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 weeks ago
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.
Summary: I was given the opportunity to try out the Ready NAS 102. I currently have 3 internal hard drives and AT LEAST 3 external hard drives. I have never had the experience of using a NAS. In the past I have used the external hard drives as well as burning data to DVD and CD for storage and archiving. At the same time that I installed a Blu-Ray burner, I also received a NAS Storage device to test drive free from NETGEAR's Friends and Family program.
Summary: This was very easy to setup. I watched a video on how to put the hard drives in and I then felt really bad because it turned out to be super simple and obvious in retrospect. After that I installed the drives and had it up and running on my network in a few minutes. I was able to upload files to the NAS within about 20 minutes of turning it on. I picked this up because of BTRFS since it is a versioning file system.