Summary: I first owned the ReadyNAS Pioneer Pro which was a great device for its time. I purchased this unit and was amazed with the new Operating System and features it has. I love that I can access my device from the cloud with minimal configuration.
Netgear products are very good. The 516 is a good product but has ...
Lawrence Fan, Amazon
24 April 2015
Summary: Netgear products are very good. The 516 is a good product but has some flaws that are not clear in the documentation. 1. You can not move disks from a Readynas pro into the 516 as architecture is different. Doing so corrupts the disks. Have to copy the data over. 2.
Not willing to support their customers - DO NOT BUY
James D., Newegg
17 April 2015
Summary: The box looks good and seems to work, but lacks a good user interface. The user interface requires far too many clicks and hides important information. The device is not easy to configure for anything other than their own RAID technology, and when you do it doesn't provide important details.
Nice Storage Device and very comparable to a Drobo 5. If you are debating go with the Netgear.
Jason M. Eiting, Amazon
2 January 2015
Summary: Oh yeah this will hold a TON of storage both photographic and videographic and pretty much any digital media. Fairly easy to setup for someone with moderate computer experience. What you cannot figure out reading the manual you can find info on Google easily. Attaches directly to my wireless router.
Summary: One sentence review: Solid foundation but advanced features are promises that haven't been fulfilled yet. -See my update at the bottom, this is well on its way, now. As a piece of hardware, I have no doubts about this NAS. It is very solid, and instills much confidence.
Summary: I've been using this for a year now, and I have to say it's been running great. It's practically silent, performance is great, and the ease of use is amazing. I have a previous generation Pro 6 that I use as a backup target which works out very well.