Summary: The server OS isn't very smart and lets you reuse names and screws up permissions.Make sure you avoid naming the device the same thing as the volume or share.
Pros: For the money you get a very robust file server that is very compatible with Mac, PC, Linux (but the utility is only good for PC). The Media server is also compatible with my PS3. I'm very happy with this device!
Cons: ONLY 1 BAY So keep your irreplaceable files on your local machine!
Pros: Purchased this unit on sale from another on line vendor for $59.00 with free shipping. I like that you can change or upgrade the hard drive as the need arises unlike the WD NAS which was limited to a specific HD that has been discontinued and a replacement HD for it is very $$$$. The data transfer is faster than the WD NAS. I was expecting it to be a little noisy but it is pretty quiet considering it has a small fan in it. I installed a WD Black edition in the unit..
Cons: Not really exited with the software it comes with for data transfer.
Summary: Large files fail frequently and need to be restarted. Attempted drag and drop into the NAS directory automatically cancels itself a few minutes into the transfer almost forcing you to use the software.
Pros: Cheap. Media Server. Autonomous torrent downloading. Lots of options to play with and very green. Very silent. Good for many photos and documents. Can be extended using eSata and has USB backup right on the drive. Very solid material quality. Very easy installation.
Cons: Uploading files to the NAS is a nightmare. Using the given software uploading goes file by file with a few seconds gap in between, this adds up over time.
Cons: I purchased two of these devices to be used to store backups coupled with Western Digital Black 1TB drives. The backup product makes a MD5 hash of the data before sending it to the NAS. On both devices in different sites I have seen file corruption problems where the data fails MD5 verification.