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Shuttle NAS KD20
7.3 out of 10

Shuttle NAS KD20

Best Price at Amazon

Reviews and Problems with Shuttle NAS KD20

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Overall 6
6.0

Very slow

Pablo C., Newegg
14 March 2014
  • Summary: I thought I was getting a good deal on a NAS but I would have done better with a different brand.
  • Pros: Networkable storage
  • Cons: Very slow to access. If the power goes out you have to turn it back on manually.
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Overall 6
6.0

No Muss, No Fuss

Amazon Customer, Amazon
4 March 2014
  • Summary: This is a simple storage option. It asks few questions and provides safe storage. Installing the drives is a snap: remove the drawers and place the drives inside them. Add a couple of screws and they're sliding back into the bays. Done and done.
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Overall 6
6.0

Hopefully some future firmware fixes

Jon B., Newegg
23 December 2013
  • Summary: I wanted to add a NAS to my network for basic storage at a low cost. Most NAS functions on routers are fairly slow and to upgrade a router to one with decent NAS performance is fairly pricey. If you just want basic NAS storage for a home network, the KD20 works well.
  • Pros: - Great performance for the price (if you can live with the cons below). With promo code, half the price of base level Synology and QNAP units. - 60 MB/s read and 40 MB/s read over wired LAN connection. Wifi speed is usually the bottleneck when using a wireless connection (wireless N 300 mbps). -...
  • Cons: - USB 3.0 port on the front does not detect USB 3.0 flash drive. This drive works fine on the rear 2.0 ports and USB 2.0 flash drive works fine on front 3.0 port (hopefully fixed in future firmware). - Mixed success in getting the SD card reader to recognize cards (One 4GB SDHC card works fine, a...
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Overall 6
6.0

Not as fast as it seems!

Walter D Filho, Amazon
11 October 2013
  • Summary: In my network enviroment, using wi-fi to access data, the transfer speed is horrible, about 3 to 4 mb/sec. It also don't let me add the NAS folders to the win7 and vista library retuning the following message: "This network location can't be included because it is not indexed."
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Overall 6
6.0

Could be better

Jason S., Newegg
25 September 2013
  • Summary: This device took me about 3 days of down time trying to figure out why every time I mount my USB external drive, the blue light changes to red and starts wigging out on me. Being a tech guy, I assumed it didn't like the format my drive was in, so I copied all my info to the NAS then started doing...
  • Pros: Simple to use provided you have a general idea of what a (NAS) is and how they function, but simplicity is also the down fall.
  • Cons: Limited functionality and close to nothing for support. While setting this up I found that there is almost no detailed documentation, no forums, little to go on. They probably thought they made such an easy to use device that tech support or forums are a waste of time. People always have issues n...
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Overall 6
6.0

No fan settings!

Anonymous, Newegg
15 August 2013
  • Summary: I've never seen a system with a fan where you didn't have access to it unless the fan just ran all the time. In this system I'd rather it run all the time. You need airflow around these drives, period. I even installed the latest firmware (June 2013) and it had no fan control setting.
  • Pros: Cheap (less than $100 with a coupon code).. Seems to be quality enough for the price.
  • Cons: As many have said and I should have listened to, is that the drives get too hot in this. Why? Airflow. There is none until a drive gets to 55C (131F), then the fan is suppose to run low speed, but after 10 min. of copying files to it (dual 4TB drives), it wasn't getting higher than 46C (114F) acc...
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Overall 6
6.0

Some good functionality

Arne K., Newegg
15 August 2013
  • Summary: Could have been really good if software had been streamlined. It's adequate for my use, though I wish I could approach it over the internet. Nice design.
  • Pros: Flexible, cool running, easy to set up NAS, RAID1 mirror, small size, does 4TB disks, USB3 connectivity.
  • Cons: Slow, difficult to set up VPN internet connection, many places need separate configuration
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Overall 6
6.0

Have had a few issues

MJO, Amazon
23 January 2013
  • Summary: Files copied to this device from a Win8.1 system get marked as READ ONLY...cannot delete them. I contacted their tech support and while they have been somewhat responsive they sure don't seem to give two s***s about their customers. Very short responses from them....
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