Reviews and Problems with Netgear ReadyNAS Ultra 2
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James Seckington, Amazon
1 week ago
Summary: I love this thing. It. Is the best little NAS I could find for the money. I wish I had gotten a bigger one. It is easily put together the drive bays slide in and easy. You have to be picky about the drives to put in for Netgear to honor the warranty on it. So read up on those. The DLNA works great on it. The software you run on your computer is a little slow but nothing really to bad.
Excellent product. Worked well for over a year. I bought two.
Helpful Reviewer, Amazon
20 December 2013
Summary: My transfer speeds hovered around 70mbps most of the time. When I first got it installed it was really slow but I called Netgear and was surprised to actually get really GOOD support! They helped me set up a static IP (something I could never do by myself) and from then on the product worked perfectly.
Summary: I really like this Nas device as its easy to configure and pretty fast access times. I aslo like the Addon software that ReadyNas provides for free. The DLNA media streaming software works quite well. it allowed me to stop using my PC as a media server. The notification for system changes\failures work really well so you can store the unit anywhere in your office or house and it will send you an emaill if any system failures occur.
Best solution for small network backup, sile server, and media server
David R. Gillingham "drayham", Amazon
28 March 2013
Summary: I installed the Ultra 2 NAS as a Raid 1 Storage appliance. I setup the security and share pretty much straight forward except I had to change my local security policy to allow stronger encryption. I love the power management of the unit. It sleep when I am out of the office and is on standby when I am in the office. It's very fast, 1000 base T. The remote client works as advertised, I can access files over the internet. I can recommend this product.
Summary: Despite my wife's arguments against this purchase, that's a great product. And the price tag was great too, under $200. It took me a little bit more than just a few clicks to set it up, but I wasn't expecting a "plug and play" device. Also it is a peace of mind. No more worries about unplugging your external hard drive it when it is writing and loosing data or mess it up, especially when used by my love ones.
Summary: Device arrived well packaged. Standard setup took under 10 minutes (user time), device took a little longer to scan and complete internal initialization. I then tried starting with one Seagate 2TB Drive, Adding another 3TB Drive and finally upgrading the Original 2TB drive to 3TB, all processes were as describe in the Documentation and went without error. The Frontview interface is easy to understand and use.
A great choice for this non-technical user. Performance is outstanding and it handles 4TB drives
17 June 2012
Summary: I know just enough about technology to be dangerous. That is, I know enough to want my own big home NAS and to have the redundancy of a RAID configuration, but beyond that I know nothing about networking. I need to rely on the built-in software. So I wanted to buy an inexpensive 2-bay NAS for my home network that would support 4TB hard drives. I had an old D-Link DNS-323 that couldn't handle that capacity and was always kind of slow.
Summary: I've had the ReadyNAS Ultra 4 for over a year and it has operated flawlessly. Started w/ 2 drives and once they were full popped in a third unformatted disk and it was automatically formatted and data re-striped without incident. Last week my 3 drives reached capacity and I popped in a 4th which was automatically formatted and all 4 drives again re-striped without incident. With the current firmware, you can now plop 4 3TB drives in this box (12TB total raw capacity).