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Zyxel NSA221
6.3 out of 10

Zyxel NSA221

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Overall 8
8.0

Not perfect but good for the price

Anonymous, Newegg
27 February 2012
  • Summary: Simple little NAS if you take the time and set it up for how you are going to use it. I have mine set with (2) 2TB el cheap'o drives and stream 720p movies over a Gigabit to wireless N router to my media PC's in various rooms with no problems once the bugs were worked out and all the settings...
  • Pros: Low Cost Low Power Easy firmware update
  • Cons: Slow at times if loading large files while serving large files. Case is plastic but you get what you pay for. As long as you are not in and out of it allot it will last. Takes a bit to configure but once done I have had no problems even with two firmware updates since I got it. Wakeup time from s...
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Overall 8
8.0

ok as a backup NAS

Anonymous, Newegg
6 January 2012
  • Summary: I use this as a backup NAS to my main QNAP NAS.
  • Pros: Price. Low power. Reliable. Webserver. Media server works great to a PS3.
  • Cons: Slow transfer rate. When I ran a test and copied a large 40GB file, it only gave about 3 to 4 MBps. Smaller files produce faster results. Its not a robust case, but it serves its purpose for the price.
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Overall 8
8.0

Just got this...

T. Messersmith, Amazon
28 October 2011
  • Summary: I just set this up last night and it was a breeze to get going. Pre-configured shares for pictures, videos, music, etc are already set up and easily mapped. I did some testing and was getting 10MB/sec transfer speeds.
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Overall 8
8.0

Works as advertised, almost

J. H. Smith, Amazon
28 October 2011
  • Summary: My only problem with this unit is that the media server does not recognize certain large video files (ie movies in HD). I bought this thing to back up my computers and to stream media to my PS3. It took almost no effort at all to get my pictures and mp3s to appear on my PS3 and my big screen.
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Overall 6
6.0

nice - but slow

Jonathan, Amazon
28 October 2011
  • Summary: I will amend this review later if I'm able to fix the speed issue I'm having. I have a gigabit router and all my cabling supports gigabit speeds however when I try to copy files to the device over LAN I'm getting speeds under 2 MB/s - that's unacceptable.
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Overall 10
10

Sweet little NAS!

Joshua D. Washburn, Amazon
28 October 2011
  • Summary: This is my first NAS. I read many reviews, but I opted for a less expensive option. The Synology line of NAS systems seem very nice, but slightly more than I wanted to spend for home use. I installed one new 2TB HD . I plan to get a second 2TB WD20EARS when I need more space.
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Overall 6
6.0

not for all applications

Ike Rye, Amazon
28 October 2011
  • Summary: NSA221 is stable with good GUI and working apps, however data transfers are slow. At less than 12MB/s via ethernet it's probably one of the slowest on the market. NAS works well for streaming however backups or initial transfers are a struggle.
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Overall 4
4.0

Does not deliver... Lemon???

Christophe, Amazon
28 October 2011
  • Summary: I gave it 2 stars for the benefit of the doubt as I probably got a lemon. Indeed, it looks good,the GUI is nice and straight forward, it is loaded with functionalities and it is quite easy to setup.
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Overall 10
10

Good storage solution

Jeremy, Amazon
28 October 2011
  • Summary: I've been using my NSA221 for a month or so now and have been mostly happy. Transfer is a little slow, but nothing to complain about. Required a mostly simple setup that took a little work to figure everything out, but nothing someone with decent computer experience (IE: someone looking to buy a...
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Overall 2
2.0

Amazing. Several other things don't work

Amazon Customer, Amazon
28 October 2011
  • Summary: Slow. Numbingly slow. Painfully slow. Buggy. Network drives come and go on the network. Try to delete file and directories. It actually only deletes some of the target objects! Amazing. Several other things don't work. The UI is horrid. Truly seems like a Beta product.
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