Summary: This item gets a super star rating. On the first one I got, we did have a problem but the company took it right back and sent a new one. The second one has given me no problems at all. I am extremely pleased with the large capacity and the ease of getting things functioning ... and it feels great knowing that my many photographs are safe and being backed up continually.
Summary: This is a great NAS server. It has just about every bell and whistle you could want, plus the ability to install others add-ons as there are available. I added this one to a pool of Ultra Nas6 units. It is faster, and quieter then any other NAS unit I have tested. At the time of install, it was missing the ability to put the drives to sleep when activity stops, but like all the other Netgear units, I am sure it's coming.
Like even over the weekend I was able to "mount" ...
jim clark, Amazon
15 July 2014
Summary: My reason for needing this type of storage is for a substantial (huge) video library on disk such that I can mount the disk's blu-ray image and stream movies to any HDTV in the home. While all of the data is backed up on removal media I also wanted some redundancy if achievable. However, redundancy it is not crucial as the data is backed up on removable media as stated earlier and this solution is not for an OLTP system of course.
Summary: This NAS is way quieter than I thought it would be. I currently have 4x 4TB WD Red hard drives in there in a Flex-RAID 2 RAID6 configuration. I have a 5th drive sitting in cold standby. I do intend on upping the active (hot) drive capacity by 2 to 6x 4TB WD Red's but I'll wait until I need that. Should, in theory, be easy with Flex-RAID 2. In case anyone was wondering, WD Red drives are pretty slow.
Summary: I owned several earlier models of Netgear Ultra 4 and 6. Had great success with them. The ReadyNAS line is a complete rewrite of the operating system... and though I think it is for the better... it has a way to go before it is ready for prime time! Reminiscent of HP products with 2 million bells and whistles poorly supported or implemented! Tech support is an absolute mess. Got a DOA unit.
Summary: Setup was very very easy. Since this NAS already had the drives installed, there was no need to format and designate volumes, etc. The default folders were already there and ready to use. You can manage and transfer files using the ReadyCloud website, ReadyRemote App, or your LAN web interface. I love that I can use either to not only manage my system but also can see and manage my files! That’s the nice features of using the cloud which my previous NAS could not do.
Summary: As others have noted this isn't a true home system and I agree. Having worked for the largest storage company in the world in their NAS group for many years I felt pretty good about using this device. The manual or rather lack of one is amazing. On bootup: Got an error message on the front display 'Error: Unable to mount root raid drive'. I searched for this error at netgear and found nothing.
Summary: This 6-bay ReadyNAS storage device has been a great addition to my home network. Between files for work, family photos and videos and my large media collection I was tired of keeping track of what files were on which USB drive. A friend that works for NETGEAR offered to let me try a ReadyNAS device and having used it for a month I can honestly say this has become a "must have" for my home. Set-up using ReadyCLOUD through my web browser could not have been easier.