Summary: I also have a Netgear ReadyNAS Duo that I use at home (this one goes in my dorm). I've never had any problems with either NAS, but I prefer the advanced features and better interface on the QNAP.
Pros: Has a wide variety of features useful to everyone from home users to IT pros. It was really easy to setup and is still easy to manage. I use the web based bit torrent client, iSCSI functionality, and Samba server (windows file sharing) the most and they all work GREAT. No complaints really.
Cons: I don't think the web server is spectacular, however it's much better than other NASs I've used.
Summary: If something happens to it, I will update my review. I bought on 11/25/11 and it has been running strong. Too bad the hard drive market is junk, otherwise, Id of bought more drives. I love the 'wake up on lan' feature! That has to be mandatory in your choice of NAS boxes.
Pros: This has got to be one of the best NAS servers available. The best part about it is the web interfaces. I get to manage all of my files, user permissions, printers, websites, and many other add-ons.
Cons: Nothing at the moment. It would be helpful to have more video tutorials online that I can watch to learn how to create permissions because at the moment, I am having issues allowing and denying write permissions while allowing read permissions. I think that is more of a windows files permissions ...
Summary: I highly recommend this product. They even sent me an email telling me that all there customers were receiving a free upgrade to a two year warranty
Pros: Pretty easy to set up. I am using it as a web server as well as a web file server (I now have access to my files anywhere on the planet that has internet) as well as network storage at my house (I have a total of 3tb in the 2 bays). The hardest part was getting my isp to set me up with a static i...
Summary: I used a QNAP 409 or something back in college, and it was rife with stability issues. However, I realized that storing everything on my personal laptop was getting impractical. Despite this unit's price, I feel that performance wise, it's lived up to its name--I installed two SAMSUNG EcoGreen F4...
Pros: * Great set of packages included: * MyCloudNAS allows you to setup dynamic DNS server with no effort. * Ipkg's allow you to extend the default program set with user built programs. * Very easy to setup! * The device itself is silent, although your drives will ultimately affect noise. * Very low p...
Cons: * Occasional stuttering when streaming from TwonkyMedia to my XBox 360. * With MyCloudNAS, can't add applications to the login page (can only use the original four entries they gave you [secure and non-secure])
Summary: Much nicer than the cheaper D-Link NAS that I returned after a week, and the Iomega one that crapped out after a month. I'm running 2x 3TB Seagate drives in RAID 0. Its primary purpose is as a file server and media server to feed my Boxee. Saves electricity or system resources on the workstation.
Pros: Transfer speed is excellent, up to 75 mb/s with a Cat 6 cable. It's rock solid; no freezing. Lots of options. Easy to set up and upgrade the firmware, with a pretty decent user interface.
Cons: Kind of wish that it had room for 4 drives to set up RAID 5. I will probably buy another one to backup the first periodically.
Summary: I am only using a couple of the many features right now. I run mine in RAID 0 with a USB drive attached for backup. It is very quiet. It is a very small footprint which is nice. The 300MB files transferred over with no problems For the price and for what I use it for it was worth the money and was...
Pros: This is my first NAS unit but the install went very well. I upgraded the firmware right away. I dropped in two 2 TB drives. It recognized them right away. I like the Web interface it is easy to use.
Summary: From what I can tell mdadm is the backend software for their RAID functionality which means just about any drive should be fine with this box. Even the WD Green drives that do not support TLER. Personally, I'd stick with RE4's if I were you though.
Pros: Easily managed NAS that has all the features you need to share files, run websites or databases, backup your other Windows and OS X systems, and runs RAID1 using mdadm on the embedded Linux distro with a standard filesystem.
Cons: Every once in a while it randomly drops a drive from the array, but that is probably the drive's fault. If you want to run any other software on the NAS but that functionality is not provided via a QPKG, Python, or a PHP program you might be out of luck. The embedded Linux OS is not exactly frien...
Pros: Last week I bought a 219p+ and 2 hd204ui drives. I installed the latest qnap FW, did not update the FW of the drives. I also didnt install the special boot qnap FW. I don't have any problems, works great! Web interface is impressive!