"Hard to use, non-standard confusing, runs hot, BAD"0.5 starson by NerfBlossom
Pros: Small, RAID 0 or 1, cute LEDs
Cons: You CANNOT create userids the normal way you expect without getting a multiplicity of share names, each specific to a user. If you want 3 users on 1 folder, you get SHARE, SHARE-1, SHARE-2 and have to remember who gets what share. RUNS VERY HOT!
Summary: This is just plain horrible. It is my second try to replace an aging Maxtor and I wanted RAID so I got this turkey. The unit can be found and setup for network attachment easily as any other NAS box but after that, the setup is a total nightmare. Groups are COMPLETELY BROKEN. When you assign a user to a group, it works. When you assign that same user to another group, IT IS REMOVED FROM THE FIRST GROUP! This makes setting up group a waste of time to consider. Not documented! When you add additional users to share a folder, you get a different share for each user named in the order they were added with a dash and a number behind. You cannot change this. IT IS NOT DOCUMENTED! This unit has a fan which does nothing to cool the unit. I had to purchase an external fan to keep it below 100 degrees in a cooled environment. Without the fan, it goes to about 120 when used at all. During initial loading (if you still insist on buying one of these turkeys), be SURE to have a fan blowing on it and best to just keep it going forever.
If I could give it negative stars, I would but can't so gave it the lowest I could. AVOID!! I am somewhat stuck with it now and trying to make the best of a sad situation. Tech support DOES NOT CARE and they don't intend to fix anything, ever on this box. With reasonable software, I would love it. Small, quiet and Broken as Designed (BAD).