Summary: This thing is WAY faster than the NAS it replaced (an old Linksys no longer supported by Cisco). On our gigabit Ethernet network it's faster than a locally-attached USB 3 flash drive. It's also dead quiet, which was a nice surprise. It looks good, and it's easy to install and remove the hard drives. Setup is easy and quick. Support from NETGEAR is very good. My online submission of a ticking noise from the fan eventually ended up with NETGEAR sending me a new chassis.
Summary: I gave 5 stars due to ease of setup, performance and overall functionality. the PRO 6 unit without drives has allowed me to layout the cost over time when adding larger capacity drives. i built the NAS with 4 (2TB seagate) and 2 (3TB seagate) drives all on sale, all on compatibility list. this has allowed ample storage for my needs as a media server, backup storage for my desktop, and datastore for my vmware projects (iSCSI rocks!). i will be setting up SVN soon.
Summary: this has been an extremely reliable home NAS and server for running LAN apps and media transcoders to keep my family happy. any hardware failures (fan, CPU, etc) are easily overcome with off the shelf hardware and are equivalent to supporting any desktop pc without the footprint and noise.
Summary: I bought this NAS (Network Attachment Storage) nearly 2 years ago. During the first 18-month ownership, it was replaced twice by Netgear. Well, you can understand the inconvenience of interruption in home network storage system but also shows the not-so-bad after-sales customer care by Netgear.
Summary: Really good item which only just failed to make 5 stars due to the time it took to do the basic set up for the administrator. Instructions need to be clearer and to represent the product shipped NOT a version 3 releases removed from it. However once set up it does exactly what it is supposed to with minimal intervention.
Summary: FIRST THING - YOU DO NOT NEED THE SATA CABLE NOTED IN THE BUNDLE OFFER TO ADD A SECOND DRIVE TO THIS UNIT - DO NOT BUY THE CABLE IF YOU WANT TO ADD THE SECOND DRIVE The Stora is a very basic NAS drive and will do most things you want but note = there is a limited number of media file types supported. the extra services that are available for the system are premium paid for at $19.99 per year. It will not stream to a Squeezebox as you cannot put sqeezeserver on it.
Good low cost NAS and even better with Root Shell access
Amazon Customer, Amazon
28 January 2011
Summary: The Netgear Stora was easy to set up and was flashed to the latest release. I have set up two users and in Windows XP and Vista I can map the Stora to a network drive and copy files. The stora runs Linux inside and more advanced users should also check out [...] where there are instructions for getting root ssh access to the box and telnet access to the box. Only flaw is the way it handles mains power.
Summary: I bought this in home that it could be the "Server" for our home. I Like the fact that it comes with a 1TB hard drive, meaning the box itself isnt too expensive and it does what it says on the tin....BUT: 1: You cannot have 2 drives for storage. There is no way to turn off the Raid function, so as soon as you put in another drive, it simply copies the first, nice security feature, but I wasn't expecting it. 2: The responsiveness isn't great.
Summary: I've had this for nearly seven months. It sits on my network and had been brilliant. I added a second hard drive in a RAID configuration for extra security. Its accesible from our PCs and has been generally brilliant. Recently I spotted that only one hard drive was working. After quite a bit of faffing it turns out that the hard drive that was supplied with the device had stopped working, the other one in a RAID1 configuration had kept on going and my data was safe.