Summary: Poor camera interface. Does not work with Vivotek 360 degrees cameras. Weak Debian OS. Assumes RAID1 out of the box. It has a lot of potential just not there yet. Better off with a 1U HP server. Cheaper and much more for your money.
Summary: I purchased this NAS reluctantly because we already own 4 Readynas 2100s. They have not been error free, but I was hoping most quarks were resolved with this newer unit. Interface looks better but functionality takes a step back over the previous firmware and AD integration was more troublesome. I purchased this unit because overall Netgear readynas units had some and decent reviews.
Pros: At this point none
Cons: 1st unit was about 4 hours short of being DOA. (HDD failure). Called Netgear and their response was ship the entire unit back. Newegg was gracious enough to do this and not charge us any shipping. The replacement unit has been running for about 1 week now and a hard drive has failed in this unit. Netgear will say they don't make the hard drives which they don't, but the web interface is saying the bad drive has a temperature of -1 while the other 3 drives are 35-36 de...
Fast and Reliable - Added Second Unit Based Upon Prior Experience
JS "JS", Amazon
6 December 2013
Summary: This NAS is fast and reliable. The diskless version includes trays and mounting hardware for drives. We have a ReadyNAS 2100 and this ReadyNAS 2120 in our server room. These units are used to back up our entire network on a daily basis - they get worked hard but are incredibly fast and reliable. The dual gigabit Ethernet ports are vital for our application.