ZyXEL NSA310 (1bay 500GB) reviews

92 customer reviews

This server is a good all rounder.

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8.6 out of 10 based on 92 reviews.
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Score 8.0/10
Good points:
It works.
Bad points:
I had no problems but from experience I guess for a Novice the setup is a little bit complicated.
Overall rating 8.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 28 Nov 2013

David, Poole

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Works well on the network and provides remote access through Polkast. Provides multi-user folders. Lots of features for auto upload/download if you need it. Mines been running for several weeks without any hitches. Eco power saving mode. Ability to chain extra drives via usb and instant usb stick/device sync feature.
Bad points:
Can be a bit complex to setup some features and I had to reset my network and PC initially to get it to recognise the device on the network but after that it was fine.
Overall rating 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 20 Aug 2013

Dave , Birmingham

Score 7.0/10
Good points:
Very easy to set up.
built in torrrent client supports magnet files.
Bad points:
Very noisy case fan. We have the NAS setup in our bedroom, the fan noise is such that at night we have to turn the NAS off.
Overall rating 7.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 19 Aug 2013

I T, Manchester

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
worked straight out of the box,almost plug-n-play. perfect
Bad points:
Overall rating 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 19 Aug 2013

David, Tamworth

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Just Brillant for my needs and an excellent price
Bad points:
Overall rating 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 16 Aug 2013

Confirmed purchaser

Score 7.0/10
Good points:
Cheap, high spec, looks neat, reliable and easy to access
Bad points:
slow transfer speed over wifi, a bit louder than i'd like, HDD hibernate function doesn't seem to make a difference,
Overall rating 7.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 14 Aug 2013

June, Scarborough

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
easy to set up.
very fast transfer of data to the unit.
reasonably quiet when operating.
I can now see all my data on all my home wireless network computers, tablets etc.
Bad points:
none to date
Overall rating 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 03 Aug 2013

Product Features

Type NAS

Also known as: ZyXEL NSA310 1-bay 500GB


Manufacturer's Description

asily enjoy HD videos and music everywhere
With a powerful CPU and ample memory, the NSA310 1-Bay Media Server can easily stream HD multimedia to different UPnP and DLNA-certified devices such as the Microsoft Xbox 360, Sony PS3 and DLNA TV in every room at home simultaneously. Acting as an iTunes server and SqueezeCenter, the NSA310 can make it easy to stream music on PCs, laptops, and SqueezeBoxes.

Simply play with Intuitive interface
Through NSA310’s intuitive user interface, you can quickly preview files through thumbnails and play photo slideshows directly from your Web browser. The NSA310 also allows you to create a music playlist and play it in the background for your slide shows.

Share with your family over home network
Want to share the photos and videos taken in family trips or your children’s birthday parties stored in your laptop or PC? Just store all of your favorite photos, music, videos from your PC to the NSA310, as your centralized digital media library, and your family can immediately access the files on their laptops and tablet PCs over your home network.

Share with your friends in a snap
What if you want to share the photos or videos you just taken with your friends? Without powering up your PC or laptop, just plug your digital cameras, smart phones or USB mass storage devices into the NSA310’s USB ports and push the copy/sync button* to save the photos and videos in the NSA310. Few minutes later, your newly-added photos and videos will be automatically uploaded by the NSA310 to the social media sites like Flickr and YouTube and ready to share with your friends!

Features include:
BitTorrent and eMule – the NSA310 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 NSA310 overcomes the drawbacks of slow and disrupted downloading and also supports eMule for downloading.

RSS – after you subscribe to RSS feeds and add the links to the NSA310, the built-in RSS client enables the NSA310 to automatically download the latest digital contents, such as TV programs and Podcasts. With RSS server support, the NSA310 makes it easy for you to share the files with your friends by subscribing to the RSS feeds you set.

FTP server – with the NSA310, 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 simultaneously and share with your friends and family.

One-click hosting sites downloading – in addition to serving as an eMule/BitTorrent/FTP server, our one-click hosting download manager makes it easy for you to manage large files downloads from RapidShare or Megaupload.
Organize media at your fingertips – the zPilot™ file auto-classification function of the NSA310 enables you to easily store and manage media files
through simple drag-and-drop operations.

With zPilot™ software installed on your computer, you can drag one or more files or folders to the zPilot™ icon on the desktop, and they will be identified and delivered automatically to music, photo, video or other designated folders on the NSA310.

Power saving features include:
Smart fan – with smart fan technology, the NSA310 can run at slower speeds to reduce power consumption when the system temperature is low.

Hard disk hibernation – the internal hard disks in the NSA310 can automatically spin down when there is no data transmission after a period of time.

Wake-on-LAN – a new green feature dubbed “Wake-on-LAN” enables users turn on the NSA310 and access media files remotely anytime and anywhere, even when the device at home is powered off.
Power scheduling – with the power scheduling function, the NSA310 can be turned on or off automatically based on your usage patterns and needs to conserve power and expense.

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