Zyxel 500GB (1 x 500GB) NSA310 1-Bay Network Attached Storage

Perfect NAS For Streaming & Sharing Media Simply!

Product overview



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Simply Play Media Server for Streaming and Sharing Multimedia Includes 500GB Hard Drive


Easily enjoy HD videos and music everywhere

With a powerful CPU and ample memory, the NSA310 1-Bay Media Server can easily stream HD multimedia to different UPnP and DLNA-certified devices such as the Microsoft Xbox 360, Sony PS3 and DLNA TV in every room at home simultaneously. Acting as an iTunes server and SqueezeCenter, the NSA310 can make it easy to stream music on PCs, laptops, and SqueezeBoxes.



Simply play with Intuitive interface

Through NSA310’s intuitive user interface, you can quickly preview files through thumbnails and play photo slideshows directly from your Web browser. The NSA310 also allows you to create a music playlist and play it in the background for your slide shows.

Share with your family over home network

Want to share the photos and videos taken in family trips or your children’s birthday parties stored in your laptop or PC? Just store all of your favorite photos, music, videos from your PC to the NSA310, as your centralized digital media library, and your family can immediately access the files on their laptops and tablet PCs over your home network.



Share with your friends in a snap

What if you want to share the photos or videos you just taken with your friends? Without powering up your PC or laptop, just plug your digital cameras, smart phones or USB mass storage devices into the NSA310’s USB ports and push the copy/sync button* to save the photos and videos in the NSA310. Few minutes later, your newly-added photos and videos will be automatically uploaded by the NSA310 to the social media sites like Flickr and YouTube and ready to share with your friends!

  *It is recommended to create a specific share first for back files. 

BitTorrent and eMule

The NSA310 features a BitTorrent client for fast downloading and sharing large files. With high-speed DHT (Distributed Hash Tables) mode and TCP/UDP tracker protocols support, the NSA310 overcomes the drawbacks of slow and disrupted downloading and also supports eMule for downloading.


After you subscribe to RSS feeds and add the links to the NSA310, the built-in RSS client enables the NSA310 to automatically download the latest digital contents, such as TV programs and Podcasts. With RSS server support, the NSA310 makes it easy for you to share the files with your friends by subscribing to the RSS feeds you set.

FTP server

With the NSA310, you can establish your own FTP server and manage access authorization for it. The auto-upload function can automatically upload files stored in the NSA to FTP servers; it’s a very efficient way to update multiple FTP servers simultaneously and share with your friends and family.

One-click hosting sites downloading

In addition to serving as an eMule/BitTorrent/FTP server, our one-click hosting download manager makes it easy for you to manage large files downloads from RapidShare or Megaupload.

Organize media at your fingertips

The zPilot™ file auto-classification function of the NSA310 enables you to easily store and manage media files through simple drag-and-drop operations. With zPilot™ software installed on your computer, you can drag one or more files or folders to the zPilot™ icon on the desktop, and they will be identified and delivered automatically to music, photo, video or other designated folders on the NSA310.

System Specifications


Network protocol: TCP/IP, CIFS/SMB, NFS (for Linux/Unix) , FTP, HTTP, DHCP client, PPPoE, Network Time Protocol (NTP)
Network setting: DyDNS support
Network applications: UPnP AV server, Print server support (CIFS), iTunes server support, SqueezeCenter support, Samba/FTP server support, Photo album server, phpMyAdmin/MySQL/PHP, Support eMule/BitTorrent/FTP/HTTP download, One-click hosting sites download manager, Auto-upload newly-added files to FTP servers, Flickr and YouTube

Media Playback Support

  • Supports Windows Media Center plug-ins for playing music/videos
  • Supports photo slide show

File System Support

  • Internal HDD: EXT4
  • External HDD: NTFS, EXT2, EXT3, FAT32, ReiserFS, XFS


  • Support HTTPS and FTPES (FTP over explicit TLS/SSL)
  • Encrypted NSA to NSA remote replication
  • Encrypted NSA to external disk archive backup

Backup Solutions

  • One-touch copy/sync button for external USB-capable devices backup
  • Backup planner: Instant/scheduled backup, NSA to NSA synchronization/archive backup, NSA to external USB hard disk backup

USB Device Support

  • USB hard disk and card reader
  • Maximum 2 USB printer servers (by CIFS protocol)
  • Digital camera (support picture transfer protocol)
  • APC UPS monitoring and auto shutdown

RAID Feature

  • Internal SATA work with eSATA hard disk to have RAID1 or JBOD migrate to RAID 1

Disk Maintenance

  • Self-Monitoring Analysis and Reporting Technology (S.M.A.R.T.)
  • Automatically detect disk bad block with e-mail notification

Power and Thermal Management

  • Power control: Internal disk hibernation support, eSATA hibernation support, Scheduled power on/off/reboot, System automatically resume after power outage, Wake-on-LAN support
  • Thermal management: Smart fan speed control, High temperature alert/buzzer, Auto shutdown while high temperature


  • User & Group management
  • Package management for setting up applications
  • IP filter table management
  • Download service with bandwidth control
  • Download status management
  • RSS client and server support auto-download and notifications
  • Recycle bin with auto-cleanup and restoring files function

