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 very stable and I haven't had one fail yet. Firmware updates occur on a regular basis so it is nice to see it gets a lot of ongoing support by the manufacturer to add features an...
Cons: Needs to be restarted to recognize USB 3.0 drives. Would love to see this fixed on a firmware update.
Summary: I have plenty enough experience with networks but if you don't I suggest having a geek on-hand to set it up and review some of the goodies.
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.
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.