Reviews and Problems with Netgear ReadyNAS 102 RN10200
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Poor reliability as a result of bad firmware
ChiefIlliniwek5 "ChiefIlliniwek5", Amazon
4 March 2015
Summary: Immediately when I began to use this device it had problems. It took a call to customer support to get the device working (after a factory default reset.....why would it need this if it was brand new?). Only a few days after I got it up and running, the device became undiscoverable on my network. Ultimately this required another factor default reset.
Summary: I have solo law practice, with my assistant. We wanted a device where we can store documents, created by either of us, under one folder for all clients, and be able to retrieve the documents, by either of us, edit and re-save as required. I made 3 attempts with the Netgear reps to install this darn thing. We spent over 11 hours total and the 3 different reps could not figure out the installation.
Excerpt: I purchased this item after wasting 2 days on a WD EX2 4TB unit. This device with two new Toshiba 2TB hard drives was about $30 less, and its 10 times the NAS device! This NAS offers a great deal of functions, is fairly easy to setup, and is suprisingly fast in the read/write functions for a NAS in this class. It has a 1.2Ghz ARM processor, 512MB of RAM, and two USB 3.0 port for external storage connection.
... owned this for about 2 months and I'm quite happy, so far
Dell G. Wilson, Amazon
18 February 2015
Summary: I've owned this for about 2 months and I'm quite happy, so far. I configured it with two WD Blue 1TB HDDs and it was very easy to install and configure. (All configuration/administration is from a web interface. Nice!) I've loaded it with about 400GB of movies, 70GB of music, and several GB of photos.
Excerpt: I purchased this unit with two WD Red NAS drives. It is RAID1 mirror that sits on the network. The web interface works very well and appears as a storage icon in windows explorer. That's all there is to it for protecting your data.
Summary: Great device. Love the built in Plex server. I have found no issues or complaints after using it for a few months. It takes a little bit of setup to get it the way you want it and if you are not a technical person it might be a little difficult, but after you get it figured out it's great.
The 12 Tasks of Asterix - The Place That Sends You Mad
louis-philippe b., Newegg
8 February 2015
Summary: Although I do rely on reviews to make my buying choices, I never thought useful to ever even write one down myself. This little unit had me change my mind as most reviews tend to recommend it with only warning that you must have a fair/good level of tech skills in order to set it up. fair/good is definitely inappropriate. I would recommend going to at least 2 or 3 READYNAS seminars before you try touching anything that concerns admin pages.
Pros: (First off, I'm French so sorry for my poor English wherever applies) -Nice design, small and quiet. -Easy to plug and play as long as you keep it simple. I mean don't touch anything! -So far reliable. I have installed 2 of these since over 6 months.
Cons: - Worst ever administration setup pages. The "S" refers to the fact that you have to "dual-admin" this NAS as local and remote access are managed from 2 different admin pages , 1 page local for local stuff and one web based page for the web access. Trust me this is totally broken! Remote file access appear in the local file access page but cannot be edited. Well, sometime they show, sometimes not. That means that is you want to have USER-A have access locally AND from...
Excerpt: Just started to work with this device. For connecting to a Mac, it takes a bit of research as the directions are mostly for Windows. I was unable to connect to my Mac for awhile and then it finally took. I am waiting for my second drive to show up so I can make full use of the NAS. For beginners, make sure you have a good understanding of RAID if that is the direction you want to go. I'm hoping I can get it functioning as I want and I believe I can.