Summary: I bought this NAS based on some of the reviews and the price. The setup was pretty simple and straight foward. The web interface is pretty crappy to say the least. For example, to access any of the multiple functions you need different web addresses as opposed to accessing a main page then navigating to the sub functions. After setup the NAS, I started noticing that the web interface would take a long time to connect and initially.
Summary: Reviewed: Zyxel NSA325. It supports 2 x 3.5" SATA drives, has 2 USB2 ports (back) and a single USB3 (front) & has Gigabit Ethernet. 1.6GHz Marvell processor is faster than older NAS devices (faster than the 800MHz CPU in the D-LINK DNS-320 or the 1.2GHz CPU in the DNS-325) and 512MB memory allows multiple functions at same time. DRIVE INSTALLATION: Drive guide rails must be attached to each drive via screws. Note that the pointy end of the rails must face INWARD (i.e.
Summary: I first purchased the NSA221 and found it acceptable but a little under powered. I then purchased the NSA330 and found it suitable for my needs. It is fast and easy to use. I kept both units so that I will have more storage.
Summary: I got this NAS after trying out few other NAS devices(ReadyNAS Ultra 2, QNap and Buffalo link station)..I really liked this one and so far, I am happy with the unit, I am using this as my main media server.
Summary: I originally purchased the NSA221 last fall but due to the flooding in Thailand I did not get the HDDs since the prices were too outrageus. Now they are finally coming back down and I just got two Hitachi Deskstar 7200 RPM 2 TB HDDs for use in the NSA221 in a RAID 1 (mirroring) configuration. Initial setup was easy. I attached the rails to the drives, slid them into the case, powered up and it was ready.
Summary: I love this little guy. I store all my family videos, my dvds, photos and music and it works flawlessly streaming on hard wire. If you streaming wirelessly then that's on your wireless router. One little word here...if you have LOTS of photos and music (my library was around 6000 photos and 4000 songs) it takes a couple of days AFTER all the items are transferred for the NAS to synchronize.
Summary: I saw a lot of the reviews on here claiming that this product is slow, which worried me. I managed to catch the NSA320 for <$100 though and figured I would give it a try. I upgraded the firmware to 4.40 and put in a new 7200RPM 3TB hard drive and started moving some files. The average transfer speed was 45-50 MB/sec. Most of the files I moved over were big movie files, so I am sure that a large quantity of small files will take a lot longer, but I am pleased so far.