The D-Link DSM-G600 is not free from drawbacks (most of which are due to the solid age of the model, though) but it offers a lot of opportunities for improvement. And some of its defects are not such for all users. For example, the problem with character encodings is not a problem for English-speaking users. One thing is sure, though. The DSM-G600 is going to make a good buy for enthusiasts who can make the most out of it. For users who want to have a ready-made solution out of the box, the only strong argument in favor of the DSM-G600 can be its Wi-Fi module, which is quite a rare feature for this class of device.
So, you can find a newer NAS device for $160, which is the price of the DSM-G600. But will the community of users of that other device be as active and productive as the users of the DSM-G600?
- High speed
- Opportunities for improvement
- Good functionality on the hardware as well as software level
- WLAN module
- Button to detach USB drives safely
- Power button on the front panel
- Good exterior design
- Problems with non-Latin character sets
- Rather high level of noise
- Loose top panel
- Inconvenient installation of the internal HDD
- Outdated interface of the internal HDD