Summary: Drive bays in the netgear actually open easier than in the Infrant but otherwise both are nearly identical. When you can afford four enterprise model WD 1TB 7200 rpm drives in here in X-RAID (raid 5); the product really shines.
Pros: Compatible with Sonos music. Can easily hold 4 disks of 1 Tb each in RAID5 (raid x is their proprietary name). After sending a D-Link RAID package back to Newegg and buying this; I never had second thoughts. Firmware upgrades are easy and Windows XP always recognizes the NAS drives.
Cons: None so far. Netgear buying Infrant made me a little anxious but this product seems as good as the Infrant that came before.
Pros: Works great for pushing database and server backups to. We also use the ftp server (built-in) to help our employees and customers xfer files. Lastly we have our scanner send files directly to this. Users just UNC to the network drive and presto.
Cons: When we first got it the unit was damaged. Netgear immediately dispatched a new unit and the return packaging. Since then we've added drives and now have a bit more than 1 TB raid 5.
Summary: If you are planning on using this as a media server, I would recommend investing in a gigabit network. 10/100 is just too slow when transferring and streaming large video files.
Pros: I bought this product to allow my media library to grow and add a layer of redundancy at the same time. The NV+ is very user friendly. The web user interface is intuitive and easy to use. It initially had some issues with Firefox 3, but Netgear quickly fixed it with a firmware update. The X-RAID ...
Cons: A bit on the pricey side, but if you want gobs of redundant storage, its worth it. File system checks and disk rebuilds can take a while, but its not a big deal.
Summary: I have had little time using this NAS as of yet but so far everything has worked great. Setup is easy. Added many users with permissions, https access works great, and did a firmware update with no problems.
Summary: Seriously, this thing is awesome and works great. I don't have any problems transfering information to/from it even if I don't have gig-E right now. I can record and watch my Mythtv shows at the same time without any hickups at all. Excelent machine.
Pros: No problems setting up. MANY config settings for just about anybody. Fast, easy, 'just works'. If you are going for a RAID array and want to keep expandability as an easy option, not to mention hot-swap, this is the one to get!
Cons: I'm not sure if it's me or what but any time I try and add two SMB or CIFS shares on my linux machine it doesn't like it at all (sits there trying to mount it for ever). Works fine on my Windows machine though so it must be me.
Summary: Performance on this NAS rocks compared to my precious NAS, Buffalo Terastation. That thing didn't support jumbo frames nor was it SATA. It also couldn't keep a connection long enough to transfer a single 700MB file.
Pros: So I guess that Infrant got bought out by Netgear but it's the same product so I will go ahead and review it. I just bought this without the hard drives. I chose a single Hitachi 1TB drive for the initial storage option. **note** This HD is not on the compatability list and I knew this before I p...
Cons: None on my Infrant NAS. That big Fugly NETGEAR symbol on the new model seems to really ruing the simplicicty of the design. Glad I got mine before the buyout.