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ZyXEL DMA-1000

ZyXEL DMA-1000
alaScore 84

42 reviews

Sep, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 42 reviews of ZyXEL DMA-1000. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People are impressed by the design and reliability. The size and price also get good comments.

usability, price, size, reliability, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the ZyXEL DMA-1000 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for ZyXEL DMA-1000


alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 user reviews of ZyXEL DMA-1000 from The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on People are impressed by the design. The usability also gets good feedback, but many are critical about the reliability.

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67% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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Sep, 2018

Expert review by : Dong Ngo (

Zyxel NSA-220 NAS review


The empty, two-bay Zyxel NSA-220 NAS device has solid overall performance, a good Web interface, and can be found online for a reasonable cost of $220. Aside from an FTP server, media server, iTunes server, and print server, the NSA-220 also has the...

Excellent Web-based management; supports USB external storage and printers; RAID configurations; keeps tab of RSS feeds.

Hard to set up and has limited over-the-Internet access; slow RAID 1 performance; USB ports are on the front.

If you don't need remote access and can look past sluggish RAID 1 performance, the Zyxel NSA-220 NAS drive offers a useful set of basic features, solid performance, and best-in-class Web-based management.

Oct, 2008

Expert review by : Lincoln Spector (

ZyXel DMA-1000 Digital Media Theater


Very low price, Easy to set up

No Wi-Fi, Less-than-exceptional sound

This compact, easy-to-set-up streamer lacks Wi-Fi, and rival streamers provide better audio output.

Jun, 2007

Expert review by : Stuart Miles (

Zyxel DMA-1000 Media Streamer


Zyxel has recently expanded its portfolio of networking hardware with the DMA-1000 media streamer, a compact unit that apes the design of a typical router. Considering the source, we're a little surprised to see that there is no wireless option here....

Compact slim line design, decent streaming performance, impressive HD performance

No wireless, issues with the interface, some problems with video file playback

Zyxel has produced an appealing streamer in the DMA-1000, it's compact with impressive connectivity and some solid streaming. Unfortunately the issues we've highlighted above do detract significantly from its overall performance and while they may not...

Oct, 2007

Expert review by : TechRadar (

ZyXEL DMA1000 review


Move your multimedia entertainment around the house

High-speed streaming ; Genuine HDTV playback and outputs ; Simple to set up ; Minus

No wireless option ; No Homeplug adapter built in

A stylish, top quality streamer

Feb, 2008

Expert review by : Lincoln Spector (

ZyXel Streamer DMA-1000


ZyXel's Streamer DMA-1000 was just being readied for its UK launch as we wrote this review. Its makers have altered the ZyXel Streamer DMA-1000's design from the silver box sold in the US, but we were surprised to find that they've not added Wi-Fi -...

After some deliberation, ZyXel settled on a £130 price tag for the Streamer DMA-1000 as we went to press. However, we think most people will look for Wi-Fi on a product of this type and consequently pass on the DMA-1000.

Sep, 2007

Expert review by : Lincoln Spector (

ZyXel Streamer DMA-1000


ZyXel has altered the Streamer DMA-1000's design from the silver box sold in the US, but we were surprised to find that they've not added Wi-Fi - something we'd have thought was an essential.

After some deliberation, ZyXel settled on a £130 price tag for the Streamer DMA-1000 as we went to press. However, we think most people will look for Wi-Fi on a product of this type and consequently pass on the DMA-1000.

Sep, 2007

Consumer review (

Update to previous review


I am writing this as an update to my previous review to note that despite what ZyXEL said earlier they have released a new firmware for the unit that adds most of the functionality of the NSA-220 Plus, including ext3 and larger volume size support now...

Same as before ; Small Footprint ; Easy to use ; Reliable thus far ; New firmware allows 3TB volume size

Same as before ; Slow data transfer rates even w/ gigabyte network ; 3TB max volume size gets smaller every day

Jun, 2009

Consumer review (

Works as advertised


I bought two 1.5TB hard drives thinking they might work in Raid0. Granted it doesn't say anywhere that it will but it was worth a shot. No, the volume size was reported incorrectly. Same problem when trying JBOD. It works in Raid1 which is cool but I...

Low price for a lot of storage ; Small footprint ; Relatively lightweight

2TB Max capacity

Feb, 2009

Consumer review (

An average computer peripheral


I'm 50/50 on the quality of Zyxel support. On one hand, their people are thorough and ask good questions to get to the root of the problem. On the other hand it took a really long time to get my RMA replacement.

