Summary: *After* I updated to latest firmware and reformated the HD using the web interface it works well. Put a WD Caviar 30 gig in it for the mean time, 500 gig is coming. I was looking for a basic NAS solution, this seemed to fit perfectly.
Pros: Wired and wireless access, two USB ports, media server, can act as a access point or client, power button in front makes it easy to power down.
Cons: Skimpy manual, GUI interface needs a facelift, gets pretty hot and fan is noisy, not an issue with me as I keep it on a ventilated rack with all my other network gear.
Summary: I've never bothered with the wireless settings on it, so I can't affirm the functionality there. I figure, if your using this, your switch is prolly wireless. I bought it on clearence at a local retailer at a much lower price than listed here, so I'm pretty happy with it.
Pros: Performs FTP/File sharing flawlessly. Had a friend from abroad throw his photos onto it and it never hiccuped. Ripping things over ethernet cable was quick. Great to use if you don't have time/knowledge to setup an actual Samba/FTP server.
Cons: As others said, it is very finicky with Hard Drives. It rejected my 80G Western Digital but worked with my Samsung 120GB. It also leaves much to be desired in terms of additional functionality. Passwords are limited to 8chars and only the most basic of settings are avaliable to FTP(IE-User rights...
Summary: This looks to be a pretty good home or small business device. I wouldn't trust it with with a bunch of users, but works great when you don't want to go thru building a linux box for just File Sharing/FTP.
Pros: Nice to see a feature packed NAS. Found this on retail locations sale table for $60. Handles Transfers pretty well considering the network setup.
Cons: Fan is noticeably loud. Share access was a bit of a pain and would have rather had something like a samba log-in.
Summary: I picked up a DSM-G600 this past week because I needed a small NAS that I could use with a Linux server that I co-locate. (The small size is just barely over 1U unfortunately.) Anyway, the DSM-G600 is one of the few SOHO NAS devices that supports FTP. This was the selling point for me.
Summary: I bought this enclosure (Rev. B1) to house a 320Gb hard drive to make it a networked drive to share between MS Windows, Linux, and FreeBSD workstations. After all the reviews I was not sure what I was getting myself into by buying the enclosure.
Summary: This unit was delivered the day before I bought my hard drive. Being the impatient person I am, I went ahead and connected it to my network and configured it before putting the hard drive in. After installing the hard drive the next day, I could not get the built-in web interface to recognize it.
Summary: This drive is a single HDD IDE enclosure which will sit on your network. I found the included software (Nero's BackitUp) to be a little vague as to which option is the "monitor the changes and back those up".
Pros: After fighting with the 2GB limitation (that a firmware fix finally fixed), I got this thing working to my satisfaction. I have a 300GB drive in it. While it works fine, the network performance is horrible. Although it's a 1GB connection, it's more like a 100MB connection. I also have a noisy fan...
Summary: The fan was too loud! I replaced it with a silenx ixtrema 40mm 14db fan. The hd you use can only be formatted in the ext3 format, and if you wanna hookup a usb hd to it, it has to be formatted fat32/ext3 to read AND write. Other than that everything is great. Good deal for the money.
Summary: I removed my wireless router and went to a wired router and used this for an wireless access point. Gave the other router to my son. Added a 400gb seagate and get about 4mb/s on it. I am not wired to a ge switch yet so I hope it speeds up when I do.
Pros: Works right out of the box. Easy set up.
Cons: None really, but the transfer rate is a little slow.