These units are great , super fast , full windows server and works great with macs.
shawn lamb, Amazon
15 January 2014
Summary: I do business IT for several companies and we had ordered one of these a year ago and was so impressed with the drive speed and reliability we've ordered several more since and recommend them to all our clients , they have a full 2008r2 installation on them so maintenance and monitoring is a breeze .
Summary: I shoot video as an amateur hobbyist and have always had issues with saving big files for projects. Prior to purchasing this I had about 6TB of storage 3TB was internal. I did have a little issue setting the unit up; however that was resolved very quickly by reading. There were several software updates that had to be completed in succession.
Summary: Super easy to set up. Just followed admin guide. Took about one hour from format/setup to copying files over.Two improvements could be 1. a way to dim the led on the front. Very bright, lights up the whole room in the dark. Had to devise a cardboard cover. 2. A way to change temperature readings on the health screen from celcius to farenheight. Extreamly happy so far after one months use.
Summary: We converted from an HP MediaSmart Server for our business after reading some of the information and watching the videos on these units. We have an array of laptops that run CNC machines and several desktops that we use to manage our Manufacturing Company. We had initially set the system up ourselves with no problems, but after upgrading some computers, we started having failed backups.
Nice for one DX4000, may be complicated for more than one
L. Wick, Amazon
31 March 2013
Summary: First off, we love this box. We got into some hot water using it but that could have been avoided. Initial setup was very easy, we added it to our homegroup and started moving files. No problem. We're using it as a video server as well as for general backup. As a video server it rocks. Just for fun I streamed 3 videos off it simultaneously to different computers, and they all ran perfectly. CPU on the DX4000 ran at about 6%, no sweat at all.
Summary: Out of the box I found the DX4000 with installed drives, a laptop style power cable/adapter, Ethernet cable, and a quick install guide. The DX4000 itself has a very hefty and solid feel about it. Up front you have a backlit status LCD panel that is very easy to read, power and drive bay status LEDs, a power button, and up/down scroll buttons.