Summary: I bought this to replace an aging RAID 0 home storage device and to make our files network available. After getting it set up, I find if I am reading and writing a bunch (say converting video from and to the NAS device), I lose connection (device crashes) after an hour or so. But that is ok, it's a NAS not a local storage device. But the big issue (why I didn't choose 5 stars) is because I cannot seem to stream videos/movies to my TV reliable.
Summary: A bit buggy... Locks up every so often... The MAC support for Time machine isn't all that workable. Gyg interface gives you true speed... Awesome support from Netgear, that is why I give it 4 not 3... For the price you get a great NAS...
Summary: I couldn't be happier. I am able to share and store multiple files in one location without the need of a computer to be on all the time. Setup was a little tricky but was I got everything working it has worked like a charm. Setup is not for beginners or novices skill levels. If this was one two click and your up I would have given it all 5.
Summary: Really enjoying the new NAS. Very easy to set up. Did some test fails and lost no data. For an entry level device I am very pleased. Will most likely use it for years to come. Will be buying a new gigabit switch to replace my router soon.
Summary: I purchased this knowing that ftp support was not available. Being a Netgear device, I knew in time that they would add it as well as many other things. They have and I really like it. I currently have 4 3tb wd green drives in my nas, and it is working wonderful. My wife can watch a movie on her laptop, I can watch one on mine and even stream one to the ps3. Very capable box. The Dashboard seems slow to switch between fields, but is tolerable. Thanks again Netgear.
Summary: Instructions are a bit lacking and misleading, go to the Netgear website. Once I searched the forums and found someone else misunderstood the directions things came together. Problem with instructions indicated you are to continue holding the reset button on the back to cycle through the boot menu.
Summary: I have been using this since around the the January 1, 2012. So far this thing has been solid. I put two Seagate Green 2TB drive in to start then added a 3rd. It took about 24hrs for it to expand from 2 to 3 drives but read and writes have been sufficiently fast. I haven't fully explored all of its capabilities and available apps. But so far, this thing has done what I ordered it for.
Summary: I just got mine a little over a Week Ago. It's a nice little 4 bay unit. It was pretty simple to setup and start using. I installed it into my Closet with the rest of my Hardware. The one thing I didn't know for sure was if my UPS that I already had in my Closet would work with it?!?! It's a APC UPS with a USB connection for a PC to shut the PC down when the power goes off after so whatever you have your PC set to. Well it also works with my NAS!!!
Summary: I have 3 of these and they are all great. I bought my original one before the company was bought by Netgear and they have consistently been supportive of any issues. There is also a very active user group for support. If you are looking for a good pro-sumer NAS with a lot of features and extremely high reliability, this is a great unit. My original unit is now > 5 years old and still working perfectly even as I have upgraded its disks to 2TB per slot.