Had it up and running on my network in about 20 minutes. Changing the router settings to enable remote access was more challenging because the UPnP Port Forwarding feature did not work for my router. Very quiet with not a lot of heat output. I have seen some reviews stating this unit has Wi-Fi built in - it does not. The web interface menu is nice and clean. An automatic check to see if it has the newest firmware would be nice. Overall I am very satisfied with my purchase and would/have recommended this item to friends and family.
October 3, 2011
Great value overall, but room for improvment.
Lots of good features, but missing a few things I'd like to have.
Linux NFS support for one. This is my biggest beef. Windows file sharing is just plain slow compared to NSF when backing up from my server or Linux workstation. Please, please add NFS support in a future update......
The web server works, but was unable to use it for a simple accounting web site, (Phreebooks) even though SSL and mysql is supported. Lack of cURL support was the major show stopper. Openssl and php ftp support were also lacking but those were not as critical. Not what I bought the NAS for, but would have been a nice bonus had it worked. Perhaps a future firmware update will address this.
One issue I did have was, DLNA did not work out of the box, but a firmware update took care of that just fine. I recommend getting the latest from the support site.
Performance when accessing the NAS via web portal is Sluggish, not what I'd want in a work environment, but just barely acceptable for home use. A faster CPU would be great.
Overall, a good product. Great for home users, but a little lacking in performance and features for business or power users.
September 21, 2011