Summary: Bought the NSA221 and added two 2TB WD SATA drives, which took about 10 minutes to drop into the two bays and get the unit up and running. I have about 40GB of music, 280GB of fairly large-file videos and 10GB of family photos, all set up for public sharing in separate folders mapped to an iMac...
Summary: I've purchased this unit so that movies, TV recording and music can be accessed when my PC is off. I have a desktop PC with 900W power supply so just to stream music or movie; it really isn't all that economical.
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.
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.
Excerpt: При закачке новых данных - фото, видео - отображение их как на медиа-сервере появляется спустя часа два, при этом медиа-сервер должен всё это время работать, чтобы ОС нашла новые файлы и опубликовала их. Так и не понял, как можно ускорить процесс обнаружения новых файлов внутри устройства.