"Great and capable device for Home or Office."5.0 starson by Panopticon289
Pros: -iSCSI targets
-RAIDs 0/1/5/6 support
-Hot spare support
-Dual failover or teamable nic's
-Benchmarks provide good IOPS and MBps throughput.
-Many if not all home applications, FTP, HTTP,uPNP, and more
Cons: -You must take the time to learn about the advanced features this product provides.
Summary: This device is extremely capable and flexible for any home or small office application. I purchased this device to run a VMware cluster environment and it puts some higher end storage arrays to shame. The performance is what you would expect from a dual 1Gbps teamed interface. Plain and simple it is a great device especially for the price tag. If this unit had dual controllers and dual power supplies i wouldn't hesitate to reccomend this for all my VMware deployments for up to 30 virtual machines.I wanted to add an update: When using dual NIC trunking there are several supported protocols and only 801.3ab requires a capable switch, all other supported methods with the TS412 do not require a managed switch! happy trunking.
If you are looking for a simple 'one-button and its working' option you may as well use an external USB HDD. That being said, there is no reason anyone cannot learn how to use this device. This is not a bad thing. take a few hours and read about every feature this unit can support and if those features are what you need or may need in the future Ignorance is no excuse to pass on this device.
Updated on Aug 25, 2011