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Netgear ReadyNAS Ultra 2
6.3 out of 10

Netgear ReadyNAS Ultra 2

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Overall 8
8.0

I use these a lot on different projects. They ...

JackG, Amazon
26 February 2012
  • Summary: I use these a lot on different projects. They do not have built in encryption or I would have given it a 5 and will be looking for models with encryption in the future.
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Overall 8
8.0

Good product,

Wayne Holder, Amazon
26 February 2012
  • Summary: Works great for archiving my TIVO recordings and transferring media to DLNA players. Can't seem to get my Canon camera to connect to it, which is a major disappointment.
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Overall 8
8.0

great device but get your own backup software

kinematic, Amazon
26 February 2012
  • Summary: device works very well and am happy with the performance. i use it to back up 2 pcs in my office. however, the ReadyNAS backup software has issues and will not work with win 7 x64, too bad as it would surely have simplified my backup needs.
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Overall 8
8.0

ReadyNAS Ultra 2 - Great product

Artisd, Amazon
26 February 2012
  • Summary: I didn't know what to expect when I bought the Ultra 2 being as though it was my first NAS device. If I had to do it all over again, I'd be interested in seeing what the extra processing power does for the unit. GREAT BUY................
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Overall 8
8.0

great

Leonard, Amazon
26 February 2012
  • Summary: The Unit works fine but I am having a lot of trouble connecting my windows 7 computer to it. It seems to work on my other computers with windows XP.
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

Anthony B., Newegg
7 February 2012
  • Summary: Great product. Much faster read and write speeds compared to a Dlink device that I've had for a few years. Currently I can sustain 350mbps write to the device, with the limiting factor probably being my switches.
  • Pros: Good speed Loads of features Easy to use web interface Runs cool
  • Cons: Would be nice to see an active directory connector for authentication No other grievances
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Overall 8
8.0

Nice device, decent price

Andrew F., Newegg
27 September 2011
  • Summary: I had previously used a Linksys Mediahub. It did the job, but left me feeling disapointed due to speed and some odd behaviour. The ReadyNAS has been a step above, however the initial install and setup was not nearly as simple as it was on the Linksys.
  • Pros: -plenty of tech-savvy options available (pwr dwn) -active online community -heat sensors for monitoring -compact design -fast read/write
  • Cons: -not a straight forward setup (took hours) -web gui dated
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

KATHERINE D., Newegg
20 July 2011
  • Pros: Once setup, the NAS is awesome. Fast file transfer for a home device, easy migration to larger drives and from plain disks to RAID 1. UI is ugly but it gets the job done. Lots of useful addons as well. You can also set it up so that you can SSH into the NAS and basically use it as a Linux box. On...
  • Cons: Huge pain to get this thing configured. I put an unclean drive into the NAS and the thing wouldn't even boot the web interface. I had to dig around on the net to figure out how to force the device to format the drive. After getting the web UI up, my 3TB drive showed up as only 700GB. A firmware u...
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Overall 8
8.0

Tight, Fast and efficient

Richard S., Newegg
27 June 2011
  • Summary: Despite it all, it works. And works very, very well. 20 to 80 times faster than the previous network apparatus, this little guy is bound to save me headaches in the long run. I'll be sure to upgrade my cable from CAT5 to a 5e or 7 though, as I saw a difference between the two computers.
  • Pros: Bought to replace a linksys NAS200, this tight little device packs quite a lot. Granted I have no use for a USB 3.0 port at the moment, I was surprised by the size of the device. The hard drives sit tight in lockable and completely removable drawers for ease of access by the front and sports a bi...
  • Cons: Installation was far from a breeze, like advertised. I had to reset it twice to factory settings (not losing any data, as there were none on the drives) just to get the drives in the configuration that I wanted and to access it via network. Connecting one computer worked well, but the other cause...
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Overall 8
8.0

lots of features

Moniko M., Newegg
31 October 2010
  • Summary: I took the advise of others to have Netgear router, so I don't have compatibility issues. newegg lists 1 year warranty- Netgear site says 3 years. I did research lots of NAS storages, and Ultra 4 & 6 are the only ones that have seamless integration with Tivo- for me that was huge.
  • Pros: Lots of features, easy configuration. I can't verify the speed yet, but it connected with 1 Gb to my Netgear RangeMax (WNDR3700) router. The Tivo setup is very cool and it works as advertised. So does iTunes server. Plenty of space to increase storage. The unit comes pre-set up with X-RAID2. Very...
  • Cons: The price is a little steep. The unit comes with 2 Seagate Barracuda LP ST32000542AS 2TB which newegg and others sell for $99.99. The diskless unit - NETGEAR RNDU4000 Diskless ReadyNAS Ultra 4 sells for 599, so you will pay $100 premium for the disk installation.
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