Summary: This was a piece of cake to set up. Popped in some drives, it auto-configed them and contrary to the opinion of others, it is not slow. Stores everything including my backups quickly and I can access them easily. FTP, HTTP access is quick and gets through without a hitch. Would certainly recommend to others.
Summary: First off, the basics - this NAS box will act as a media server, or SMB file share (what I'm using it for). It's got two SATA bays, and you can configure them in a RAID 1 or RAID 2. You can also plug in 2 USB harddrives, and it can share them over the network as well. It has a simple web-based control panel for setting up the device as a media server, so making it do the basics is a snap. What's most impressive about it, in my opinion, is the depth of features available.
Works fine for me. Faster than what others are saying.
Amazon Customer, Amazon
17 July 2011
Summary: I have owned the NSA221 for about one month now. I hesitated at first in purchasing because of the reviews that said the unit was slow. The first thing I did upon unpacking and setting up was to upgrade the firmware to the latest version 4.20. Initial setup was with a single WD20EARS 2TB drive. The user must remember that all components in the network must be gigabit compatible to get the speed over the network. That includes network cards, cabling and router.
Summary: Bottom line is you are not going to find a better product in this category and none at this price point. This is my third NAS product and all are currently running on my home network. Ultimately the price is what led me to purchase it because I figured it was a small investment even if it were just for experimenting.
Excerpt: Подарили на ДР. Слегка напрягся поначала, так как сам выбирал и видел уже предыдущий отзыв, поэтому решил проверить скорость своего подарка....
Pros: 1. 2 диска WD по 2 Тб каждый. До NSA стояли в док-станциях, нагревались как печки. Внутри 221 не греются. 2. Веб-бэйзед интернет менеджер. Можно просматривать видео с NAS прямо в веб-барузере, отовсюду, где есть инет. Удобная вещь.
Cons: 1. Нет еsata раъема. 2. Нет usb 3.0. 3. Кривая утилита поиска и первоначальной настройке (долго ищет). Хорошо, что хоть нужна раз в жизни.