Summary: Thought I'd write a review since most others cover the more expensive 2-bay enclosure with the faster processor. There also aren't many that mention using it on a mac, which is important since macs don't like making an effort with non-apple products. These are just my initial impressions as I've only just got it so will cover most things except reliability. Firstly, check out the zyxel website below.
Summary: Got one of these given to me by a friend. got to be one of the easiest to disassemble to put the hdd in and its been running for a good 2 years now not a single problem would definitely recommend to anyone.
Summary: (**NOTE: This review is of the ZyXEL NSA325 v2 2-Bay Media Server.**) ZyXEL's version 2 of its NSA325 looks plainer than the first version; gone are the nice wavy lines on the front, in favour of a more subtle honeycomb effect at the bottom. The hardware itself hasn't changed that much, with the exception of the fact that it can accommodate 2.5-inch or 3.5-inch hard drives in its bays.
Summary: PLEASE NOTE THIS IS THE REVIEW FOR ZyXEL NSA310 1-Bay Network Storage NAS Closure My Nephew wanted a basic entry-level NAS and we thought this would be an ideal unit. On first looking at the NAS it almost looks like an external hard drive, but this not the case as it has a network connection. So this can connected it to your network and you are to access it from different computers, and even from devices outside of your home network.
Summary: I had no gripes with this item per se, only that I was expecting to be able to plug in my IDE drive, but it will only accept SATA drives. As I did not want to purchase a SATA drive I returned the item for a refund, which the vendor returned with no fuss. Credit to them for this.
This looks an excellent product - if only I can sort out how to work it!
Kiss of Death, Amazon
14 September 2013
Summary: This product arrived promptly, it was easy to install a disk and plug in - note however the device has a continental plug so an adapter is required. However the documentation is utter rubbish, unless you know the world of IP and ftp protocols blah blah blah, so requires some time and effort understanding the features of the device. The 'utility disk', I could only get to work with PCs which were cabled into the modem, not connecting via WiFi.
Summary: Use this to share my files around the house. Great for doing this - have it hooked to PS3, ATV as well as PCs and laptops. Really cost effective way of sharing files and means that our main PC doesn't have to be left on all the time to serve files. Only downsides are that a) it is a little noisy (fan) and 2. File transfer is slow using regular windows explorer - I think there is a quicker way to do file transfer but I haven't explored it yet.