|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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Added a 2TB drive wonderful tool for sharing files, backing up PC's and MAC's with ease.
A must buy6/18/2012
I used to have a 5400rpm, 80 GB hard drive in my Vista laptop. After a year and a half of new software, and gunking up the hard drive, I had only 10 GB of space left, which made my laptop pretty slow. I popped this 7200rpm, 320 GB hard drive in, and reinstalled from the factory image. WHAT A HUGE DIFFERENCE! No problems at all swapping it out. It boots up in half the time it did when new with the smaller hard drive. Now I have 4x as much space, which is room enough for two partitions (one for programs/OS, and one for data only). Also, I have noticed about 50% longer battery life, and noticeably cooler operation when sitting on my lap. Operates noticeably quieter.
Very Basic NAS3/31/2012
Product gives adverse impression about the concept of NAS by performing poorly. Try some other entry level NAS than this. user may experience occasional hick ups while playback Large files is a pain with 8 mb wired transfer rate No adv of gb eth Port
can b bought3/19/2012
Noise is very low, unnoticeable in my family room. Forced ventilation with the small fan keeps the drive cool. Cons: Write speed is agonizingly slow (I clocked just barely over 6MBps); backing up video files from my PC (100M wired Ethernet) is agonizing.
okay!! not bad3/16/2012
I can use internal 3TB drive! Cheap! Using wired 100MBPS I get up to 9.5 MB sec wich is ok. Using ethernet on PC instead of wifi for this boxen. The sync button works well with small capacity USB stick but no luck syncing with 2TB external drive it seems to just stop writing after less then 1 hour. The included Memeo software wont start on Win 7.
I purchased this product 2 months ago. I am reading several reviews claiming that this device does not work with Windows 7x64. I am running Windows 7x64 and everything works just fine. Perhaps a little IT background would be helpful for the initial setup process. Regarding data transfer rates, a media server is intended to write media to it and then stream across the network. It is not intended for use as a data drive. You do not want to store work files that you access every day on it.
nice Entry level NAS , Does what it supposed to do2/15/2012
I got this NAS and within Half hour it was working. stream HD 1080p movie to my LG Blueray player. I got 5.7 mb/s trnsfer over 100mbps network and 2.5 mb/s over wireless G network. Enough for me. DLNA is at its best. All my devices find NAS without any hesitation. Can't figure out how to standby hard drive. or FTP srver to work Browser Gui is slow. doesn't work on my touch pad.
Setup was fast. Machine recognize it . No problem connecting it thru Wan. Speed not that great, but all NAS in this price range the same. Can be schedule on and off , which is a plus.
After a half hour getting this thing set up and finally mapped, I'm watching it transfer files from my computer at less than 2MB/s and it keeps getting slower as time goes by. If that's fast enough for you, have at it. Its telling me 13 hours to transfer 50GB!
You get what you paid12/21/2011
Incompatible with Win7x64. I struggled to upload the firmware and make it run. A lot of options but few power to handle them. Media server does not recognize file permissions, it just grant access of all your files to all users. It is weird that file browser respect permission but media server does not. Power light burned after a week although NSA work as usual.
Item is defective12/18/2011
After trying for 2 days, I couldnt get the NSA to work.
Good Value with caveats12/2/2011
Small size and doesn't get too hot... After firmware update I can use internal 3TB drive! Cheap! Using wired 100MBPS I get up to 9.5 MB sec wich is ok. Using ethernet on PC instead of wifi for this boxen. The sync button works well with small capacity USB stick but no luck syncing with 2TB external drive it seems to just stop writing after less then 1 hour. The included Memeo software wont start on Win 7. Robo Copy and Rich Copy do not like Ext 4 partitions so how can I backup?I have to map drives and copy files from windows...
Great features but slowwww9/27/2011
I have had my NSA210 for about 9 months now, and installed a 1TB drive. The new 4.1 firmware is much nicer than the 3.2 it originally had. It's great for media serving but not so much for backups. Pros: Amazing features for the price. Offline download and media serving work well. Noise is very low, unnoticeable in my family room. Forced ventilation with the small fan keeps the drive cool. Cons: Write speed is agonizingly slow (I clocked just barely over 6MBps); backing up video files from my PC (100M wired Ethernet) is agonizing. I have also not had any luck implementing RAID 1 to esata drives - one error and the drive goes off line. Tried multiple drives & enclosures, no luck.
Great Media Server9/23/2011
I am 100% happy with the media server. First it only uses 13W with a 1TB WD green drive. It will spin down the drive when not in use and drop the power to 8W. I am also using a 1.5TB external drive with NTFS and it works great (Plus I can plug it directly into my desktop). The NSA210 also will spin down the external drives. As far as speed..about 2 mins to xfer a 1GB file. I happy with that....and I can stream multiple videos without a hitch (Including HD) Over all a great buy!!!!
Complete and utter crap8/4/2011
Not only it does not have HDD coming with it. It can not even sustain speeds above 12 MBps even though have GigE port. Do yourself and favor and use Buffalo LinkStation instead. For the same price you get both hard drive and NAS devices and I can get 20 MBps+ on that device.
Good, cheap NAS for home use only...7/18/2011
Pros: a) Easy to set up (iff, as previous reviewer pointed out, you are running 32-bit Windows on some machine in your network). b) Runs NFS - very useful if you are mostly running Linux or BSD boxen. c) So easy to maintain, even a caveman could do it. No apologies to G**co. d) Install the firmware update 4.20(AFD.0)C0 as quickly as possible - it allows you to support a 2 disk RAID-1 array over 2TB in size. I'm currently running 3TB Hitachi drives and it works perfectly. Cons: a) If you're trying to set this up as a NAS for a small office or business, don't waste your time. The permissions are a joke - anyone can mount the drive as a network mount-point in Windows 7 and get to everything on any share. b) Slow. Even on a 1GBit network, large or multiple-file transfers are SLOOOW. It's kinda weird, since video streaming works really well (no significant buffering time to a PSIII). c) Using a USB hub to attach more drives works, but is problematic - test it to be sure the drives don't go offline to save power at random times.
Do Not Buy7/7/2011
Bought this to use as a SqueezeBox server. Incompatible with Win7 64 bit. Spoke with Zyxel tech suport aand it is a known issue. Firmware loaded at the factory will not allow you to install the cd on a Win 7 64 bit OS. Wasted hours trying to fix this & as of this writing 3 weeks with Zyxel tech support with no solution in sight except to go back to Win XP. Pretty poor planning Zyxel!
This is a great product, the installation is really simple and you can put any size HD from 500GB to 1.5TB as long as your windows can handle. It is better with windows 64 bits, it will go beyond the 1.5TB. The 64bits can handle much more storage space. So if you still using 32 bits, please consider to switch to 64 bits windows base. If you are using apple, you are definately READY
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.
This is my second unit...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...
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...