Really quiet, simple setup, nice small form factor, and good build quality. Sort-of fast. Built-in bittorrent and FTP

Sort-of slow; on my gigabit network in RAID0 it can perform at over 100Mb/sec, but that's 1/4th of what I can do with Vista and/or Linux. Fast enough to stream, but annoyingly slow for loading large files ; Trying to update my firmware from v2.20 to...

Jan, 2009

Consumer review (

Great price and loaded with features


Do a search for the $50.00 rebate on this item that is good thru 9/30/2008 to make this an even better buy. Installation was very easy and everything need was included in the box to include hard drive screws. I installed two 1TB drives and within five...

None so far

Sep, 2008

Product Specifications

With DMA-1000, files can be transferred from the home computer to TV or stereo via LAN or USB ports. ZyXEL DMA-1000 allows users to make computer files available for big-screen TVs or home stereo systems, instead of small computer monitors, to display photos or videos. The DMA-1000 lets users to truly take advantage of home entertainment system, and to share video, photos or music with friends and family in living room comfort. With ZyXEL DMA-1000's support to HDMI and SPDIF direct digital-to-digital transfer, output quality deterioration during transmission is no longer an issue. High-Definition Multi-media Interface (HDMI) allows pure digital connection for both video and audio signals on a single cable, while Sony/Philips Digital Interface Format (SPDIF) transmits digital audio from DMA-1000 to stereo system and delivers high-quality surround sound playback. With the new technologies, DMA-1000 can deliver stunning viewing and listening quality unmatched by others. ZyXEL DMA-1000 follows Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) guidelines to access PC contents with Microsoft Windows Media Connect control for a hassle-free setup process. DLNA allows you to easily set up a home entertainment system with devices from different manufacturers, and Windows Media Connect supports interoperability standards such as UPnP, HTTP and DLNA. Simply share folders with digital contents, activate DMA-1000 through Microsoft Windows Media Connect on the PC, and digital enjoyment is there. Setting up a home entertainment system can't be any easier. ZyXEL DMA-1000 supports a wide range of music, photo and video formats such as WMV9 or MPEG-4; therefore digital contents from the PC can be enjoyed or accessed in the living room without previous conversion. Everyone can enjoy 1080i video on a high-definition TV, stay in the couch to listen to the Hi-Fi stereo playing MP3, WAV or WMA9 music; or simply play a slideshow of JPEG, BMP or GIF pictures.


Certification:- UL1950\n- CSA C22.2 No.950\n- EN60950, EN41003\n- FCC Part 15 Class A\n- EN55022 Class A / DLNA / HDMI, DLNA

Combined Device

Type:Digital multimedia receiver


Color of product:Silver / White

Dimensions & Weight


File formats

Audio formats supported:AAC, LPCM, MP3, WAV, WMA
Image formats supported:BMP, GIF, PNG
Video compression formats:AVI, WMV, Xvid / AVI, Xvid


Manufacturer:ZyXEL Communications
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:ZyXEL DMA

Network & Internet Multimedia

Connectivity Protocols:IEEE 802.11b (Wi-Fi) / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.3 (Ethernet) / IEEE 802.3u (Fast Ethernet)/IEEE 802.3 (Ethernet) / IEEE 802.3u (Fast Ethernet)
Functionality:Digital audio playback / Digital photo playback / Digital video playback


Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):5 - 90
Operating relative humidity range:5 - 90
Operating temperature (T-T):-40 - 70 / 0 - 45
Operating temperature range (T-T):-40 - 70 / 0 - 45
Storage relative humidity (H-H):0 - 95 / 5 - 90
Storage relative humidity range:0 - 95 / 5 - 90
Storage temperature (T-T):-40 - 70 / 0 - 45
Storage temperature range (T-T):-40 - 70 / 0 - 45

Other Features

Compatible operating systems:Win XP/Vista / Windows XP Home Edition/Professional Edition
Compliance industry standards:802.11g
Connectivity Technology:Wired / Wireless
Data Transfer Rate:10
Link/Act LED: Yes
Wireless technologies:Wired / Wireless

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Handheld remote control: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Audio (L,R) out:1 / 2
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
Interface:RJ 45 / USB 2.0, Ethernet
S-Video out:1
S-Video outputs quantity:1
S/PDIF out port: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


Device Type: None

System Requirements

Internet connection required: Yes
Mac compatibility: No
Minimum processor:Celeron 1.0 GHz / Pentium III 1 GHz / Celeron 1.0 GHz, Pentium III 1 GHz + / Celeron 1.0 GHz/Pentium III 1 GHz
Minimum RAM:256
Minimum system requirements:Ethernet

TV Tuner

Type: None

Weight & Dimensions

Dimensions (WxDxH):7.48 x 5.12 x 1.26