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. I just wanted another one but they only do refunds, not replacement. So far so good, no hassle but I need another one. Still might give this model another chance but have not decided for sure yet.
Summary: Pros: - 5 Excellent performance/feature & price ratio. - 5 Good enough speed for stream media and household file sharing. - 4 Good software - 5 Compact size - 4 Relatively low power consumption Cons: - 3 Overall built quality is...OK: Flimsy plastic case and front panel feel cheap, but internal frame is metal. - 0 Noise: Its 3000 RPM fan is powerful and quiet, but it creates a high frequency wind howling sound as the air moves through the unit.
Summary: UPDATE: I am on my fourth unit. First worked two months, 2nd & 3rd were DOA. #4 is working perfectly at this time. I was going to pursue a different product after data retrieval, but I have decided to give this another go. I hope I will not regret it. I will give three stars (up from one) because of my troubles. Time may earn a better rating. Amazon is the best in customer support (5 stars). INITIAL: I owned this device just over two months. It worked fine for that time.
Summary: Completely new to NAS setup and was dreading setting this one up. Checked all the reviews (unfortunately no one seemed to mention printers with this model) then bit the bullet and bought the NSA320 from Amazon. Inserting the hard drive (well I just bought one 2Tb drive to start with) was a breeze. Not being a techie I opted to just set it up as a jbod rather than Raid. Plugged in the mains and network cable and fired up the computer. From there on in it was quite simple.