Summary: This unit streams 2 1080p DTX/Dolby Digital movies to two different televisions via N wifi with zero lag or stuttering. Backups for serious work are easy to setup and monitor. Enterprise grade backup that sits on a desk or in a closet. I actually bought two; so I have full redunancy possible at SOHO level.
Cons: only 2 bays. but you get what you pay for. found this to be best value versus 4 bay units. If I really need to, can upgrade with 5 bay expansion chassis in future (sold separately)
Summary: There is another NAS maker that doesn't have the play well with others problems. I opted to not purchase this vendor's product because of the price savings to my customer. That will not happen again. I will not return this because it will cost me money to reinstall another. If it had been a personal choice this unit would be back on a shelf at NewEgg.
Pros: Easy setup, literally took five minutes to install drives and connect the ReadyNas to the network, etc. Afterward, I formatted two 2TB disks, created shares, pointed several PCs to the shares and was able to backup in about an hour.
Cons: FTP is a protocol not an option, if the product does FTP then that is what it does. If Ihave a POE camera and I want to FTP to a share on the ReadyNas then I shouldn't need an app of any sort. I had to contact NetGear to get a list of cameras that the ReadyNas doesn't play well with, there are several. I did several hours of research on which NAS device to purchase, this information was not on the NetGear site. I consider that manipulation of the facts (capablility of...
Summary: Okay, I was impressed by this unit. Not jump-out-of-my-seat impressed, but definitely stand-up-and-notice impressed. In my testing, this was fast, but not as fast as I expected, and not as fast as others have reported. First setup was RAID1 for redundancy (how I would be using this NAS) for a maximum of 1TB storage.
Summary: I've been trying to solve a problem for a while - I need to share files between a mac and a pc and do it in an elegant, seamless and fast way. I've tried setting up shared folders, but these don't always work the way I need them to in certain situations, and sometimes disappear off the network or hang and slow everything I'm trying to do down.
Fantastic performer. Great features like compression & volume encryption. Expensive but professional build quality and warranty.
17 November 2013
Summary: This is my third ReadyNAS. The first two I purchased outright and this one I received as part of the Amazon Vine program. The other two ReadyNAS' that I've purchased over the years are the ReadyNAS DUO v1 and the Ultra 6+. My experience with ReadyNAS products ranges from the sparc based DUO to the x86 Ultra 6+ and 312. Two architectures and three different operating systems: RAIDiator SPARC, RAIDiator x86 and finally ReadyNAS OS6.
Summary: Netgear is very aggressive with firmware updates on the product. Beyond the fixes, it adds functionality where it either doesn't exist or was broken previously. I recommend doing this before you get really involved in the configuration of the product to fit your needs. I also have the Synology DiskStation 2-Bay (Diskless) Network Attached Storage DS212j (White) , and I really prefer the interface of the Netgear product.
Summary: The Netgear ReadyNAS 312 is clearly aimed at small business users, but it also has many features that would appeal to home users as well. Though I don't have a ton of experience with NAS systems, I decided to give the ReadyNAS 312 a try and make some broad comparisons with the Synology NAS that I've been using for about a year now. Setup of the ReadyNAS was extremely simple and quick. I was expecting a little more user interaction, but it wasn't required.
Good for small office. Too much for home. One mess of a UI.
25 October 2013
Summary: This is an intriguing product. The market for network drives presents many choices--each tailored to a specific need. Some are simple network disks. Some are media servers. Some provide the ability to access a share from elsewhere in the world. This device covers them all. This may prove to be too much for many users. This is a well-made heavy-duty chunk of hardware.
Summary: Pros: Many options and built-in functionality. * Ability to run it in RAID-0 or RAID-1 * Dual gigbit NICs * Multiple avenues for support, including active forums * Integration and/or function with other services such as PLEX, WebDev apps (e.g. WordPress, Joomla, Drupal), MySQL, PHP, MediaWiki, SABnzbd, various torrent clients, etc * Seems to have a pretty solid, growing list of apps.
Summary: This comes with 2 1Terabyte harddrives installed. There's no software or hardware to install, pretty much just plug it up and it works. I used a 10base-T cable to connect mine to my router. Then you plug it into power, and turn it on. Pretty simple. It comes with a CD that has the instruction books and documentation, as well as a program RAIDar that you can run to set it up. You do not have to. I did it both ways, it's pretty much easy either way.