Summary: Very happy with this little NAS. Put 2 SATA drives in it and it is running great. Use it primarily as a media server. I would buy another one if I need it in the future. I received it as a gift.
Summary: I wish I could give this negative stars. This is the most un-user friendly device I have ever used. I have worked with computers for almost 20 years, I have a degree in both Information Technology and Computer Information Systems, and I work as a system engineer for a major server manufacturer and I...
Summary: ZyXEL products are really much better then I thought! Go ZyXEL!
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! 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. Doesn't automatically redirect to HTTPS on the web interface if you for...
Summary: I loved how well this thing worked, when it "worked". After the junky stock fan died, I got out the jigsaw and dremel, cut a 3" hole in the side adjacent to the Marvel cpu. I glued a hefty heatsink directly to the CPU w/ arctic alumina, I silicon-sealed an 80mm fan over the new 3" sideport.
Pros: DLNA/Twonky streams to both my Sony Blu-Ray player and my Samsung smart TV. This thing works well w/ a quiet 3TB toshiba HDD.
Cons: Poorly ventilated (as delivered). The 40mm fan made some noise, pushed a little air, but did not last long. maybe 1 week. The NSA started to run hot, then it overheated, alarmed, and then shut down with fan failure. CPU was not damaged.
Pros: I have had a number of these small NAS systems, this is the best one I have found so far. You can setup a private cloud via Polkast, great software and great product. It has fast transfer rates and works flawlessly.
Pros: I haven't had chance to take advantage of most functions, but for what it's worth (literally) don't hesitate to buy it. Interface is not intuitive but not obstructive either. Some additional functionality can be added through online community sources.
Summary: I had a WD MyBook World 2TB that bit the dust. The WD web interface said that the 2TB HDD was having SMART errors. So I removed the drive and ran WD Data Life Guard and confirmed that the drive had issues. I wiped the drive and used a hack tutorial to install Debian and put it back together.
Pros: Easy to setup, intuitive web interface with many options, Twonky media server, use any hard drive you want, fast transfer speeds, Gigabit Ethernet, small, quiet, inexpensive. I didn't even need to use the software, just the web interface.