Works great, great Windows PC experience, awefull mobile applications
islam ahmad, Amazon
8 March 2015
Summary: Works great, installed easily, 4TB hard drive inside, 1TB in the REAR USB, works just as expected. The Bad thing is not in the hardware, the cause of the missing star is the miserable and awfully bad Mobile applications.
Summary: I had the need for a simple RAID-1 NAS that could replace an old Buffalo Terastation that is 10+ years old and showing its age. It's simply for a personal backup on my network, not looking for a lot of bells and whistles. This thing was so simple to set up and have working that I was transferring files to it within the first hour, and some of that hour was crawling around under my desk plugging in the network and power cord.
I have not fully exploited all of the functionality of ...
J. Gonto "MartiniGuy", Amazon
9 August 2014
Summary: I have not fully exploited all of the functionality of this little server yet. It's been operating without issue since the day I received it. I have not had any problems accessing my drives for storage, which really is my main requirement for this. Logging on is a bit of a duplicitous pain in the rear, but once you are logged on, you have access to functionality that appears to be intuitive.
Summary: I've had the 325 v2 for about a week now. 3TB raid 1. It was easy to set up to my home network, all music movies and photos on a backed up home network and working with Sonos and my blu-ray is great. I'm struggling to access from away from local network using no-ip.com, but I'm sure I'll figure it out sooner or later. The missing star is because it randomly disappears from my shared folder on occasion and wireless streaming to vlc can be choppy.
Highly customizable and once configured it works great.
Critical Bill, Amazon
4 March 2014
Summary: I bought this with the intent of having a central location for all our media that the multiple TV-connected devices in the house could access from the router. In short, it looks like it will serve this purpose nicely. At first I was not happy with this device. After installing a disk drive and connecting it to the router the setup wizard (NAS Starter Utility or NSU) said the device was "unreachable" over the network and the documentation gave no hints about what to do.
Summary: The Zyxel NSA325 V2 has space for two 2.5-inch or two 3.5-inch disks. The benefit of having a NAS with two disks is safety. You can arrange it in RAID 1, so that when one disk fails, you don't lose any data. For back-ups it's a nice fail-safe feature to have. This NAS box is compact and has a practical design, with one USB 3.0 port in front and trays for the hard disks.
Summary: it is a great nas, i am a tech savvy person, not a pro but it wasnt difficult to set it up, nothing you can't find info in the internet. the only thing i wish it had was compatibility with plex media center cause when i use it i have to configure the mounted drive evrytime the power goes out. other than that it is an awesome little gadget. changed my life, with the torrent download manager.
Summary: Let me preface my review by saying this is only the 2nd NAS device I have ever laid my hands on. So I am not an expert on NAS devices. Having said that I bought this unit to replace an aging Quantum Snap server. The Snap server is pretty old, therefore it has no media services or ap support. It was strictly a networked "storage tank", but did have built in web and ftp capabilities. I bought the ZyXel because I have been impressed with their other products so far.
Pros: Everything (read other thoughts)
Cons: Hard drive light doesn't indicate activity. Fan a tad noisy. Limited control over access rights.