Pros: Print server, hackable - get into Linux shell, 3 USB ports, web server, ftp server, mySQL, Python, DropBox integration, auto-sync with another NSA, JBOD (two volume) or JBOD (combined volume), RAID 0 & 1.
Cons: RAID 0 and 1 are slower than JBOD (1 drive). I ran many benchmarks and unbelievably the RAID-1 was considerably slower than JBOD with 1 drive. It's likely the RAID is implemented in software, and the CPU can't handle it.
Pros: i bought this unit to be a NAS for my backups and for my media server. it comes with Twonky media server and can stream movies to a Roku via web publishing. i do not use the provided software and access the device with the web management page and transfer my media files to it via FTP. i setup two 1TB drives that synced in a few hours. this unit does what i need it to and have RAID1 mirrored drives, i have redundancy. i have locked the unit up by doing too many drag an...
Summary: File transfer speeds seem to leave something to be desired in my book ("other thoughts" section outlines the speeds). It is fast enough for what I use it for though and that is all that matters I suppose. The speed issues could also have something to do with the 2 3TB Western Digital Green drives that I have installed in it.
Pros: I like all of the features that this unit comes with. Support for 3TB drives (with the latest firmware). The initial discovery is pretty easy and upgrading the firmware is a pretty simple affair (with one caveat in the Cons).
Cons: This unit isn't equipped with "hot-swap" bays. You have to remove the entire front plastic cover and then use the provided drive removal handle to pull out the drives. Not a huge deal but worth noting that it isn't super quick and simple to swap a drive.
Pros: A really well-designed, quiet, 2-drive RAID NAS media server. I have 2 1TB RAID1 drives.
Cons: Boxee Box doesn't seem to like the uPNP/DLNA indexing (current Boxeee firmware will index but then won't play.) But uPNP from it does work fine with my Yamaha receivers, so I believe this is entirely Boxee's problem. And Boxee can access it via regular SMB sharing fine.
Pros: Great product/ great support. I bought this product base on reviews, then I tried to expand with an external RAID totaling 6TB Raided. which most system don't support > 2TB partitions. Emailed support, 2 weeks later beta firmware was out and woo la my 6 TB is appeared. 5 eggs because of commitment behind their products other than great reviews. over all GUI and making connections to the NAS was easy no complain so far. the TV / media players detects the shares easily,...