Summary: It's a great device minus some shortcomings - which is part of that cheap thing. I do think some of the issues come from translational errors between the designer and the build and the manual. anywho. what they don't come out at say but should. YOU CANNOT USE FIREFOX TO CONNECT TO THIS NAS.
Pros: relatively quiet, low power, compact, cheap - for specs. honestly nothing comes close from open box to power on was a snap drives go in very easily.
Cons: setup, instruction manual, setup, bright blue light, poor diag leds did I mention the setup?
Summary: If you get a continuous beeping when you install a HDD then follow these steps: 1. Remove all HDD and boot the NAS 2. You will now be able to find it on your network. 3. Set it up & upgrade the Firmware 4.
Pros: - Small - Affordable - Decent Specs (compared to all the low speed CPU/RAM NAS) - Brand
Cons: - Instructions are extremely limited. - Difficult to install HDD's due to lack of instruction.
Pros: Very reliable with lots of features. I use several of these at businesses I provide off-site backup and IT support services to so I don't use many options except the SMART add on to check drive health and emailing logs. It isn't the fastest out there, but it is fast enough for my use. It runs ver...
Cons: Needs to be restarted to recognize USB 3.0 drives. Would love to see this fixed on a firmware update.
Summary: I'm only rating it 4 out of 5 simply because I haven't had it that long. Everything I've needed to do with the system has been fast and easy, and I hope it continues that way.
Pros: Small, quiet, easy and fast to set up. The web interface is very powerful and feature rich. I had no problems getting it to see and mirror the two 3TB drives. Media server feature works as well as any other. Bought this to replace my aging Windows Home Server and so far so good.
Cons: The included instruction sheet was a little lacking. I had to actually look inside the unit to determine which way the hard drives needed to go. The drive access door is a little cheap feeling.
Summary: It's a decent, inexpensive NAS with some minor glitches and performance issues commonly associated with pretty much any other decent, inexpensive NAS I've come across.
Pros: Slapped a couple of WD Red 2TB drives in it, cranked it up, set for no raid (4TB total) and not much in the way of fuss for setup. Didn't bother with the setup disk as the web management tool works just dandy. Comes with a bundle of mildly-useful applications including a download manager that wil...
Cons: The uPnP in the current BIOS is hosed - won't even allow itself to be touched in the management interface. Hafta get a ticket open with ZyXel on that bit. So if you're buying this to use as a media server with your un-rooted Android device, probably best to look elsewhere for the time being. I ha...
Summary: I added a 750GB drive I had left over and it had issues. I added 2 different 2.5" drives and they worked fine in a Raid 0 config. I really needed more space, so I picked up 2 of the 3 TB WD Red drives and they are a great match for this. No issues.
Summary: Very fast data transfer. Beats my older NAS -323 hands down. Software that came with the unit puts folders on the hard drives. I wanted my own file system tree NOT theirs! After about 2 hrs of work finally figured out how uninstall factory software and use windows explorer.
Summary: I have been searching for a really dependable, configurable media server that would not cost thousands and this is it! I was able to setup the NAS with a RAID 1 in minutes, set up the print server, a squeezebox server and more all in a few hours.
Summary: The ZyXel NAS and media server works like a charm. I had no problems setting it up and I put two 3TB drives in it. Now I have plenty of storage for my backup needs. I may get another one and duplicate them foe extra reliability, but it probably isn't needed.
Fantastic! *See Update* (From 5, to 2, back to 4 stars)
3 December 2012
Summary: *Update* (Problem described under "update" below) I finally got an answer from their customer service and they are incorporating a patch to fix the incompatibility of the video codecs in the next update.