- Brand Name: Patriot
- Model Number: PCNASJV35S4
- Manufacturer Warranty Description: 2 year warranty
- Item Display Weight: 3674 grams
Patriot Javelin S4 DLNA Digital Media Server 4-Bay Network Attached Storage NAS RAID 0, 1, 10, 5 PCNASJV35S4 - White
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- 4 x 3.5-inch bays
- DLNA Certified
- iTunes, Logitech Squeezebox, Print server capable
- TimeMachine and UPnP compatible
- Integrated BitTorrent client and Facebook Upload capabilities
- Web based in-browser playback (access from any PC or Mac) and Mobile media playback (Android/iOS app)
- RAID 1, 0, 10, 5, JBOD
- One Touch Backup and Full feature back up utility software (Acronis)
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I thought I could live with the slow backups, as the incremental backups would only update the changes - which would not be that much each week. Nope, it resends ALL the data.
For comparison I just backed up our database server to an external disk on another computer using Windows Server Backup. Data is transmitted from Server A -> via Gb switch -> Server B -> eSata attached single drive (same 2TB Hitachi drive used in the S4). The bottle necks are the write speed of the single disk and Gb network switch. It took less than 1.5 hours to backup 128 Gig of data (23MB/sec). When I copy the onsite backup drive to the offsite backup drive (both using the same 2 TB hitachi drives I'm using in the S4, both connected via eSata ports into the same PCI-Express card), I can copy 195 Gigs of data in 35 minutes (92MB/sec).Read more ›
I contacted Patriot Memory Tech support on their web site, and promptly received a reply with a ticket number an login to the support site. That was a month ago! So far I've seen nothing from Tech support.
In short, if you buy this, you are on your own.
- reliable - I bought this on Oct 2011, never had to power off
- easy to install and configure
- mac and pc friendly
- 1gbps interface
- even having 1gbps interface, it's slow because of the cache it has
- alert for mac users: it is very limited, no timemachine compatibility
- firmware update to be release takes forever. At the time I bought it was the lion version and support told me the next firmware would be compatible with time machine. Now we are with the new firmware but also now mac os also is new (mountain lion) and still not time machine compatible :-(
Why I'm giving 3 stars:
- We use for backups, so no big deal, it works
- On June 2012 we needed another array so we bought the Synology DS411J. This array stopped to work after 5 months, still waiting for support (by the way I wait over half hour to have a tech support talk with me for synology). So compared to Synology, at least javelin didn't disappointed me that much, at least I still have access to my data in the javelin.
Based on both experience (synology and patriot javelin) I need to continue to look more in the market for something that is reliable and at the same time faster and updated (compatible with mac os time machine).
1. Easy to setup very intuitive for IT person using included software. Needed the book only for default password.
2. Small foot print
3. E-Sata port on back for Fast data transfer
4. Lower Power use than a PC running NAS software
6. Media streaming (ITunes, Video, Pictures, Documents)
7. User and Group setup with rights
8. Email notification on conditions you chose
10. Nice read speeds 70-88
1. Slow transfers rate of whole directories and pictures in directories compared to Freenas on a PC (8MBs/per on Javelin 30MBs/per on Freenas PC using Dlink Gigabit switch).
2. Drive brackets do feel cheep, so don't tighten the screw to tight it may break
3. There are no special options for turning external disks off safely (USB, E-Sata 10-15 MBs).
I did this to try and conserve power (using E8400, 4 1IB, 4GB ram and CM890 case) reduce the amount of heat in my room it the summer months, and free the E8400 computer to be used somewhere else in the home (My wife has an old P4 3.4GHz). Also reduce the foot print usage in my room compared to using a PC as file server. So far it's working out great with the Javelin S4. But I have had it less than 24 hours. I did a lot of testing Sunday. They call this thing a media server also. If this is going to be labeled as a media server, then it would have been nice to have wireless NIC and a HDMI video support. In all the Javelin S4 is a very nice product for the price compared to others that are out there for the same price with a nice exterior design says my wife. It should fit into everyone home budget for at Fry's price of $299 with $100 mail in Rebate. Even without that it is still better some of the other devices out there at a greater price.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I have had this decide for a few years now. I bought for 170$ at Fry's. But I have to say I spend much much more then that with my time setting it up and getting it to run. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Amnon Nachshon
I have had nothing but issues with this unit. For reference purposes, I'm an MCSE network computer technician, and I for the life of me cannot get this piece of junk to work. Read morePublished on September 2, 2013 by Rafster
This system consists of a Power PC 440 series processor running at 800MHz. The system is locked in at 256MB of ram, which is rather limited but works given that the version of... Read morePublished on December 29, 2012 by Bob Pielock
Sounded good, put 4 new (never used) Seagate 2TB drives in it and it powered up, went through all of it gyrations and said it was ready but Nothing could be written to it. Read morePublished on December 14, 2012 by Brian
Hi, I just picked up this from Fry's last weekend. I needed a new NAS for my movies, so the price of this made me do it. Read morePublished on October 28, 2012 by Chubbynaga
It will not find any of my drives. I have attempted to use pairs of matched brands between 1tb and 2tb and it just scrolls down the drives over and over and never finds them. Read morePublished on May 9, 2012 by Dustin