Summary: The unit is primarily use for personal backup, fit my needs. A user and some folders were added, updating the firmware seems to remove the user and folders. Recommend updating to latest firmware, re-select RAID level, re-format drive before using.
Pros: PRO - Economical, purchased at $75, not certain if I would've pay more. - Unit looks nice and sturdy. Configurable fan spinning activities. - Consistent transfer rate between 35-40MB/second via 1Gbps ethernet. - Easy setup and use, unit's Finder software is not needed, Windows 7. - Screws for 2.5...
Cons: - No USB 3.0 cable. - FW update might delete/corrupt data. - Cannot disable default public folders.
Summary: I've been reading through some of the dire negative reviews and wanted to chime in with my very positive experience with this device. This device is a great value. Mine has been working dependably for over a year attached to a Windows 7 environment.
Pros: Price. Attractive design. Ease of use. Has been a dependable workhorse for me.
Summary: home NAS with everything you expect from a home NAS for 1/5 of the price of others. everything works as expected, very easy setup and you even have private cloud apps to get into your data from everywhere.
Summary: Have had mine running 24/7 for almost a year now, and no issues. PRO: Ideal thermodynamic layout with solid aluminum shell; solid build; speedy and versatile for a cheap NAS; 8TB capacity and RAID.
Summary: Great deal for $89. Linux users (or anyone who likes to manage their own network) will want to know that the default IP is 169.254.100.200. Load the cifs module and then you can mount the partitions you create on the KD20 like so (I created a partition on the KD20 named 'media'): mount...
Summary: to shuttle omninas: how can i fix the problem of no share box files bigger than 2 Gb?
Pros: 1. set-up is easy, software provided is great. 2. Installing the hard drives into the unit is easy. 3. very quiet, like that fan only runs above a certain temp. 4. raid setup is easy. 5. usb3 and a card reader. 6. stylish and affordable!
Cons: 1. acronis backup software provided is not compatible with windows 8. 2. When picking up files remotely through the "share box", it will not let you download any file greater that 2 Gb. big limitation with large videos. anybody have a work around?
Summary: I love the build of this thing. The one thing I would like to change is the fan controller management. Seems to always be running even if I'm not accessing any information from it so the fan is usually blowing.
Pros: Does everything that it is intended to do. I have not had any problems with my KD20. I purchased from another retailer due it being on sale. It is worth getting if you have been thinking about a home NAS.
Cons: Fan does not start until 55C. Not really a con as I don't have to worry about fan noise. I don't ever have a problem of my HDDs getting too warm.