ZyXEL NSA310 1-bay Network Attached Storage and Media Server - NSA310

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Just Opened the Box: Is that a new or refurbished... i could see a lot of scratches in the front panel and its clear its not a new product...

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This unit’s a decent home media server for the money, if you get it under seventy bucks. It doesn’t have a firewall or support DHCP servicing like the Synology NAS but loaded with the 4.40 firmware it does a good job of pushing vid, music, etc. to DLNA enabled devices. It’s a bit slow with read/write of smaller files but does fine with larger ones. The printer support is limited, though I got my printer to work, even though it wasn’t listed as being supported specifically. Another small peeve is that it doesn’t have native software for iPhone or Android however you can get third party that will read the content or a DLNA enabled phone. My major beef is that my unit came without a functional fan (it wouldn’t spin) which caused it to frequently overheat especially with large files transfers over USB, but that’s being rectified by the company. Overall, not a bad choice if money is tight. Unlike the previous reviewer, my unit came brand new. It could also be he forgot to remove the plastic film that covers the front (which does at first make it look scratched)

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Refurbished or New?

by Nagendra on 5/19/2012

Just Opened the Box: Is that a new or refurbished... i could see a lot of scratches in the front panel and its clear its not a new product... Read More

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Decent but slow

by Esun on 5/31/2012

This unit’s a decent home media server for the money, if you get it under seventy bucks. It doesn’t have a firewall or support DHCP servicing like the Synology NAS but loaded with the 4.40 firmware it does a good job of pushing vid, music, etc. to DLNA enabled devices. It’s a bit slow with read/write of smaller files but does fine with larger ones. The printer support is limited, though I got my printer to work, even though it wasn’t listed as being supported specifically. Another small peeve is that it doesn’t have native software for iPhone or Android however you can get third party that will read the content or a DLNA enabled phone. My major beef is that my unit came without a functional fan (it wouldn’t spin) which caused it to frequently overheat especially with large files transfers over USB, but that’s being rectified by the company. Overall, not a bad choice if money is tight. Unlike the previous reviewer, my unit came brand new. It could also be he forgot to remove the plastic film that covers the front (which does at first make it look scratched) Read More

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Product Overview

The Perfect All-In-One Media Hub
  • Automatically upload files to Flickr, YouTube, or file hosting websites
  • Works as iTunes & Squeezebox server to share streaming music
  • Automated downloading independent of PC
  • zPilot organizes files with simple drag-and-drop
  • Built-in hard drive bay turns your spare hard drive into a full-featured media server
  • DLNA 1.5 certification ensures compatibility with a wide range of media devices

    The ZyXEL NSA310 1-Bay Digital Media Server supports high-volume hard disks of up to 3TB, 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 stream content stored in the NSA310 through DLNA-capable digital media players, mobile phones, PDAs or game consoles throughout your home.

    Multiple server technologies make the NSA310 the perfect all-in-one media hub. Acting as an iTunes server, SqueezeCenter, and personal blog and photo album server for PCs, laptops and SqueezeBoxes, the NSA310 makes it easy to stream and share music and photos.

    Through the NSA310’s intuitive user interface, you can quickly preview files through thumbnails, play photo slideshows directly from your Web browser, and even set those slideshows to music. The NSA310 makes it easy to manage, share, and even present your files to family and friends.

    Total Data Backup Solution
    With the NSA310’s Backup Planner, users can schedule automatic backup from the NSA310 to other NSA or external storage devices. With a few simple steps, a backup schedule can be customized to the user’s individual needs, ensuring your data stays safe. For added simplicity, the “Copy/Sync” button makes it simple to copy to or from external USB storage devices, card readers, and digital cameras.

    Advanced data compression and synchronization functions optimize bandwidth and keep your network running smoothly, so you can keep playing online games, downloading media, or surfing the web without interruption or lag even during backup.

    Powerful Automated Download/Upload Capabilities
    In order to provide the best possible home media experience, the NSA310 boasts powerful file management features designed to ensure your files are always where you want them, when you want them.

  • zPilot --
    zPilot makes sharing files with the NSA310 a simple matter of drag-and-drop. To share files, simply drag them to the zPilot icon on your desktop, and they’ll be automatically identified and delivered to music, photo, and other designated folders on the NSA310.

  • HTTP--
    With link capture support, you can simply click on a hyperlink in your web browser and the download link will be recognized by the NSA310. The NSA310 can then handle the download directly, even without your PC.

  • BitTorrent and eMule--
    The NSA310 supports both BitTorrent and eMule for fast downloading and sharing of large files. High-speed DHT (Distributed Hash Tables) mode and TCP/UDP tracker protocol support allows the NSA310 to download files quickly and without interruption.

  • RSS--
    The NSA310’s built-in RSS client enables it to automatically download the latest digital content. By adding an RSS feed, the NSA310 can download the latest music, TV shows, podcasts, and other media as soon as it becomes available online – without any user input required.

  • FTP Server--
    The NSA310 makes it easy to establish and manage your own FTP server, making your content available to you, your family, or your friends anywhere in the world.

  • Flickr / YouTube--
    The NSA310 streamlines the process of uploading your videos and photos to the web. With just a few easy steps, the NSA can be set to automatically upload all your photos and videos to Flickr or YouTube as soon as they’re stored on the device.

