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4.0 out of 5 stars Works as Intended, January 10, 2012
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This review is from: ZyXEL NSA221 2-bay Network Attached Storage and Media Server (Personal Computers)
The NAS server arrived with old firmware. This was no problem, as the Admin utillity, provided allowed for easy
updating. I installed an old 250G and a new 2Tb drive. I then formated the drives which took about 2 hours,
I don't really know exactly how long, I didnt pay that close attention. I used JBOD to maximize disk space.

The transfer rate is plenty fast enough to play video (wmv, vob) over wireless N. Windows 7 finds the drive and it is displayed under the network , with further mapping unnecessary. The drive runs very quiet. The blue power LED is BRIGHT , and will light up a dark room.

The back up software provided is trialware, which was disapointing. Windows 7 Home Premium will not backup to a network server, this problem I have not yet solved. There are packages to install for wordpress, Itunes server ,
p2p sharing, and various other duties which I have not tried.

I have also purchased a network media player , to compliment this server. The player should arrive tommrow and that will be the true test of this device. So far I am extremely pleased with the device and consider it a value.

2/10/2013 One year later : After one year, I still am pleased with the product. Yesterday, I installed a 3Tb WD Red drive to accompany the 2Tb Seagate Green drive, I originally installed in the little machine. I had to move all my data off of the existing drive, in order to merge the two drives into one. (I don't want RAID as I don't need the redundancy.) This unit has worked great as a media server , back-up and general storage unit. Sometimes, I find myself underwhelmed or regretful after making a purchase , not so here. Others have stated the transfer rate is slow, however for media streaming it seems great. Even when streaming via wifi over my Comcast supplied router/telephone combo, there are no problems.

7/28/2013 With the exception of power outages this NAS has been up and running since purchase. I did also shut it down to install the new 3 TB drive in February. I am still pleased with the purchase it works well, the price is right and no further input on my part has been needed.
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