Summary: I was a little disappointed with my read/write speeds until I did a little research. Removing unused protocols and enabling jumbo frames on my adapter (not the NAS, but on my network adapter) yielded nice results.
Pros: You can't beat this NAS at the ~$100 price range. You will have to spend at least 50% more to get better read/write performance. I get write speeds in the 70-75mb/s range consistently, and read speeds in the 80's-90's, in Raid 0.
Summary: Apparently this is a big issue.... And ZyXELs' fix doesn't work.... And if you want the unit replaced, you have to accept a refurb despite the fact that you JUST paid for a brand new NAS. TERRIBLE
Summary: I bought this mainly to move streaming from my laptop to TV, and keep my laptop out of that loop. I wasn't too crazy about working my disks like that for very long. This box and software does exactly as the documentation states.
Pros: - Fast, easy setup right out of the box - Product does exactly what is advertised (so far)
NSA320 is the best price/performance NAS I could find
19 March 2014
Summary: First, the most important piece of info - After being slightly disappointed with write speeds in the high 30's, I started researching tweaks and found two very fruitful suggestions: Go into your computer's network adapter settings, and 1) Turn off the protocols that you aren't using (in my case,...
Summary: I bought this right after Christmas as a backup to my primary NAS. I set it up and all worked. A week later I was going to configure it some more and it would not respond. It looks like the NIC stopped working. Tried a few things but no luck.
Summary: I recently bought one of these refurbished and was very pleased. I then bought a new one for my Accounting firm to back up all our tax files but it showed up DOA. Apparently a whole lot of these have firmware issues that keep them from booting correctly. Watch out....
Summary: Purchased on December 8 (delivered December 12, 2013), unit failed to complete start-up cycle. Returned and ordered a replacement on December 14 (delivered December 17, 2013) and replacement unit demonstrated same symptom.