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...
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.
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: 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: 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.
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'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...
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.