. I pulled mine out the other day and they were hot enough t...
Summary: Well the unit is a good idea and I only spent 60 a piece on the 3 I have from Circuit City and Dont think I will buy another at 130 dollars. Linksysneeds to come out with another version with a built in fan where the bay doors are and improve the speed.
Pros: Its a cool product when you add harddrive that total a terabyte or more. It maxes out at 4 Terabytes. I am only runnung 2 1 Terabyte Western Digitals in Mirror Raid.
Cons: Man the speed is horrible. I started out transferring at 1.71 mb and now 200 gb later its up to 2.71 mb. The drives I am using are good drives. I really dont care much for the green drives. The ones I have looked at had too many failures. During my transfers I took the 2 bay doors off and felt th...
Summary: I recommend choosing a cooler hard drive (or drives), so look for newer drive ones with large single platters. If they aren't the usual drive thickness you may need to wedge them in with a wad of paper or else they may not connect to the interface correctly.
Pros: Cheap, and on the whole works as advertized. Allows you to set up a safe, mirrored RAID storage as a place to store those family photos and documents. This at least might save those important items should one disk go out in the RAID.
Cons: The drives get hot, instructions are poor and the unit is slow... very slow. No gigabyte networking... in fact throughput is terrible, and you may not be able to stream some high-bandwidth content. Newest firmware update is now pretty old and even though it did improve some issues the unit can no...
Summary: for 129.00 it works well. and it is for storage and maybe watching videos from. It in not meant to install or run programs from this device.
Pros: This Nas was only 129.00 most of the others were alot more expensive. I have not had a single connection problem with it. I have only 1 750bg drive and it works perfectly for storing files. I also play videos through my PS3 and that works well also. The Ftp feature is also a nice touch. I like th...
Cons: It is SLOWW. I recently had a 9 Gig zip file and it took 47 minutes to transfer.
Summary: If all you want is a file backup system, the Linksys NAS200 will suffice. Anything more, I'd look elsewhere.
Pros: The Linksys NAS200 sets up easily and works well as a file backup which was my original intent.
Cons: The Linksys NAS200 does not work well as any type of media server. I've been trying to use it to serve media files to my PS3 and after months of reading forum threads, I still haven't figured out how.
Summary: Well, how are we going to access our data’s, the only way will be buying another NAS200 and hope for the best. But, what is the proper method to setup the new replacement NAS200 with your good investment/data’s hard drives without NAS200 formatting the drives at the beginning setup?
Pros: NAS200 is low cost and powerful RAID 0 & 1 network storage, I thought. Easy setup comes with NTI back up software, administrator tools and RAID 0 or 1 support.
Cons: You get what you paid for. I went thought this NAS200 completely, hardware to software, I try to find any bad design and I only find one bad and most important thing is (FAT) File Allocation Table. At the beggaring of the setup, NAS200 format your drives, after that you are ready to use NAS200 as...
Summary: Okay for occasional use, but if you want network accessible storage for the whole family to use, spend more money and get something with a bit more oomph.
Pros: Configures and sets up easily. Works reliably. Cheapest solution.
Cons: Unbelievably SLOW. Not a good choice for quick backups, frequent file access, or media serving, because it has a woefully underpowered processor. I wish I'd researched this *before* buying. I am now evaluating a couple of replacement alternatives which, though more expensive, will be a lot more u...