Pros No windows installation required, I do share between windows 7, vista and Ubuntu on the same network without problems.
It is not the fastest machine, but very acceptable. Cost is just a little more than two TB harddisks. I replaced my synology 106e
Cons the backup software is an older version/rebranded acronis trueimage. As soon as I installed it, it blocked my (latest) version of trueimage and I had to reinstall my full version.
Summary very competitive price
works without any problem on win7, vista and ubuntu
installs within minutes
requires Gigabit network to reach full speed (as most nas)
Pros pro what can i say seagate use to be a good compnay emphasis on the USE to be
Cons warranty is lousy they will find a way to say its your fault
Summary dont buy seagate period