This did not work out of the box. When trying to connect to the drive in Windows XP SP2, I got error 53. Simpletech mentions this error in its FAQ, but the fix it recommends does not actually work.
I disassembled the product and put the hard drive in another external exclosure, to use it as an external hard drive via USB 2.0.
I certainly do not recommend this product.
This is my first NAS drive after using USB drives for a long time. I use this with AJC BACKUP for real-time file backup of four networked home computers. It has been up and running non-stop for 8 months and has not failed me in the least. Not sure how it is for files sharing, but for my use it is fantastic.
SimpleShare is the simple way to store and share PC or Mac files over a network. No network experience is needed to immediately store and share everything from data files and applications to music, photos and videos with multiple users in your office or home. Just in case you have access to SimpleTech’s technical support department to help!
Store and share files over a network
Backup and protect PC or Mac files
Expand storage capacity with additional USB drives
Share printers over a network with built-in USB print server
Easy to set-up (no network experience needed)
"The simple way to store and share digital files over a network"