Summary: I have a ZFS Nas4Free raid box and this in some ways is better. For streaming media this is easier to use, when you copy a file to the movies folder its automatically updated ready to be viewed on a smart TV. With Fuppes or other streaming apps on the Nas4free this update must be done manually and will disconnect the TV while its doing it.
Summary: I've had this for over a year now and it's been running 24/7 non-stop ever since. Never missed a beat, with 2 x 4TB drives it hums away under the bench never complaining, and transfers my nightly backups quickly without incident. I don't use any of the extra features it comes with, including the option of plugging in another external USB drive, but as network storage it's been faultless so far.
Summary: I was hoping to deploy an inexpensive mirrored array NAS for home storage and media. Now I'm going to try to return this item somehow and build my own. It worked, albeit underperformed, for about 2 weeks before I started experiencing problems. It was always slow. Then, the lights on the front signaled for drive1 failure.
Summary: pros: Easy to install; easy to configure; very silent. With 2 identical HDs it configures RAID 1 automatically. I observed manufacturer's compatibility list and put 2 3 TB 's HD. Good performance. As a storage, it works very fine. cons: Careful with front cover. It breaks easily, mainly HD extractor support.
Summary: I wanted a home storage system that we could use for all our photos, and movies along with everything else you need to keep. It allows you to share if you want outside the home if you want. I also love the extra utilities like automatically sending the photos we place directly to Flicker and our videos that we want to share with others directly to YouTube. It works great and is very fast. I have tried others and so far this is the best.
Summary: The NSA325 works great for me. 4 stars for not working out of the box. Had to call tech support because the NAS was not visible on the network. All I had to do was update the firmware via USB, then it worked great. Here's how to fix the problem without calling customer support: If all the lights are on that are supposed to be on and you are not behind a firewall and still cant see the NAS on your network here is what helped me (got from zyxel tech support): 1.