Summary: Pros: Has a lot of options and features like USM, USB 3, WebDav and One Touch backups and massive storage. Cons: I'm starting to wonder if the biggest con here is Seagate. Bought this for a customer. I've had at least 6 different support sessions for this device. First thing Seagate wants to do is WIPE the DRIVES! Really? USM and one touch backups where flaky. If the dashboard stops responding the only way to get it back up is to pull the power cord and plug it back in.
Summary: One of the worst pieces of junk I have ever seen. I have been an IT systems manager for 20 years. This device has almost the same complexity as a full blown enterprise RAID system, but without the pay off of getting it to function after figuring out how to set up, configure and operate. The documentation is simply vague, support non existent and almost everything about the device is unnecessarily complicated and downright incoherent.
Summary: Installed today on a windows 8.1 64bit workstation. It does work but had to uninstall the backup software and reinstall to get it to work. Also installed each package one by one. Got an error on the setup you are supposed to use over and over and could not use that. Authentication was not working properly and that is where uninstalled the armour software and reinstalled it. That fixed it. The backup software is very fast compared to a copy in the o.s..
Summary: This device is a little hard to setup if you are technically challenged and/or don't like reading instructions. But if you aren't, this thing ROCKS! About the bad reviews: Seems most of them are because of user error. If you work patiently through the instructions this device will do what you need it to!
Summary: I bought this a little over a year ago and now it crashed (that is two of them under 2 years). Warranty claim is worthless and the support folks are non-existent. The web interface for the product is slow and the throughput of the device is horrible. I had to take it apart to see what I could do to save my data. When I did this, I discovered they used the cheapest and worst hard drives you can buy.
Summary: This is a terrible product if you're using it with a Mac. I've been back and forth with support for ages, and nothing they suggest helps. Copying a file over 3GB or so via AFP (built-in Mac transfer protocol) fails with a -50 error every time. Copying one over CIFS instead works occasionally (when it doesn't it fails with a -36), but the transfers slug along at 2MB/s (?!?!).
Summary: Initially, I thought this would be a great device to store backups on. I'm using Backup Exec 12.5 on Windows Server 2003 R2. Old but runs smooth. Well, it appears this device isn't compatible with Backup Exec. Ok, fine, I'll use it for something else. NOT. Just forget about even TRYING to get the AD integration working on this POS. Want to stream media? Forget it. Doesn't work. Then, I updated the firmware and it BRICKED my 850.00 NAS. No way to recover from this.
Summary: Purchased this just over a month ago and coincidentally, just 5 days after the return date I start having nothing but issues with it! I am logged in as admin and suddenly cannot do ANYTHING. I can see control panel and things like that but when I try to set up share folders, or set up anything - it says "have to be logged in as admin" - WELL I AM LOGGED IN AS ADMIN so what the ****!!
Summary: I just received the 2-bay 6TB version and have it connected directly to my Buffalo gig-e router w/ DDWRT. I'm seeing an average of 40 MB/sec while copying to (write) and 63MB/sec copying from (read) the nas. Personally I would like to see at least 30 MB/sec more in each direction. I attribute these average speeds to the cpu and/or firmware since these speeds are well below the maximum throughput of gigabit ethernet.