Reviews and Problems with Netgear ReadyNAS Duo RND2000
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12 February 2013
Summary: Overall if this isnt on a really good sale like I got ($130) then dont bother and look for something with better add on support unless your stricly looking to just use as abackup system.
Pros: Much smaller than I thought it would be., Very good build material., Easy access to drives and usb., No problems finding it on my network (unlike some of the things ive read up online)
Cons: Its arm based so ive noticed that there is practically no add ons for this particular build, and the only ones ive found from readynasextras require paypal payment for freeware...only on the arm based system. What is with that?, Cant seem to find any torrent client thats free so if this is what ur looking for then dodge this product. I was wanting it to replace pc for torrents and streaming them to my android tvbox to watch.
Pros: Set up with Hitachi 7200 RPM 64k 3 terabyte drives in both bays. Works just fine, formatted just fine.
Cons: USB ports WILL NOT recognize external drives over 2 terabytes! This is a confirmed issue for this firmware.. Don't buy if u want to use those USB 3 ports on this to run 3 terabyte external drives under release Firmware.
Summary: I thought it would be easy to set up as I just wanted to store files that I could access via my net work It is only happy with certain disks and is really aimed at the photo and music files so not really a true NAS box
Summary: Pros: Unit appears well built and easy to install disks. Cons: It is not particularly straight-forward to use. Initial setup of shares was OK but getting Backup to work is very hit and miss. Error messages are not helpful.
Compared to my Synology Diskstation, the software is a poor effort
20 October 2012
Summary: Well, i've had this item nearly a week now. I am quite impressed with the finish and quality of the actual product. It looks pretty classy. What I am less impressed with is the firmware (version at time of writing 5.3.6). Compared to the Synology DM software it is very buggy, very slow and quite hard to understand. Implementation of an app store is very poor. Netgear call it Genie Marketplace.
Apple users beware - Netgear support analyst says "we have only limited support for Time Machine Backup Software."
19 March 2011
Summary: This is a preliminary review as I have only had the device for a couple of days. Despite Netgear making a big deal about the improvements that they have made to Time Machine support, I have not yet been able to make a successful Time Machine back up. I should say that I am an IT professional, so yes, I have checked that it is plugged in... Judging by the forums and other sources, there are a lot of users who have had a similar experience.