Summary: First to say that I have run this NAS for a number of years, around 6 or 7, and it's given little trouble. It streams FLAC files to Sonos, Sd and HD video to networked media players, and stores my important files and all is fine.
Summary: In order to begin setup, you would need internet connection. Fair enough I do have internet connection, but not the one required to begin using this item. What it should say on the package is that you need 1) A wired broadband connection (such as a fibre optic or telephone wired connection) to set...
Summary: Purchased the Netgear Stora Device after seeing article in Stuff magazine and thought it sounded idea for my data backup and remote access issues. Whilst easily installed and all working, I have found it to be incredibly slow, drops out on large transfers and generally not worth having.
Summary: I am moderately able with home networks etc, and bought the netgear stora due to its supposed ease of use; however, have spent a full week trying to set this up (just want a central storage for music files which others on the network can play), but all I get is problem after problem.
Summary: Can't really make much of a comment as have not been able to get the damn thing to work with Windows7 as yet, seem to be a software problem as is visible on the network & not blocked by the firewall, if I ever get it going I'll post an update,8( Also you do not need to purchase the SATA cable kit...
Summary: Bought a 1TB stora a couple of weeks ago, with a second hard drive for RAID backup. To cut a long and boring story short, after two weeks of setting up, reinstalling, rebooting and reconfiguring, I've sent it back for a refund. When it works, it's brilliant.
Great potential, but security/privacy model flawed
C. D'ALBIS, Amazon
8 May 2010
Summary: Just got my Stora up and running, but will be returning it. The basic idea is great and the execution is decent, but the fact that NetGear forces you to store the username and password for a device in your home on a central server and forces you to maintain a connection to this central server is...
When novelty wears off - it really disappoints - mine finally broke with no repair.
21 April 2010
Summary: A brief review to warn you about the problems: - there is no direct backup to the device - it must happen through the network. - it 'occasionally' connects to other devices (PS3, etc) - it is so temperamental that I eventually gave up looking for it and if I needed a file I just copied it (w/ USB...
ONLY useful if you want to access it from the Internet
Andrew Thorne, Amazon
27 March 2010
Summary: This item is advertised as a Network Attached Storage device as well as a Server. - It is NO SUCH THING What Netgear don't advertise is that you ABSOLUTELY MUST connect to the Internet in order to run the setup, and use it in any meaningful way.
Summary: It arrived, I set it up, I put the CD in the drive and ... "The procedure entry point IcmpSendEcho could not be located in the dynamic link library iphlpapi.dll" ... hummm I thought, ring technical advice. 0800 015 0562, good I thought a freephone number.