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.
strangelad "See the Turtle of enormous girth, on his back he holds the Earth", Amazon
27 August 2012
Summary: I bought this as a media server and in fairness it does work flawlessly for that purpose but...... Nearly every time when adding new files it doesn't index itself so you need to force a database rebuild, the problem is that it then gets its knickers in a twist, falls over when indexing and locks up.
Summary: Honestly I have not used it much so cannot say much about the porformance. It does seems ok for one of my purposes: file sharing in my home. but One other thing I got very frustrated: I tried to set up a USB printer on it but never find a place to have the driver installed.
Summary: The ZyXEL NSA221 media server is not what I was expecting. When I purchased this product, I thought it would be easy to transfer files from my desktop computer and store them on the NSA221 to share from a central location.
Summary: The Zyxel NSA221 is a buggy, slow responding media server which has caused lockups on 2 of my computers on more than several occasions. The available packages for use i.e. WordPress, are woefully outdated and there seems to be nothing on the horizon.
Summary: I needed to replace the Netgear STORA which stopped working after just a year of use. I spent over 30 hrs trying to get this box to broadcast files to media servers but to no avail, i called tech support they were clueless and suggested i reformat and reset, did this and nothing changed.
Summary: Not a good choice. I bought two new Western Digital Green hard drives, tested each in an external USB drive carriage, then set them up in the ZyXEL NSA221 under Raid 1 to use as a lite duty, family data server. What a disappointment this unit was.