Powered by a 1.6 GHz CPU and 512 MB memory, the ZyXEL NSA325 2-Bay Power Plus Media Server provides faster multimedia streaming speed and sharing functions simultaneously to different UPnP- and DLNA-certified devices, such as Microsoft Xbox 360, Sony PlayStation 3 or DLNA TV in every room at home. Acting as an iTunes server, SqueezeCenter, personal blog and photo album server, the NSA325 makes it easy to stream and share multimedia contents on PCs, laptops and SqueezeBoxes.

3 thoughts on “ZyXEL 2-Bay High-Performance Digital Media Server and Network Attached Storage (NSA325)

  1. Tom Servo says:

    A nice media server that does many things right! Reviewed: Zyxel NSA325. It supports 2 x 3.5″ SATA drives, has 2 USB2 ports (back) and a single USB3 (front) & has Gigabit Ethernet. 1.6GHz Marvell processor is faster than older NAS devices (faster than the 800MHz CPU in the D-LINK DNS-320 or the 1.2GHz CPU in the DNS-325) and 512MB memory allows multiple functions at same time.DRIVE INSTALLATION:Drive guide rails must be attached to each drive via screws. Note that the pointy end of the rails must face INWARD (i.e. on the same side as the SATA connector). The quick install sheet doesn’t mention this and it’s easy to overlook from the diagram. The reason for the specific orientation is that you use a tool (located behind the drive cover) to remove an installed drive from its bay and this tool clips onto the exposed end of the drive rails. Also when installing be sure to insert the drive so that the SATA connector will mate with the drive (it will not if you insert the drive the wrong way and you could cause damage). ZyXEL…

  2. Patrick Deno "Lord_Jereth" says:

    Not perfect, but still pretty good in this price class After a few days of tinkering with it, finding, researching and resolving a few minor issues (mostly of my own making), I can say it’s not a bad little piece of kit. There just needs to be better documentation on some of the more common problems that can show up. Remember, G**gle is your friend.Unboxing: When the package with this little unit and my two drives came in the mail I was very excited. The Amazon package was relatively large and bulky, but when I opened it up and began pulling everything out – first the packing pillows, then the two hard drives, and finally the appliance, itself – and began unwrapping it, I was amazed at how small this little unit is. For what all it can do, I was actually expecting something twice its actual size. This thing’s tiny! It’s positively adorable! But, although it’s clad in plastic, it doesn’t feel insubstantial or fragile like a toy. It has some weight to it, especially once you install the drives. You could actually club someone…

  3. Adcom Graphics says:

    Great little box The ZyXEL NAS310 is a nice little package, But I think it takes a little reading of the Users’ Guide to come to grips with how it is best used. Especially if this is your first taste of a modern NAS. The Guide, a nearly 600 page PDF included on the CD that comes in the box, sounds intimidating as all get out (“600 pages, Oh My!”) but is easily skimmed and the table of contents and index can usually point you in the right direction quickly..I was looking for something that would be faster than my old USB-ethernet device that published a couple USB drives to my LAN, but was pretty slow. This ZyXEL gadget does the trick.I keep the data files for a couple applications on the network so I can access them from different computers running the same software. And this works much better with the ZyXEL (except when the internal HDD has to “wake up” then there’s maybe 5-10 seconds lag while it spins up). You can adjust the HDD sleep time from the std 15 minutes of no…

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