In this lab, we have configured a NAS542 with a best practice setup.
To start off with setting up a newly purchased NAS, you can have a look at the following article:
First-Step Guide for Zyxel NAS
When the Access to the unit is possible, you can start setting up your hard drives:
How to create a volume on a Zyxel NAS
If you should have problems to decide how to format the hard drives, have a look into the possible options:
Which RAID should I use?
When you have set up a volume, you can now go and create a custom share and connect to it:
Windows Network-Shares with Zyxel NAS
After the shares are up and running, you might want to set up a power schedule so you can turn off the NAS when not needed, i.e. in the nighttime:
How to create scheduled jobs