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#1 Mindovermaster

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Posted 07 October 2013 - 13:21

Never heard of this brand, but it is 73% off. New, retail.  ZyXEL NSA320

 

http://1sale.com/ele...s/other/nsa320/

 

14 hours left, so should I, or not? If this brand is crap, I'd rather get a Synology, or HP ProLiant.




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Posted 07 October 2013 - 13:28

ZyXEL are well-known in networking, but I've never used or read about their NAS devices. However, that's standard retail price, and not a sale price.



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Posted 07 October 2013 - 13:38

Like Jub Fequois said, that's standard retail price. ZyXEL is quite good imho, you can't go wrong with that NAS for that money.



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Posted 07 October 2013 - 13:41

Hello,

ZyXEL are well-known in networking, but I've never used or read about their NAS devices. However, that's standard retail price, and not a sale price.


Newegg has it at $120

We have a ZyXEL router which is very "deep" to configure. I mean that you gotta look thru options and screen to actually get it to do what you want. Once its done, it is a breeze but first time around it was something else....

That was a router; I have no idea about their NAS.

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Posted 07 October 2013 - 13:44

Newegg has it at $120

 

Ah, sorry. Might be regional differences then. In the UK it's the same price as the price listed on that website.



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Posted 07 October 2013 - 14:19

Wow..that is cheap, they are a known brand, just a cheap known brand, so this will not be the quality of something like a Synology and probably missing a lot of the functionality, but if you just want to store and serve files I doubt you could go wrong...If I didn't already have my HP microserver I'd probably be getting one.



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Posted 07 October 2013 - 14:40

ZyXel is great at networking stuff... TOP stuff. Never heard of this NAS though but that's freaking cheap no matter how you slice it. I'd get one if I didn't already buy a HP Proliant N40L just 2 days ago (for much more I might add!)



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Posted 07 October 2013 - 14:50

Huh, never heard of them...

 

Yeah, just for storage. I have 2 x 320GB HDDs sitting around, might as well put them to use. Have them in my case atm, but can't connect them, as my 6 x SATA ports are full.

 

I already have a D-Link DS-320, 2 x 620GB HDDs in RAID1. But its only a 2-bay, nothing I can really add to it.

 

Another backup source. :)



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Posted 07 October 2013 - 21:25

Oh, I bought this a few hours ago. Sorry I didn't get back sooner. Busy busy. ;)



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Posted 07 October 2013 - 21:41

Hmmm. after reading reviews for this on Amazon, seem a lot of the arrive DOA.

 

http://www.amazon.co...nDateDescending

 

Seemed like a good deal but I don't want to pay for return shipping for an item that's known to be DOA.



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Posted 07 October 2013 - 21:57

I had NSA 310, it was OK.



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Posted 08 October 2013 - 02:48

Hmmm. after reading reviews for this on Amazon, seem a lot of the arrive DOA.

 

http://www.amazon.co...nDateDescending

 

Seemed like a good deal but I don't want to pay for return shipping for an item that's known to be DOA.

 

75% the people that review on Amazon are idiots.



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Posted 08 October 2013 - 08:25

Hello,
 

Ah, sorry. Might be regional differences then. In the UK it's the same price as the price listed on that website.

No worries :) I stated the Newegg price but I found it here for 85€. Confusing....
 

75% the people that review on Amazon are idiots.


Thats pretty harsh and mean.

Newegg's reviews arent all that great either: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16822336015

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Posted 08 October 2013 - 13:13

Thats pretty harsh and mean.

Newegg's reviews arent all that great either: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16822336015

 

I'm not trying to be mean, but it is the reality. That is why I tell everyone, to check professionally made reviews. Away from these sites, where people make stupid reviews. I've even seen reviews that are not for that product...



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Posted 08 October 2013 - 14:33

Synology gets lots of love in the NAS world