Excerpt: The Good -Easy RAID configuration -Nearly silent -Simple storage extension -Fast Web-based interface for configuration The Bad -Drives purchased with the case are expensive -Slow-growing app ecosystem following migration -Overly complex "cloud" configuration Without a doubt, home and professional computing storage needs are escalating.
Summary: The Netgear ReadyNAS Duo v2 was a solid performer delivering some of the best results we have seen from a $200 diskless NAS device. When compared to the Synology DS212j we were surprised to find that the ReadyNAS Duo v2 was up to 35% faster in real-world situations.
Excerpt: Netgear’s ReadyNAS Duo V2 compares similarly in performance terms with Synology’s DiskStation. But it pounds it into ground beef on the build front. Macho metal grills make this an industrial looking construction. It’s too carefully styled to be purely utilitarian. This is the kind of NAS you’d buy if you lived in a converted loft with exposed pipes and weathered beams.
Excerpt: Network-attached storage tends to fall into one of two camps. It can be industrial-strength – and industrial-looking – NAS boxes brimming with RAIDed hard disks, all ready to take on terabytes of business data. Or there’s the burgeoning growth in lower-cost units for domestic use.