Excerpt: The unit is buile very well and is tool free for installation of the HD's. I returned it as I was planning to use it for a personal media Server and it required the use of iTunes, which is not what I want to do with a stand alone device.
Summary: This is a really great product. I have my reservations about Netgear products, but their ReadyNAS series is really cool. The setup was really fast and easy. Once it was plugged in, it popped up on readycloud instantly. I like how all of your data is accessible from anywhere through the cloud, like your own private cloud, and with the readydrop application, it syncs everything automatically on all your devices like dropbox or onedrive.
I wasn't disappointed! It took less than five minutes to install ...
Gee Jay, Amazon
3 September 2014
Summary: I don't normally review products, but I had to say something about this NAS. I purchased this because my current (almost ten year old) NAS was dying. All my research lead me to this NETGEAR 2-Bay product. I wasn't disappointed! It took less than five minutes to install the drives (a pair of Seagate NAS SATA 3TB) and get the thing up and running. It's been running non-stop since then (over a month now) without any problems at all. It's quiet and its fast.
Summary: This is a fantastic home NAS. Set up took 5 minutes max. Basic settings are perfectly fine for most users. Instructions for set up for advanced features were really simple. Integrating with iTunes and the PS3 went very smoothly. Default RAID 1 configuration is great for home use. Been up and running for 1-1/2 months. No issues. Constant connection. Simple easy to use.
Summary: Might not be the most advanced NAS firmware on the planet, but considering the price this box is a pretty nice unit for the average home user looking for 24/7 file access. Without spending more money, I don't think you can beat it. Lack of HD spindown is a bummer as others have stated, and the cloud features leave something to be desired, but if you're looking to simply share this unit on a Windows based home network, it will do the job nicely.