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9.5 out of 10

Netgear ReadyNAS 312

Great Deal: $645.45

Reviews and Problems with Netgear ReadyNAS 312

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Overall 10
10

Excellent Value and Performance

Ronald S., Newegg
5 April 2014
  • 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.
  • Pros: -quiet
  • 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)
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Overall 6
6.0

EASY SETUP - DOESNT PLAY WELL WITH OTHERS

James R., Newegg
6 December 2013
  • 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...
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Overall 8
8.0

It's fast... it works... it's expensive.

A Conrad "Ask Conrad", Amazon
20 November 2013
  • 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.
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Overall 6
6.0

Complicated set-up

J-J-J-Jinx!, Amazon
20 November 2013
  • 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.
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Overall 10
10

Fantastic performer. Great features like compression & volume encryption. Expensive but professional build quality and warranty.

Paul, Amazon
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.
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Overall 8
8.0

Update the firmware immediately

M. Potvin, Amazon
29 October 2013
  • 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.
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Overall 10
10

Rock solid, fast, and easy to use

Ed, Amazon
25 October 2013
  • 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.
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Overall 6
6.0

Good for small office. Too much for home. One mess of a UI.

Personne, Amazon
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.
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Overall 6
6.0

Netgear Has Solid Build Quality

Carter H "1amazonreviewer@gmail . com", Amazon
16 October 2013
  • 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.
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Overall 10
10

Solves a big problem for us

Kristi Gilleland, Amazon
15 October 2013
  • 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.
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