Summary: I run two of these units both with 4x1TB WD "Green" HDs. They are both 40% utilized with a very large number of files, They both booted right out of the box and were in production within hours.
Pros: Excellent Price for a Rack mountable NAS. Very reliable and requires almost no maintenance. Plug and Play NAS. Cisco/Linksys support and great documentation. Low power - Generates almost no heat. Easy on my 20 Amp circuit. RAID options and excellent ROI.
Cons: Performance. Must update firmware to latest levels. Time synch does not seem to work through gateways (routers). I had to set up a local NTP service - no big deal.
Summary: The price is tempting, but should probably avoid. The NSS6000 has had similar problems, but not as numerous.
Pros: For the price it seemed like it was a great buy.
Cons: It has been sitting on my shelf for 6 months while Linksys/Cisco tried to find a fix. If you have had the corrupted bootloader / firmware problem, Cisco release a new firmware that made mine bootable (finally). The catch is you have to use a usb drive to boot it.
Summary: My testing included full gigabit on all devices - NAS had two gb nics bonded plugged into a gb Cisco switch, to a desktop running XP32bit which also had a gb nic. Averaged the times transferring exactly a 1gb file (3 times) via CIFS (Windows share that has to port thru Samba since this device runs...
Pros: If you're looking for a very cheap, hands free, admin free, mass storage solution this is it. Buyer beware you get what you pay for - read on.
Cons: First and foremost Linksys support is HORRIBLE! I updated the firmware on our device and it bricked the NAS (red system light). Search linksys's support forums for my username "Jason_MI" to read full details. Long story short for here - in the course of 4 months and about a dozen calls they final...
Summary: If you use a UPS other than the one they specify, it won't automatically shut down when power fails, and will then trash it's bootloader. It does not power down gracefully. I had used a previous LinkSys NAS for years with no problems, but this one is poorly designed, poorly supported, and it seems...
Pros: It works, at first
Cons: My problems started at day 1. It wouldn't let users modify or delete each others files, even when set to public and all permissions enabled. Took several months for them to fix the firmware. Then it worked OK for a few months. Then one day the firmware wouldn't boot. Their solution was to buy a U...
Summary: I wish I hadn't read the review on SmallNetBuilder. I would have saved myself a bunch of money.
Pros: It turns on. That's a pro. multiple RAID levels.
Cons: Performance. Write performance in the range of 9.5MB/s over Gb (RAID 5). Read performance is lackluster as streaming video lags every so often for no apparent reason. Permissions are basically broken. Setting a share to world-readable should allow anonymous access to the device (that's what their...
Summary: For a long time, I have loved Linksys products. My experience with this NAS device has quickly changed my mind. I wouldn't recommend this product to anybody. It simply is not even remotely reliable for the smallest of uses.
Pros: Everything that looks good about this product is only window dressing.
Cons: As another review says, constantly looses connection to AD which doesn't let anybody connect to it. When you reconnect to AD, it messes up the rights on the shares. The web interface is so very slow, to the point it's painful to work with for very long. Tech support for this is absolutly worthless.
Summary: i put in the second review back on 4/30/07, wish i could take my review back as i would not recommend this to ANYONE.
Pros: Rackmountable and can put in whatever hard drives you desire
Cons: where to start. had to rma first one through C*D*W as they had theirs for sale earlier than newegg, sorry egg. SLLLLOOWWWW web interface. disconnects from active directory. I have to connect through web page on active directory server and leave web page up to maintain connection. and everyones sh...
Summary: For some reason when Newegg edited my last post they have truncated the device access URLs. Let me try again: to acccess the device you have to use http://NAS + serial_number and not http://NAS + mac_address as Linksys said in the setup sheet. Or... use an IP scanner.
Summary: I went to linksys web site in search of support and also emailed them. The response: "Thank you for your inquiry! But, in response to overwhelming customer feedback, we are discontinuing the email support channel for Technical Support Inquiries.
Pros: Works (for now). Will remove it from production network and either use it as backup storage device or RMA it.
Cons: Where do I start? They included a setup sheet that tells you to upgrade firmware asap. To access device they tell you to use http://NAS<mac-address>. I had to use IP scanner to finally find out that it is really http://NAS<serial-number>. Oh, BTW, the DHCP feature doesnt work, you need to login t...
Pros: Very, very good NAS especially for the price. You currently will not find a NAS with these features that is rack mountable for this price. This is currently an unbeatable deal if your looking for a rackmountable NAS.