Reviews and Problems with Netgear ReadyNAS Ultra 2
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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.
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 have purchased two Netgear ReadyNAS devices. The earlier one was a standard model. I got the Ultra2 this time in order to take advantage of the remote management option. The web-based interface on the standard unit would occasional "disappear" and require a reboot in order to access the admin settings.