I only need to stream TV shows to my media box and it streams 1080p nicely. It has been running for about four weeks ...
31 August 2014
Summary: Very decent budget NAS. It's definitely not the fastest out there but hey, I only need to stream TV shows to my media box and it streams 1080p nicely. It has been running for about four weeks and there hasn't been a hiccup yet. I do have a few gripes about it though. First, I had data on my 3 TB drive which I was going to use in this NAS when I found that the drive had to be formmated first before being used in the NAS. I mean how hard is it to just share a drive?
Summary: works great, not the speediest, but for my basic needs it saved me $100 off the synology, and I didn't need all the bells and whistles. currently using it as a file server only, i am not using the extended media server or private cloud stuff. if this product had an option to sync out to amazon glacier or windows azure blob storage, this would easily be a 5 star product.
Summary: I have a Netgear Stora MS2110-100NAS previously. Loved that product and would have got another but it was sadly discontinued. So I decided to pick this one up to accommodate the extra hard drives I have laying around. So far I really like this product. It was cheaper than my previous enclosure and takes up less desk space. For the price, don't expect to see speeds that match up with your Gigabit network.
Summary: Overall, this is an excellent NAS choice for the money. I bought it to replace my now retired HP MediaSmart Home Server. While the OmniNAS doesn't have as many features, it is robust, network-accessible, and simple to set up. I dropped in 2x1TB drives and mirrored 'em, and I now have a renewed peace of mind for my data storage. I'll likely upgrade it in the future with larger drives.To the computers on the network, it's just another shared folder.
Summary: Setup was pretty easy. The quick start guide tells you everything you need to know. The drive trays do feel a little flimsy and I had a little trouble (two tries instead of one) getting one of the drives into the drive bay. Setting up the device and getting RAID configured was very easy. Configured auto copy to load all my videos to the device via the front USB 3 port off my Western Digital Passport drive. Auto copy was able to successfully copy 3117 out of 3334 files.