Summary: The hardware and software need a lot more polish. The unit is just not stable enough to set it and forget it. The hardware is too loud, the software is too buggy and convoluted. I had problems with the admin password resetting after each shutdown or restart. The unit would also freeze after a week or so of use. I ended up stop using the NAS after 4 months because I wanted something to simplify my life instead of complicating it.
Summary: This is a great server with many bells and whistles. Some knowledge is helpful when utilizing all of the features. Great speed and server capabilities. UPDATE: I had this as a five star server. When it worksm, it is. Mine broke after a firmware update. That was 3 weeks ago and I still have no server. I was told it would take 4 days. Now, I was told they don't have the parts and it will be a few days. WHen asked how long this might take, like weeks, there was no answer.
Summary: I bought this for home office use along with a Seagate Barracuda low power 1TB internal drive which I can't fault. Installation of the drive was the easiest I've ever encountered - didn't even need a cable, just slotted right in. Initial setup was straightforward too, and my IE7 browser connected just fine to the admin application running on the built-in web server.