Reviews and Problems with Netgear ReadyNAS Ultra 6 RNDU6000
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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: I have had the older readynas unit for several years and decided it was time upgrade mostly for both network connectivity (speed) and redundancy (dual 1G Ethernet ports). I decided to purchase 4 drives at the same time. This is where you have to be careful, make sure you follow the HCL provided at Readynas.com and this is where it gets really tricky, when I searched for the WD Green drives on Amazon, the data base popped up 2TB WD Green drives.
Future-Proof and Configurable for All-Levels of Users
Preethum Prithviraj "d:)-<", Amazon
7 February 2011
Summary: An amazing product! I initially convinced my wife to let me get a NAS drive in order to help backup our pictures and research document, data, etc. After doing a week's worth of solid research, I settled on the Ultra 6 for a couple of reasons. XRaid-2: Great configurations and ability to hot-swap, with auto-expanding makes it easy to use without having to baby-sit the system to transfer data back and forth once it completes long-duration striping 6-Bays: This gives great...
Summary: My use is probably pretty far out there - I am hosting a dozen servers via iSCSI (using Citrix XenServer) for a test lab. We needed an inexpensive iSCSI device with decent capacity for a 7x24 lab. Well, the Netgear NeadyNAS Ultra 6 delivers. I purchased it about 3 months ago and it has been rock solid - I started with 3 drives and added one more after a week and then another - five in use now.
Summary: Purchased the ReadyNAS Ultra 6 diskless device at the end of September 2010. Out of the box it was very easy to setup and configure. I already owned a ReadyNAS NV+ with 4 disks and thought I would go Netgear again. I was looking at the Drobo, but I thought the price was a little much for 5 disks. In my home theater I am using a Playstation3 (PS3) for media streaming. The ReadyNAS Ultra was instantly visible to the PS3 and accessible.
Summary: I work daily with high end NAS devices including NetApp, EMC and others. As a professional in this field I would say that a $1400, twelve terabyte NAS device with all these protocols, replication capability, raid options, and add-ons is a deal you can't pass-up. The ReadyNAS not only has support for CIFS, NFS, iSCSI, FTP, HTTP but it also allows you to install a boat load of other add-ons.
Works well with TiVos as of software version 4.2.14
Thom Coleman, Amazon
2 October 2010
Summary: I bought this purely for use with my TiVos. This review of the Ultra 6 is from a use-with-TiVo point of view. It does have full Network Attached Storage capability for storing any and all of your other computer files, music, etc. Unfortunately, as shipped, the software it came with (4.2.12) did not work well with TiVos. Neither did 4.2.13. Netgear has listened, learned, and responded.