Pros Works great for about three to four months
Cons Works for about three to four months.
Summary Bought this drive based on early product reviews, and will never read a CNET tech review again. This thing has crashed on me twice, requiring a restore both times. Fortunately, I backed up most of my pictures prior to the last failure. But my ripped DVD?s are history. What a waste of time.
Pros It looks real nice.
Cons 1- LDAP support is a joke.
2- No status monitor of any real use.
3- NAS to USB backups do not complete.
4- Files are no longer accessible after 3 months.
Summary It is slow. The web interface does not respond nearly fast enough. Any more than 3-4 connections, file transfer slows to a crawl even if the other files are just open. Calling Seagate support, we were met with a very "pleasant" technical support rep. He was not at all helpful nor did he want to be helpful. I could understand it if he had not seen my problem before and he could not help because some research was needed on his part. He didn't even try to help. It was a very frustrating call. Do not buy this product. Setup a computer with your choice of OS and create the needed shares with appropriate permissions. This device is a complete waste of time and money.
Pros it's black.
Cons extremely slow transfer rate, even with a gb switch and a gb cable. I believe this is due to the inefficient file system (it has to be).
Summary Transfer rate goes "way" up to 9MB/s while transferring a large file, while going down to about 300KB/s for small files. I had a folder which showed as being 48 gb in size, while being 52 gb "size on disk." So clearly the NAS is adding a lot of weight in order to keep track of each individual file.
"a waste of money"on by shmulikiv
Pros maybe price
Cons horribly slow. Copying and deleting takes for ever.
Poor documentation & support.
replacing a mulfunction HD doesn't work as documented and demand backingup all volume, and re-creating a RAID1 volume. about 3 days of work for 3TB of storage.
Summary I regret buying this junk, I'd rather spent a little more for a descent NAS.
Don't buy it, especially not for critical data storage.
Pros It is not pink
Cons Extremely slow. OSX Lion is still not properly supported.
Some switches are not supported.. (what? yes.. that's their answer, change the switch)