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...
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,...
Summary: Very cheap for what it does,Very handy to have if you want to access external hard wirelessy and want to wireless streaming,watching movies,listening to music,viewing photos wirelessly via xbox,ps3,computer,iPad ,iphone you name it. I'm still playing with mine trying to set up port forwarding so that I can access it where ever I am. There is a lot to talk to kit but all I can say you won't be disappointed.
Summary: i had previously a dlink sharecentre puls320 and after buying that and having it over a year i bought the zyxel and wat a transformation speed is brilliant and to the people who said it was noisy mine is very very low in noise not like the sharestation, from opening the box it looks very similair too dlink but rthat where it ends the software that is built in is fantastic i could not praze the box enough from setting up to using it with the cd that came with it.
Summary: I have used a few different NAS-servers before and this is absolutely the best value for the money. Rich in features including personal cloud and printer server. Speed is not spectacular but one of the best for the money. Good "additional" programs can be installed for your needs, including automatic data backup/replication to the external disk or other NAS. Highly recommend.
Summary: Take your time to read through the set up guides and plan your network development carefully. Full remote access is possible if you have the ability to configure port mapping on your network ISP router. This is great if you want to access your files from a friends house, or work. Well worth the time it took to set up.