Summary: I've owned one of these for three years and it's still working well. Once in that time I had to restore the configuration, however it recovered rather well (I didn't lose any data, just "meta data"(what users/groups could use what shares)) Once in a while I have had to restart it after it had a red...
Summary: This nas works great, I can watch movies from any computer in the house. The only downfall is the filing system. If you upload your files and want to change folders around afterwords, it takes just as long as if you were uploading the file all over again.
Summary: I originally purchased the NSA221 last fall but due to the flooding in Thailand I did not get the HDDs since the prices were too outrageus. Now they are finally coming back down and I just got two Hitachi Deskstar 7200 RPM 2 TB HDDs for use in the NSA221 in a RAID 1 (mirroring) configuration.
Summary: The NAS server arrived with old firmware. This was no problem, as the Admin utillity, provided allowed for easy updating. I installed an old 250G and a new 2Tb drive. I then formated the drives which took about 2 hours, I don't really know exactly how long, I didnt pay that close attention.
Summary: This is a very good product, it does what they say and it is easy to install and configure. I wish they could integrate nativelly with MAC OS in order I can use the time capsule. Actually it was a doubt I had when I was deciding buying this product.
Overall good NAS for non-HD streaming or power users.
Rich Davis "Richey", Amazon
25 October 2011
Summary: I must admit, this was my first foray into the world of NAS. After doing some research I happened to find this unit on sale here at Amazon. Despite some of the reviews that talked about slow transfer speeds, I pulled the trigger.
Summary: I have two 2TB hard drives running in RAID 0 and it's working out great for me. All the extra storage makes a world of difference. Unit does a good job staying cool and it not too loud given the small fan, especially if you can hide it in a corner.
Summary: Pros: Best value among the similar products. Super fast shipping by Amazon. Easy hard drive install. Easy internet setup. Convenient usb port for storage expansion. Cons: No direct usb connection to pc. Internet access to the files is complicated to set up. Slow data transfer.
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.