Summary: Works great as a low wattage, always on, NAS storage unit with Raid 5 capability that in addition to having its own internal GUI and output can alternatively interface through an Ethernet connection with a PS3 or Blu-ray player in combination with Windows 7 network media capability.
Pros: Well build and reliable unit. Easy to operate. Automatically establishes media storage folders during setup. Both Component & HDMI outputs are impressive.
Cons: Compatible with Windows 7 through a browser interface but supplied software must be installed and initially set up with Windows XP or other older operating system. GUI slows down when handling large files (8MB photos & 500MB videos) that are produced with today's high end DSLR cameras.
If you are thinking of getting this to serve media
Nick T., Newegg
9 October 2009
Summary: This is excellent for the primary purpose, as a NAS. Running several months with no problems. I just house my media on the NAS and drive it all (playback wise for movies/video) through a PS3 -- the interface is much better.
Pros: 2 gig interfaces, usb, esata. Runs linux with a very basic but able GUI interface. Has HDMI but the menu system and remote isn't going to impress your friends.
Cons: The selling point of this nas is the meida connected directly to your TV, but the menus and system looks extremely dated an uncomfortable.
Summary: Initial unit from Amazon turned out to be faulty but replaced unit worked straight out of the box. Thumbs up to Amazon for an excellent returns policy. I have an existing N2100 from Thecus which has been rock solid for around 3 years and the reason I stuck with Thecus when upgrading.
Summary: Just got my around X'mas, excellent home NAS with media support. It has HDMI port which you can connect to you TV directly, and playback the media content stored inside. Best of all it comes with a remove control.
Summary: I have being waiting for this product to become available for quite sometimes now, since I am looking to simplify my home theater by using connection TV directly with NAS for a simple store and play process...
Summary: After having this for 3 months I can say one thing, tt is very very very slooooooow. Added to that it started smoking one morning and thank god I was close to it as it would have burnt my house down.