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.
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.
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.
Pros: Everything (read other thoughts)
Cons: Hard drive light doesn't indicate activity. Fan a tad noisy. Limited control over access rights.
Summary: I bought this to backup my computers using rsync, and for that it works reasonably well (I created a NAS volume which I mount on each machine)
Pros: Very easy to setup. Boots in less than a minute, shuts down in 15sec. Supports a lot of protocols and has a bunch of nice little features
Cons: Limited configurability, if you create a NAS volume for example, it's not accessible via FTP/HTTP/SMB. It has a small app that is supposed to auto-download files from the web, but does not support HTTPS nor directory listings, making it kinda useless. I wish the spec could be more open allowing p...
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.
Summary: This ZyXEL NSA325 v2 2 Bay Power Plus Media Server is a cheap entry level diskless NAS enclosure that uses a fairly decent 1.6ghz processor and 512MB memory. These hardware specifications are quite sufficient for a 2 bay home NAS and equally as powerful as some more expensive options.
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.