Pros: 24-T in RAID 5, rated at 110 MBps read/write speeds and video playback, best price point for me (got mine at $1,295 price) Cons: None, but if this is your first NAS, it will take a bit of online reading to make sure you set it up right for your network configuration (beyond the default settings) Other thoughts: Everything worked from the get-go, but initially I wasn't getting file transfer speeds I had hoped for. Took forever to transfer multiple video/music directories. You need to check that your router and any switches are rated for Gigabit speed (1000 mbps or 125 MBps). My router was fine but I had this initially connected to home network/ethernet via a 10/100 switch and that was the problem - only getting 7 - 9 mbps or 1.1 MBps transfers... Ordered a couple of new/cheap TP-LINK TL-SG108 8-Port Gigabit switches from Amazon Prime and now getting around 80 to 90 MBps transfers copying files to the NAS from different computers, even while remoting in to the source computer. The MyCloud web interface was very easy to access/use and has plenty of options to set up your users, media folders, etc., as well as configure device access from the network and cloud. And the PLEX media server works great once you get it set up. I recommend installing the Plex server on a separate stand-alone computer for the transcoding. The NAS can do it but it doesn't have the horsepower or memory to stream multiple items at the same time and could bog down. I installed it on a relatively fast older CPU that had a decent video card. I also have an old Midnight XBMC box that I might also try as a server, just haven't had time to check that out. This is the set up I've been wanting for years - finally got all my media in one location instead of scattered across 10 networked drives on different computers. All in all, this unit should do me for many years to come and all of my data is backed up as well. No complaints.
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- Centralized storage with anytime, anywhere access
- Integrated 1.6 GHz Marvell armada 388 dual-core Processor and 2 GB DDR3 Memory
- Twonky DLNA-certified media server and iTunes support
- RAID 0, 1, 5, 10 or JBOD and spanning
- WD SmartWare Pro integrated backup software for PC users and Apple time machine support for Mac users
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