Summary: Not a big deal to download updated firmware and easy upgrade process. Will update with speed and iSCSI details.
Pros: Small footprint Easy drive install Fast RAID access Good cooling Powerful CPU Good memory (1GB)
Cons: -NIC bonding doesn't appear available (although an option in web interface it is grayed out. Might be PEBCAK) -Comes with 2 year old firmware (!) that does not support 3 TB drives (although combo deal includes 3TB drives...)
Great performance and support, some software problems
Doug Weathers, Amazon
27 April 2010
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.
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.
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 [...
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.
Summary: ... you could get frustrated sometimes getting it to do what its supposed to! This is my first NAS and brought it for the following reasons in order of importance: 1) cheap (compared to other professional product) 2) has power timer (once the firmware is updated!
Summary: When I placed the order I was told it would be delivered within 2 months, it actually turned up in 2 weeks!!! Followed the instructions to set it up and it connected to my network first time. I didn't go on to add their software for backing up I use SyncBack but all has been good so far.