ZyXEL NSA210 1-bay Network Attached Storage and Media Server - NSA210

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For the casual home user this is one of the best Network drives out there. It does everything, FTP Server, FTP uploader, Bit Torrent Downloading as a stand alone device, scheduled backup and lots more...Setup was easy... Will be buying a second one at this price... I am very satisfied...

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Ok, call me an idiot, but this add is very misleading, this is not a hard drive....only the enclosure. You will have to buy a hard drive to go in it. After the purchase of a hard drive, there are other "media servers" on the market that have more features for less money.

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by Richy on 10/30/2010

For the casual home user this is one of the best Network drives out there. It does everything, FTP Server, FTP uploader, Bit Torrent Downloading as a stand alone device, scheduled backup and lots more...Setup was easy... Will be buying a second one at this price... I am very satisfied...

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This is my second unit...

by Richy on 10/30/2010

I liked the first one so much that I bought a second unit as a backup and to use on my second computer. This unit is all the casual home computer user will ever need. Does everything (see my first review) Allows you to backup from one NAS to the other... I am very satisfied with these unit's... The price is right also... If you have use for a Network attached storage device this is the one to get...

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Product Overview

Turn your hard drive into an ultimate home media machine

Zyxel’s NSA210 is the Ultimate Home Media Machine.

Not only the 2 Terabytes capacity* lets consumers dump every photos, video clips they downloaded to the box; It also able to perform scheduled download set by the users when they are not home! Packed by rich features, the NSA210 can automatically upload pictures and videso to flickr and Youtube; It also automatically download media files via FTP, Web, Torrent and RSS feed from remote sites.

To share the media files with friends and families, NSA210 can do scheduled copying of media files to other Zyxel NSA series products on the Internet remotely. It is the indeed the ultimate Digital Home Media machine.

  • Automatically upload photos and videos to flickr and YouTube
  • Works as iTunes & Squeezebox server to share streaming music
  • Built-in RSS client and server feature enables auto download and notification from remote websites
  • Automatic Web/FTP/Torrent/e download without turning on the computer
  • Complete Instant/ Schedule Backup Solutions protect your digital treasures
  • Built-in hard drive bay turning your spare hard drive into a ultimate home media machine
  • DLNA 1.5-certified server compatible with a wide range of media devices
  • * depends on the hard drive chosen to put into the device

    Centralized Media Server for Multimedia Streaming

    The ZyXEL NSA210 1-Bay Digital Media Server supports high-volume hard disks of up to 2TB for home users, and its UPnP and DLNA 1.5-certified features make it easy to access, share and enjoy music and videos from any compatible media players. You can playback contents stored in the NSA210 through DLNA-capable digital media players, mobile phones, PDAs or game consoles. Working with ZyXEL's DMA-2500 Full HD Digital Media Streamer, NSA210 allows you to stream high-definition contents everywhere for even better digital enjoyment.

    The ZyXEL NSA210 also supports multiple server technologies for multimedia sharing. Acting as an iTunes server, SqueezeCenter, personal blog and photo album server for PCs, laptops and SqueezeBoxes, NSA210 can make it easy to stream and share songs and photos.

    The user-friendly web-based NSA210 utility makes it easy and simple for users to install and manage in minutes. Through a new enhanced \"Package Management\", the advanced users can customize their preferred applications by few clicks. The selected application software will be automatically downloaded from ZyXEL website and goes through all the installation steps. It can save your storage capacity for applications you require and offer you the real-time application software support per your needs.

    Powerful Auto Download/Upload Platforms Freeing Up Your PC

    For saving your power usage, the NSA210's platform allows you to continuously download/upload files without powering on PC.

  • HTTP--
    With the link capture support, you can just simply click on the hyperlink of the file in your web browser and the download link will be recognized by the NSA210. Then the file will be downloaded even if the PC is off. This is particularly useful for large and lengthy downloads, efficient to save enormous power and helpful for freeing up system resources of your computer.

  • BitTorrent and eMule--
    The NSA210 features a BitTorrent client for fast downloading and sharing large files. With high-speed DHT (Distributed Hash Tables) mode and TCP/UDP tracker protocols support, the NSA210 overcomes the drawbacks of slow and disrupted downloading; and it also supports eMule for downloading.

  • RSS--
    After you subscribe the RSS feeds and add the links to NSA210, the built-in RSS client enables the NSA210 to automatically download the latest digital contents, such as TV programs and Podcasts. . With RSS server support, you can receive notifications for completed download tasks and enjoy new media contents based on the personal preference.

  • FTP Server--
    With the NSA210, you can establish your own FTP server and manage access authorization for it. The auto-upload function can automatically upload files stored in the NSA to FTP servers; it's a very efficient way to update multiple FTP servers and share with your friends and family.

  • Flickr / YouTube--
    The NSA210 supports auto-upload to Flickr and YouTube as well. With simple setup steps, newly updated photos and videos stored in the NSA210 can be automatically uploaded to Flickr and YouTube effortlessly.

    Eco-friendly Scheduled Power On/off Saves Energy

    To save on electricity bills and better protect the environment, the NSA210 consumes less power without compromising performance. Compared to traditional NAS and storage servers (consume 200W normally), the NSA210 consumes 85% less power. Furthermore, the NSA210's eco-friendly scheduling function can automatically perform power management tasks according to specific date/time or idle period settings for better power efficiency. In other words, the NSA210 can automatically turn on or off based on your usage patterns and needs to conserve power and cost.

