Pros: I have had this NAS running 24/7, and have used it daily since my first review on 3/17/2013. A large portion is now dedicated primarily for serving media throughout my home network. The rest is for data backups.
Pros: Concept is great. Good amounts of storage and lots of features. Has great potential
Cons: Horrible implementation of the software. It's almost like they had no Engineering testing on the system before they decided to release the system, though as you can see i't been out for a long time. Some bug fixes have been fixed in the latest firmware, like disappearing users and in ability to even see the volumes or inability to delete files on the system. Still has various problems with some of the permissions, powering down the system, sleep modes, and others. Whe...
Summary: There is no plug and play feature here, it should be a simple matter of putting the hard drives in, turning it on and going but often times it is not. It is almost comparable to having to do something in a language you only know a little about, it is frustrating and takes way too long to accomplish a simple task but you do get to learn from your experience and the next time you have to do it, it is easier.
Pros: It eventually does what it needs to do and does it well. Please note the word eventually because it can be rather frustrating to set it up if you are in the mind set that things should just work.
Cons: It is difficult to get setup sometimes. I've set up 4-5 of them now and sometimes hard drives do not register until a reboot, sometimes USB drives do not show up until a reboot. Typing in a password with special characters seems to lock you out of the system as they are not allowed but the GUI does not block you from doing so.
Cons: Well where do i begin as with several other people i have a total dud of a NAS 220.....the interface will not respond,no shutdown when i ask it ,no restart,won't detect the volume i make there for i can't finish with the setup. I got this for my business to back up all my work and store some music/movies to stream across the network like several others i got duped by all the flash and glam in the description saying "easy ten minute set up" if the machine even works. I...
Summary: This unit only supports 5 kinds of drives and these drives are only made by Seagate ( http://ow.ly/jtSwD )! Find my review for the diskless version of this NAS where I attempted to use Hitachi drives and Seagate drives (which were not on the supported list) only yo find that the NAS would drop from the network and refuse to accept the disks. Therefore you must be careful when/if you decided to update the drives on this NAS because it may become a headache very quickly.
Pros: The USM feature is a fantastic way to do backups by hand. If I were still working in IT I would use this feature every day but as it is my file transfers of scientific data are only done via LAN for time and security reasons.
Cons: I am a linux user and require SSH access which this unit does not have.
Summary: A few days later I tried again and was able to boot the NAS (on the second try) without any hard drives. It was seen on the network so I added a single hard drive and tried formatting it, and once again the NAS because unreachable via the network. I gave it 30 minutes and then power cycled again. As of right now I am still unable to reach the NAS even though the network lights are flashing on the back of the NAS and router.
Pros: 0.0 watt power supply only
Cons: I was able to boot the NAS and install the Seagate NAS finder. The NAS was attached to the router and my laptop was attached to network wirelessly. The NAS was found immediately, I was directed to the Internet browser setup. I instructed it to clean and setup the hard drives. The browser indicated that it was setting up the disks when suddenly the NAS browser setup stopped responding. I reran the NAS detection tool and the NAS was no longer visible. I pinged the IP of...