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: Netgear Stora 1TB Home Media Server I was given my Netgear Stora 1TB Home Media Server as a present and all I can say is what a present. As I tore open the wrapping from around this elegant machine, local female neighbours started opening their doors and stepping outside. I suspect the Netgear Stora 1TB Home Media Server contains powerful male pheromones.
Summary: This home network storage devise was very easy to install. simple plug in and enter passwords and it was ready. I could access it from the different computers in the house. although not as fast to download to as an internal hard drive the speeds are pretty good with general files takeing just a fraction oif the time longer. most important after trying another NAS drive. it is quiet.
Summary: Unwrapped it - Great looking product Install was tough - I needed Netgear support. Now its running its brilliant - easy to use and its fantastic for storing all this my music and films. It was easily detected by my wireless media player. Now just looking for a cool video streaming device to complete it all.
Summary: Arrived very quickly and was really easy to install. I added a second drive (also from Amazon) to make best use of the RAID setup and this was just a case of plugging in the drive after setting up the system - hot plug-in so no messing. I now have all of my data in one place that is accessed from all our computers (5 including two remote units); so no more having files sat on a computer I cannot access.
Summary: I purchased this item for several reasons, in order of importance these are 1) needed to share files across many computers / laptops connected to my wi-fi home network 2) back-up and restore from a central point 3) share my .mp4 and .mp3 files across all the computers, have access to the files whilst out on the road 4) release some of the capacity on the local hard drives, which were getting 'full' 5) share some of my files with family members, including a sister in New...
Summary: I wanted a device to store a wide range of movies, music and photos that I could share with my mac, ps3 and various other devices. Suffice to say that this little box does the job brilliantly. It works coherently with all the devices and whilst the CD doesn't contain the mac software you can still download it. The software supplied on the system allows you to organise and share your media and is easy to use and straight forward.
Netgears Stora... the EASY answer to my family media sharing!
Mr. Richard Smart "Riksta", Amazon
28 October 2009
Summary: I was going to shell out for a full blown ReadyNas, until this came along. For less than 200 notes too. The best word to describe this product is `EASY'. · Easy to setup/install · Easy to connect to via [...] · Easy to create users · Easy to upload files to either by network neighbourhood or using the Mystora interface. (Java needed). · Easy for other users to store their stuff on your Stora.