Reviews and Problems with Netgear ReadyNAS Ultra 6 RNDU6000
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Didn't like it.
Scott Rizzo, Amazon
29 January 2015
Summary: I didn't like this item. I have a speedy network and I followed configuration instructions to the letter. Also called for tech support. Response was always very slow and it just didn't do what i bought it to do - to be able to access files - music, movies, documents - from a central repository in my home. I ended up selling it on ebay for about half of what I bought it for 6 months after I bought it.
OK for simple file sharing but not enough horsepower for applications
Johan Ballin, Amazon
25 September 2014
Summary: Decent SOHO NAS. My biggest gripe is that it is drastically underpowered (system resources, not electrical power!). It works fine for simple file sharing. Netgear has done a good job on the multiprotocol access - CIFS, NFS, AFP. Just don't plan on installing any of the applications available through the ReadyNAS webpage. I installed PLEX and it wouldn't even display properly due to lack of CPU horsepower and RAM.
Summary: I have had three of these units and only one of them has worked. Netgear support loves to replace defective units with refurbished units that can, at times, be in even worse shape than the unit originally purchased. Their Level 2 support staff seem to think that repeating themselves instead of finding out what is wrong with their products makes sense and a Loss of user data doesn't seem to matter to them either.
Non User Replaceable Parts And And Obsolete Operating System
Thorstein Veblen "Conspicuous Consumer", Amazon
26 April 2013
Summary: I have owned three ReadyNAS boxes over the years. I first became interested in purchasing one to provide mass storage of media on my home network. I consider myself an advanced user, not a network engineer, so the NAS concept appealed to me more than building my own box. I purchased ReadyNAS over the others because I was familiar with the Netgear name and the positive reviews of the Infrant boxes, the company that Netgear bought.
Totally unreliable and prone to crashing -- worst NAS I've ever used.
Giancarlo Cairella, Amazon
16 December 2012
Summary: I've been a long time and very happy ReadyNas user, since before they were acquired by Netgear. I have owned 1 ReadyNas X6 and 3 ReadyNas NV+ (the 4 disk version) for several years: they are still running and I have never had a problem with them. I bought the Ultra 6 because I hoped to replace a couple of my older NAS units with it and save some space. Six-months and one replacement unit later, I'm still in tech support hell.
Summary: Excellent upgrade from the 2 bay ReadyNAS RNDU2200. It has six bays, with a capacity of 3x3TB hard drives (18TB) maximum capacity. It has a fast processor for quick back-ups of your files via 2 USB ports in the rear and one in the front. It has an led display which shows the status,IP address and the maximum capacity and current space used on the hard drives. Has plenty of features including:remote access,etc.
Summary: This device ran well enough for three months, until I needed to reboot it. After the reboot the shares disappeared. I recreated my two shares in the web interface, after which the ReadyNAS started deleting all 2 TB of data from one of the shares. I had the pleasure of watching the disk usage approach zero over a period of about thirty seconds. There was no prompt or warning regarding data loss before the device started deleting data.
Summary: Has USB2 NOT USB3 connectors. No eSATA connectors. They used to have a slot you could add a PCI card on older readynas's this has been removed. Found out the hard way this NAS will erase *ANY* hard drive you plug into it with *no warning* ! They used to have the best home NAS around, now they are just another NAS and kind of expensive for what you get.