- Packaging and Specification
- External Impressions
- Test Bench and Methodology
- Intel NAS Performance Toolkit- Wired and Wireless Testing
- Lan Speed Test
- Transfer Tests
- Router’s GUI Impression
Well, there’s nothing much to go on as far as external impression except the built quality and a fan on the underbelly of the unit.
The 0.9A A/C adapter is made by Asian Power devices. They’re the same manufacturers who makes power adapters for LaCie and Western Digital’s MyBook external storage drives.
The storage router comes with the combination of glossy and Matte Black finish with the design that WD following (just like WD My Passport 2TB Drive that I evaluated before)
Front (From Left): Power On LED, Wi-Fi On LED, Internet Connection ON LED, Refresh, HDD Activity LED
Rear (From Left) Power Button, A/C Adapter jack, 4x Lan Ports and 1x Ethernet port, 1x USB 2.0 and a Kensington lock.
There’s nothing on the top, except the usual design and a very small array of vents as marked on the image above. Whereas on the bottom, there are 4 rubber feet, a hard reset button a 40mm ADDA fan bang in the middle. ADDA is a company well known when it comes to making fans, Corsair and many companies who get excellent grade power supplies use fans made by ADDA in a lot of their models. But do note that even during the time I was using the storage router, the fan wasn’t on all the time- infact I haven’t noticed the fan spinning at all. Most likely its temperature control and maybe judging by how warm the unit it got during data transfer, I could speculate that most likely the fans are temperature controls and maybe it needs to cross atleast 40~45. But I would have preferred couple of strips of vents around the underbelly to help in better heat dissipation. There’s no telling if there any thermal pad or anything on the drive, but like I said, without potentially risking to break/damage the router’s casing, I can’t really say anything about the internals.