Minimum System Requirements

  • OS: Windows XP/Vista/7 (32 & 64 bit)
  • Browser: IE 7.0+,Firefox 3.6+,Safari 5+, Google Chrome 10+

Hardware Specifications

  • One 3.5" SATA II/III hard disk interface supported
  • LAN: One 10/100/1000 Ethernet RJ-45 connector
  • Two USB 2.0 ports
  • One eSATA port
  • Buttons: Power button, Copy/Sync button, Reset button
  • Smart fan design
  • Power consumption: Access mode: 16.3 Watt, Wake-on-LAN mode:0.24 Watt
  • Power: Input: 100 ~ 240 V AC,50/60Hz, Output: 12V DC; 2.5A


Physical Specifications

  • Item dimensions (WxDxH): 58 x 196 x 130 mm (2.28" x 7.71" x 5.12")
  • Item weight: 662 g (1.46lb)

Package Contents

  • Media server
  • Stand
  • Power adapter
  • Ethernet cable
  • Quick start guide
  • Support CD
  • Warranty card




Product Description
Zyxel NSA-310 - NAS server - 500 GB
Device Type
NAS server
Host Connectivity
Gigabit Ethernet
Total Storage Capacity
500 GB
Installed Devices / Modules Qty
1 (installed) / 1 (max)
Dimensions (WxDxH)
5.8 cm x 19.6 cm x 13 cm
0.66 kg
Storage Controller
Hard Drive
1 x 500 GB
Network adapter - integrated - 10Mb LAN, 100Mb LAN, GigE
AC 120/230 V (50/60 Hz)
System Requirements
Microsoft Windows Vista (32/64 bits), Microsoft Windows 7 (32/64 bits), Microsoft Windows XP (32/64 bits)



Device Type
NAS server
Host Connectivity
Gigabit Ethernet
Total Storage Capacity
500 GB
Installed Devices / Modules Qty
1 (installed) / 1 (max)
5.8 cm
19.6 cm
13 cm
0.66 kg
Built-in Devices
Print server

Storage Controller

RAID - internal
Interface Type
SATA 3Gb/s
RAID Level

Hard Drive

1 x 500 GB


Network adapter - integrated
Data Link Protocol
10Mb LAN, 100Mb LAN, GigE
Network / Transport Protocol
Network Services Compatibility
DHCP, DDNS, Microsoft CIFS, Network File System (NFS), Server Message Block (SMB), XFS, HTTP, HTTPS
DHCP support, wake on LAN (WOL), Syslog support, firmware upgradable, iTunes server, Jumbo Frames support, Samba support, FTP server, BitTorrent Client, UPnP Media Server, reset button, eMule client
Compliant Standards

Expansion / Connectivity

Expansion Bays
1 (total) / 0 (free) x internal - 3.5"
1 x Ethernet 1000Base-T - RJ-45 , 2 x USB 2.0 - Type A , 1 x eSATA 3Gb/s


Cables Included
1 x network cable
Compliant Standards
FCC Class B certified, C-Tick, BSMI


Power Device
External power adapter
Voltage Required
AC 120/230 V (50/60 Hz)
Power Consumption Operational
16.3 Watt

Software / System Requirements

OS Required
Microsoft Windows Vista (32/64 bits), Microsoft Windows 7 (32/64 bits), Microsoft Windows XP (32/64 bits)

Environmental Parameters

Min Operating Temperature
0 °C
Max Operating Temperature
40 °C
Humidity Range Operating
0 - 95% (non-condensing)

Customer reviews

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5* Fantastic product !
Reviewed by Steve on 17/02/2012
Ok I read the reviews, blah, blah, blah, the few found said that the product was decent.
Requirements : Reasonable in price, quick, simple, low consumption.

Price : for just under £70 it's a bargain!

Quick :
Lets cut the chase,over a Gig LAN setup correctly (Win7 Ultimate, Netgear switch, Draytek Router, CAT7 wiring) I get 50MB/s write and 40MB/s (yes bytes) read, which is really very good for a small NAS.

Simple : Whip the CD in discover, configure IP, and you are rollin' ! Interface is well done, simple and has most of what you need.

Low consumption : HHD goes into standby after X minutes, also can configure eSATA to go to sleep. From memory 0.24W in standby!

Setup at the office is simple, once configured, created users, created shares, set user to share, mapped local drive to ftp share, created truecrypt file container on mapped drive, mount tc file-> mounts as another drive letter, copy files to this new drive. Work wonders at same speed as sated above.This is a NAS to have !
5* Great value NAS drive
Reviewed by Jerry on 09/02/2012
This NAS is great value for money. Took less than 30 min to setup.
Unit runs quiet.
Using for file backup/sharing and storage from my home's laptops.
Looking forward to trying the media streaming features.. after I get my new TV!
Transfers files plenty fast enough using my home WIFI.
3* Does not support Power On
Reviewed by Anonymous on 29/02/2012
As opposed to both various reviews/the description on the box and the information within the help for this device, it does NOT support scheduled power on, only power off and reboot.

Just got off the phone with Zyxel support who have both confirmed this and stated that it will not get this feature in the future.

Looks like I will have to return mine.

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