Summary: I bought this NAS 2 weeks ago and was so looking forward to using it (to replace an aging Buffalo TeraStation). I bought the disks separately & everything installed smoothly (after watching a couple of YouTubes on how to install the disks - very easy when you know how). After a couple of days I thought I'd install one of the applications it lists - Plex Media. After installing it and playing with it I found it wasn't working very well & tried to uninstall it.
Summary: I installed 4 off Seagate 3.5 inch 3TB Constellation CS disks and powered it on. It auto configured itself, auto updated it's ROM and has been working flawlessly for the last 3 months. Power has been cut 4 times and the NAS came back without any issues. FTP server is superb and easy to configure. Solid heavy build quality, steel throughout, good finish with no sharp edges. Twin network ports can be teamed for high speed or redundancy or both.
A very well built and well featured NAS small office storage solution - expensive, but then so is the data it protects I guess
19 September 2013
Summary: I had intended to use this Netgear NAS storage device at work but chatting to the IT guys they refused to connect it directly to the works network, as someone connected a cheap NAS without asking and brought down the entire buildings network for 36 hours. This means I could only privately network this NAS to our lab server PC (an old HP workstation) and then no-one will be able to see it from the main works network - so ironically an eSATA or USB3 external hard drive...
Summary: This is a superb Network Attached Storage (NAS), and feel confident with Netgear and what is on offer here. The unit comes with no hard drives included so you will need to get them yourself, the size and number you want is up to you, this holds up to four drives. The set up process is straight forward and easy, comes with supplied software. There are some configuration settings to consider how it works and how and this is dependent on how you want to use it.
Summary: This is the first Network Attached Storage (NAS) device I have ever used so the whole experience has been new for me. I got this because the level of data I seem to be amassing seems to warrant a lot more space than just an average external hard drive and with this type of device you get the added comfort and reassurance that your stuff is safe, secure and protected at a more advanced level.