    Complete Instant/Scheduled backup solutions for data protection

    The NSA210 provides a complete set of backup solutions for home and SOHO users. The intuitive Memeo Auto-backup software can automatically synchronize the data from PC to NSA. Moreover, with the intelligent \"Copy/Sync\" button, the NSA210 makes it even easier to copy to or from external USB storage devices, card readers and digital cameras.

    In addition, the \"Backup Planner\" provides you the solutions of instant backup and scheduled backup from NSA210 to other NSA or external storage devices. Just by simple setup steps, you can plan your backup schedule per your needs. Advanced functions such as data compression and synchronization also optimize the bandwidth and time for high-performance data backup.

    S.M.A.R.T. for hard disk health monitoring

    The Self-Monitoring Analysis and Reporting Technology (S.M.A.R.T.) provides comprehensive information regarding hard drive health status to prevent potential physical drive failures. The comprehensive log system summarizes detail data access records and connection status for administrators to analyze, while all errors and warning messages can also be sent via e-mail alerts for instant attention.

    Protect Your Data from Potential Crises

    Important personal documents, photos and databases should be securely stored and transmitted without unauthorized access and loss in case of disk crash. The IP filter table management prevents the NSA210 from malicious attacks. IP filter policies can be created to allow, deny or auto-block IP addresses containing malicious programs or network domain attempting to connect to the NSA210. Moreover, with HTTPS and FTPES (FTP over explicit TLS/SSL) support, the NSA can be accessed under protection and encrypt the data in transmission.
  • Specifications

    Manufacturer Zyxel
    Mfg Part# NSA210
    SKU 212820321
    UPC 760559116903
    UPC 14 00760559116903
    Tech Specs
    Network protocol:
    CIFS/SMB, NFS (for Linux/Unix)
    Network setting:
    DHCP client: Dynamic IP
    PPPoE dynamic
    DyDNS support
    NTP with daylight saving option
    Network Applications:
    Gigabit Jumbo Frame support up to 9K bytes
    UPnP AV server
    iTunes server support
    SqueezeCenter support
    Print server support (CIFS)
    Samba / FTP server support
    Photo album server
    phpMyAdmin / MySQL / PHP Support
    Support eMule/BitTorrent/FTP/HTTP downloads
    Auto-upload newly-added files to FTP servers, Flickr and YouTube
    OS & File system:
    Embedded OS: Linux Kernel 2.6.24
    Internal Disk: XFS
    External Disk: EXT2, EXT3, FAT, FAT32, NTFS, ReiserFS, XFS
    Support HTTPS and FTPES (FTP over explicit TLS/SSL)
    Encrypted NAS to NAS remote replication
    Encrypted NAS to external disk archive backup
    Backup Solution:
    Desktop backup (using Memeo backup software)
    One-touch Copy/Sync button for external USB disk backup
    NAS vs. eSATA archive backup
    Instant/scheduled backup planner
    NSA to NSA synchronization backup (publish/mirroring)
    Recycle bin with auto-cleanup of expired files by configurations
    USB Device Support:
    Maximum 2 USB printer servers (by CIFS protocol)
    USB hard disk and card reader
    Digital camera (PTP)
    UPS monitoring and auto shutdown
    RAID Feature:
    Internal SATA work with eSATA hard disk to have RAID1 or JBOD migrate to RAID 1
    Disk Maintenance:
    Self-Monitoring Analysis and Reporting Technology (S.M.A.R.T.)
    Automatically detect disk bad block with e-mail notification
    Power control:
    Internal disk hibernation support
    eSATA hibernation support
    Scheduled power on/off/reboot
    System automatically resume after power outage
    Thermal management
    Smart fan speed control
    High temperature alert/buzzer
    Auto shutdown while high temperature
    User & Group Management
    Package Management for setting up applications
    IP filter table management
    Download Service with Bandwidth control
    Download status management
    RSS client and server support auto-download and notifications
    System maintenance:
    System resource, session, status monitoring
    Firmware upgrade
    E-mail notification for specified severity of log recorded
    High Temperature E-mail Alert with Auto-shutdown Option
    Syslog Support
    Periodically system event notification via e-mail
    Windows NT/ 2000/ XP/ Vista
    Microsoft Windows Server 2003
    MAC OS X
    IE 6.0+, Safari 3.0+, Firefox 2.0+
    One 3.5\" SATA I/II hard disk interface supported
    LAN: One 10/100/1000 Ethernet RJ-45 connector
    Two USB 2.0 ports
    One eSATA port
    Power button
    Copy/Sync button
    Reset button
    Smart fan design:
    Acoustic noise level: 23.5 dB(A) (normal speed)
    Power consumption:
    Access mode: 26.4 Watt max
    Idle mode: 9.69 Watt max
    Power supply:
    Input: 100 ~ 240 V AC
    Output: 12V DC; 2.5A
    Physical Specifications:
    Item Weight: 662 g (1.46lb)
    Item Dimension: 58(W) x 196(D) x 130(H) mm (2.28\"x7.71\"x5.12\")
    Packing Weight: 1530 g (3.38lb)
    Packing Dimension: 362(W) x 110(D) x 201(H) mm (14.25\"x4.33\"x7.91\")
    Operating environment:
    Temperature: 0ºC ~ 40ºC
    Humidity: 0% ~ 95% (Non-condensing)
    Storage environment:
    Temperature: -30ºC ~ 70ºC
    Humidity: 0% ~ 95% (Non-condensing)
    Safety: CE LVD
    EMC: CE, FCC Class B, C-Tick, BSMI
    Others: DLNA 1.5, UPnP
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