Summary: Love it, been running over 18 months without a hiccup. I'd probably spend the extra cash for the core 2 duo version if it was a little cheaper but for sme/home use i dont think it makes a difference. Been rock solid and never caused an issue (running 7 x 1.5tb drives). Cant reccommend it enough.
Summary: I bought this to deal with visual effects data. That means i have 5 machines pulling hundreds of megabytes off of this at once. The Thecus has performed really well, topping out around 100mbyte/sec from ethernet. I bonded the ethernet ports for max speed and am using an SMC network switch on my setup. It's been really solid, and very quiet given the fact that i have 5 drives in it. The fact that I can easily add drives to the raid and swap them out is wonderful.
Summary: After researching NAS for a few weeks, I decided on the N7700 because of it's features and the positive feedback that other Thecus products have received. At this point, I'm disappointed in the company's customer support as I appear to have a compatibility problem and it seems they've lost interest in talking to me, once I'd been through all of their remedial steps. I intended to use this device as storage on a Windows network with a WS2008 DC.