- Expandability Offers ability to swap out hard drives. Only offers ethernet access to the drive from a computer/network. USB port is only to attach extra storage/external hdd
- Media support DLNA and iTunes Server support. But read time is slow and iTunes won't read purchased Movies and TV shows stored on this drive via iTunes Server, just music.
- Speed Just terrible. Took me ~12 hours to set up RAID 1. Takes me 10mins to transfer a gig via ethernet. Speeds on WiFi might make you cry.
- Noise After less than a month of use the drives now sound like an old Windows 98 machine, crunching away.
- Design and form factor Great design and look. It's a pity everything else hurts.
This. Drive. Is. Painfully. Slow.
It was slow on RAID 0 when I first got it and is even slower on RAID 1, which took me about 12 hours to setup.
I have spent the past 3 weeks transferring files by setting up scripts and letting it run through the night. And I am only half way done! I think I'm about to give up. But then the thought of the hours already spent creeps up and I actually think this drive might be able to move me to tears.
I'm extremely tempted to pick up WD's Thunderbolt Duo, but I don't know if I could live with the idea of handing Western Digital anymore of my hard earned money.
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