Excerpt: This NAS is perfect for a small business or any home professional who would want to access data from more than one computer. This model can take up to 5 hard drives (HDs)but you could create a RAID with as little as 2 HD's.
Excerpt: This NAS is simply unbeatable for the money. No other machine offers the same hardware for anything close in terms of dollars.
Having said that, I am using this nas for home purposes. I have seen some people complaining that it cannot serve multiple users at the same time well.
Excerpt: I've been using USB Drives to backup my data, family photos, videos, documents only to always have a failed USB drive. My brother in law mention this NAS box and I now have it running 3 weeks now, very happy. Ie running a RAID 5 of 10. TB's.
Small Business with approximately 25 users.
Even mix of Macs & PCs.
Work with lots of large graphic files.
5 - 1TB WD Red Drives, configured for RAID5
Shipped with 2GB of DDR3 1333
2GB of memory was wildly insufficient, especially considering the 1gig was...
Excerpt: I purchased two of these units with 5 3tb Western Digital RED drives. The unit is easy to install drives in. However it appears that Thecus didn't properly secure the interal flash drive used for the base OS.
Summary: Really enjoying this machine. Looking forward to years of service from it.
Pros: Fast, easy to setup. $150 discount was awesome.
Cons: A little limited in terms of expandability in terms of modules. This is supposed to be addressed by the new OS6 soon to come out. Had to do a hard poweroff and it took 2 days to rebuild the volumes - 5 x 3 TB drives. Probably on par with other systems tho.