Verbatim Gigabit NAS review
Conclusion OUR VERDICT The Gigabit NAS isn’t terribly fast either, as its 14.5MBps speed puts its performance towards the lower end of the range in our backup tests. To be fair, the low price of the Gigabit NAS makes it a good choice for home workers or small businesses on a tight budget. However, it’s not the most user-friendly drive in this group – it’s complexity could easily overwhelm novices – so it will mainly appeal to more experienced users who have the technical know-how required to use it properly.
Verbatim Gigabit NAS External Hard Drive 1TB
Overall I was very pleased with the Verbatim Gigabit NAS External Hard Drive. I found the transfer speed on a wired network perfectly acceptable and even on the slower wireless transfer it was quick enough. If you wanted to move a lot of data on/off the drive, i.e. to back up the device, the speed may then become an issue.
The other functions such as setting up devices, a flash drive or a printer, onto the device was really easy when following the instructions. If you are new to setting up a network in the home or office, the Verbatim Gigabit NAS External Hard Drive provides a cost effective way of allowing printer use by many computers and access to important files.
Using some prior knowledge on setting up an ftp (a failed attempt on my current NAS) I found I was quite easily able to access my files on the drive from an external computer, although I would have struggled if I had been a novice as this requires changing some settings on the router.
- Easy to set up.
- Ability to add a printer and other external hard drives via USB.
- Transfer speed not as high as I hoped.
- Instructions on setting up ftp aren't as detailed as needed.
- FEATURES: 9/10
- PERFORMANCE: 8/10
- EASE OF USE: 8/10
- VALUE: 8/10
- OVERALL: 8/10