Summary: I've owned my KD20 since May 2013. I use it for storing my media files and play them from DLNA enabled devices or from PC's. The firmware was upgraded once when I got it and again today. It's worked (slowly @ 20Mb writes/80Mb reads) but flawlessly all this time.
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.
Summary: I think if they gave us a couple of ram slots to fill, they could seriously increase the write speed. Maybe even get it up to the advertised 55MBs speed. I really only use the KD20 as a backup device, media server (not Itunes or Twonky) and print server, so I still haven't used the other bells and...
Pros: I've now owned the KD20 for over a year with the 2 same 4TB Seagate drives in JBOD. I was concerned about data loss and had backed up everything I put on this NAS, but - so far so good. It still works fine and I can see it and use it from my TV's and media players.
Cons: Still slow write speeds 15-20MBs on a Gigabit connection, that's why It lost an egg. Don't advertise 55MBs write speeds unless you tell us how you made it happen.
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.
Summary: It is a shame that Shuttle paid to include the Acronis DVD for this system, but didn't get a version that will work with the latest version of Windows. They don't even offer a download to replace the DVD.
Pros: Installation under Windows 8.1 Pro went easily. Just followed the quick start guide. It now sits quietly on a shelf above my desktop. The only thing noticeable are the bright blue lights.
Cons: Acronis True Image HD DVD which is mentioned in the specifications and is included with the hardware will not work under Windows 8. Even Acronis admits this. I'm using Windows File History for backup right now. If you want Acronis, you need to buy it.
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.
Summary: My set up is an 2 western digital green 1tb hard drives asus n64u gig router, trendnet gb switch, mac pro tower, emulated windows. I use crashplan for my backups and it works just great with it. I have seen write speeds get up to 170 mbps at times.This is a Nice little box until I upgrade.
Pros: Great price and value. Simple and does almost anything, works with both afp and smb very well. Accepts up to 4tb drives, and shuttle puts out firmware updates every few months with improvements. Good looking, quiet and great on energy consumption. Comes with arconis backup software, and is usb 3....
Cons: The non fan control thing was a huge issue, but they addressed it in last patch...testing. Doesn't allow you to use certain characters in passwords for things, odd and annoying. Confused me for a bit. Obviously could be faster, but you understand you are paying under $150 for this. The twonky ser...
Summary: After reading some users' complaints about heat issues, I was a bit leery about the purchase. But, after a promo code, the price was just too good to pass on. I'm happy so far. You'll also find, if you go hunting, some reviews that show the unit's file transfer performance isn't stellar.
Pros: Price! Ease of setup. Aesthetics. Noise footprint (none, essentially). Network performance relative to price. Convenient buttons and ports, well thought out. Drives are easily accessible. Web interface works well, and remote access is a snap, after setting it up (also easy).
Cons: Software package could use a few improvements, like, a bar graph or readout depicting estimated percent completed a/o time left while running a backup of the NAS. I have one running right now; about 60GB of data to copy, it's been running for about an hour to an external 2.5" drive via USB 2.0 po...
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.