I bought this. I just threw mine into a brick wall, 3 times. (Yes, 3 - I have a noodle arm, and it's put together structurally far better than it is functionally.
It probably could have been repurposed as a slow, energy sucking 500GB hard drive, if I trusted it to do that. But as a network device, ummm, no. For so many reasons.
This is a horrible product, and Seagate has hidden support so well behind the Captcha filter that an RMA was impossible even with keen eyesight and good hearing. I'd rather deal with a troll and his riddles three than experience that again. This otherwise patient, reasonable gadget geek saw no other valid option than to chuck this GoFlex into the Flexing wall.
True to form, it disappointed there as well. (I was expecting a bigger pop, or maybe more pieces.) Live and learn I suppose.