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Zyxel NSA221
6.4 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

Works as Intended

Bud French, Amazon
27 October 2011
  • 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.
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Overall 8
8.0

Zyxel NSA221 Media Share

TechGeek, Amazon
27 October 2011
  • 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.
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Overall 8
8.0

Very good product

Eros Ramos Tomaz, Amazon
27 October 2011
  • 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.
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Overall 8
8.0

great for the price

Josh, Amazon
27 October 2011
  • 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.
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Overall 8
8.0

Working well three years so far.

M. HAYCRAFT, Amazon
27 October 2011
  • 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...
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Overall 8
8.0

Nice Product

M. Williamson, Amazon
27 October 2011
  • Summary: I haven't had it very long, so I can't speak for how long it will last. Plus I just use it as a basic network drive. But it's fairly easy to setup. And it's a good value for the price.
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Overall 8
8.0

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.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great storage solution

skinny05, Amazon
20 September 2011
  • 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.
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