    Data Protection
    The NSA310 is designed with several features to ensure important personal documents, photos, and databases are safe from unauthorized access or loss. IP filter table management protects data from malicious attacks, while HTTPS and FTPES (FTP over explicit TLS/SSL) support enables the NSA310 to encrypt and transmit data securely. To safeguard against loss, the NSA310 can interface with other eSATA hard disks to create a RAID1 mirroring environment for enhanced data protection. As a final way to protect against accidental data loss, the NSA310 boasts a networked recycle bin, allowing accidentally deleted data to be restored quickly and easily.

    S.M.A.R.T. Hard Disk Health Monitoring

    Self-Monitoring Analysis and Reporting Technology (S.M.A.R.T.) provides in-depth information regarding your hard drive’s health, preventing potential physical drive failures. The expansive log system details data access records and connection status for administrators to analyze, and all errors and warning messages can be sent via e-mail alerts for instant attention

    Environmentally Friendly Power Saving Options
  • Smart Fan Technology enables the NSA310 to deliver only as much power to the fan as the unit requires to stay at an optimal operating temperature.
  • The NSA310’s hard drive automatically hibernates when there has been no data transmission for a period of time.
  • State of the art Wake-On-LAN technology allows the NSA 310 to be turned on remotely from anywhere in the world, even when the device is powered off.
  • Specifications

    Manufacturer Zyxel
    Mfg Part# NSA310
    SKU 225041278
    UPC 760559119768
    UPC 14 00760559119768
    Sales Rank 40730
    Features
    Package Contents
    Media server
    Stand
    Power adapter
    Ethernet cable
    Quick start guide
    Support CD
    Warranty card
    Tech Specs
    System Specifications
    Networking
    Network protocol:
    TCP/IP
    CIFS/SMB, NFS (for Linux/Unix)
    FTP, HTTP
    DHCP client
    PPPoE
    Network Time Protocol (NTP)
    Network setting:
    DyDNS support
    Network applications:
    Gigabit jumbo frame support up to 9K bytes
    UPnP AV server
    Print server support (CIFS)
    iTunes server support
    SqueezeCenter support
    Samba / FTP server support
    Photo album server
    phpMyAdmin / MySQL / PHP
    Support eMule/BitTorrent/FTP/HTTP downloads
    One-click hosting sites download manager
    Auto-upload newly-added files to FTP servers, Flickr and YouTube
    Media Playback Support
    Supports Windows Media Center plug-ins for playing music / videos
    Supports photo slide show
    File System Support
    Internal HDD: XFS
    External Disk: NTFS, EXT2, EXT3, FAT32, ReiserFS, XFS
    Security
    Support HTTPS and FTPES (FTP over explicit TLS/SSL)
    Encrypted NSA to NSA remote replication
    Encrypted NSA to external disk archive backup
    Backup Solutions
    One-touch copy/sync button for external USB-capable devices backup
    Backup planner:
    Instant/scheduled backup
    NSA to NSA synchronization/archive backup
    NSA to external USB hard disk backup
    USB Device Support
    USB hard disk and card reader
    Maximum 2 USB printer servers (by CIFS protocol)
    Digital camera (support picture transfer protocol)
    UPS monitoring and auto shutdown
    APC 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 sector with e-mail notification
    Power and Thermal Management
    Power control :
    Internal disk hibernation support
    eSATA hibernation support
    Scheduled power on/off/reboot
    System automatically resume after power outage
    Wake-on-LAN support
    Thermal management:
    Smart fan speed control
    High temperature alert/buzzer
    Auto shutdown while high temperature
    Management
    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
    Recycle bin with auto-cleanup and restoring files function
    System Tools
    System maintenance:
    System resource, session, status monitoring
    Online auto-upgrade firmware
    Alarm:
    E-mail notification for specified severity of log recorded
    High temperature e-mail alert with auto-shutdown option
    E-mail notification when finish BT download task
    Logs:
    Syslog Support
    Periodically system event notification via e-mail
    Minimum System Requirements
    OS:
    Windows XP / Vista / 7 (32 & 64 bit)
    Browser:
    IE 7.0+, Firefox 3.6+, Safari 5+, Google Chrome 10+
    Hardware Specifications
    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
    Buttons:
    Power button
    Copy/Sync button
    Reset button
    Smart fan design
    Power consumption :
    Access mode: 16.3 Watt
    Wake-on-LAN mode: 0.24 Watt
    Power:
    Input: 100 ~ 240 V AC, 50 / 60 Hz
    Output: 12V DC; 3A
    Physical Specifications
    Item dimension (WxDxH): 58 x 196 x 130 mm (2.28" x 7.71" x 5.12")
    Item weight: 662 g (1.46 lb.)
    Packing dimension (WxDxH): 362 x 110 x 201mm (14.25" x 4.33" x 7.91")
    Packing weight: 1530 g (3.38 lb.)
    Environmental Specifications
    Operating environment:
    Temperature: 0ºC to 40ºC (32ºF to 104ºF)
    Humidity: 0% to 95% (Non-condensing)
    Storage environment:
    Temperature: -30ºC to 70ºC (-22ºF to 158ºF)
    Humidity: 0% to 95% (Non-condensing)
    Certification
    Safety: CE LVD
    EMC: CE, FCC Class B, C-Tick, BSMI
    Others: DLNA 1.5, UPnP
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