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: This product has some issues which limit its application strictly to low stress household environments. The build quality itself is pretty solid, and the enclosure has some good harddrive protection features. Noise level is also pretty low, so long as it's mounted properly.