Summary: I have existing ReadyNAS Duo products. They work well but need to be replaced. Purchased this unit and it was a big disappointment... Over 30 hours on phone with Advanced Tech Support to get it to actually work with the files and setup of existing unit. Took almost 1 week to get first problem escalated -- Level 1 techs seemed clueless Does not support any disk spin-down as prior units did. Because there is no disk spin-down the unit consumes more power overall.
Summary: Been a long time Netgear fan. Used their routers & switches. Upgraded from a Netgear Stora (entry level NAS) to the 312 2 bay NAS. Very easy to set up. Installed my own HDD's. Love that it had Plex preinstalled. Will be upgrading later to the 6 bay (NAS 316 model) as I will require more HDD space. Having all the new NAS on one operating system, means when I upgrade all I will require to do is pull out the drives in my old NAS and reinstall into the new one.
Summary: Very easy to install the hard drive into this machine. Setting it up for the first time was a complete nightmare as every time I contacted tech support, they had no idea how to use the machine let alone help me out. After a few days of using google and reading up what other users did, finally got the machine set up for employees to use. Would give it 5 stars, but tech support was a nightmare everytime I contacted them.
Summary: I love this device as it is helping us store 30 years of our family memories. Now all of our computers are mapped to this drive and we barely save anything on our personal computers. This gives us some peace of mind as to not worrying about unexpected hard drive crashes or virus attacks.
Summary: I am a long time fan of the ReadyNAS product line. I have had a NV+ (Sparc processor) for years, and was ready for an upgrade. I went with the smaller of the 300 series units; a step above the consumer grade entry level model. This is even better than my first one. Setup is extremely easy. Right out of the box you getkey services such as HTTP/HTTPS, file shares, FTP, RSYNC, Time Machine and more. And with some free add ons, I also now have VPN and the Plex media server.
M. Y. "Photographer | Outdoor Enthusiast ..., Amazon
15 February 2014
Summary: I've been using the ReadyNAS series since before Netgear bought the company that started them: Infrant. My first ReadyNAS (NV+) failed once, corrupting all data. However, the corruption/failure never occurred again, not even with the successors, the ReadyNAS Ultra, and today's ReadyNAS 300 series. One thing I disliked about all the older ReadyNAS was their slow network transmission speed. Files took forever to copy from one location to another.
Summary: This is nice product with many new features. However: there is no real-time encryption. The product description state: " is the first in its class to feature continuous data protection along with real-time anti-virus and native encryption." (Same here: [...] I've updated to the latest firmware and the antivirus is there but there is no encryption option at all! The main reason I've bought ReadyNAS 312 is to be able to meet my company's encryption requirements.
Summary: I got the unit and set it up as a Plex server. I added 2x3TB Toshiba DT01ACA300 hard drives in RAID 1 configuration. The unit + hard drives cost me little over $600 which for a medium-end NAS is a great price. It comes with a 2.1GHZ Dual core Atom CPU and has Debian Unix installed. Plex was also pre-installed.