Cons: I used to have a Netgear Stora from which I was able to log into remotely by going to mystora.com and stream music and videos. I was also able to use the HipServ app on my Android device and stream my music as whole albums. With the ReadyNAS duo I installed ReadyNAS remote which is pretty cool be...
Summary: For the price, I'd be willing to overlook the initial difficulties and the inconsistent UI. However the raw speed is simply not there.
Pros: solid feature set. I like the looks. Less than half the cost of other NASes with the same processor and hardware.
Cons: When I got the unit, I took an unused ED green 1.5 TB drive and added it. Installed the latest version of the radiator software. Unit shows "disk corrupt". Use search engine to find I have to factory reset or delete partitions on another machine. Try factory reset - still disk corrupt. Open up an...
Cons: Just following up from an earlier review on a dead unit. I paid express shipping for a replacement ReadyNAS Duo and that is all fine. However, it arrived, accepted my old drives, and promptly died just like the first uhit. It will not power on. Working on getting a 2nd RMA for this unit they just...
Summary: *** It seems the tech support wasn't trained on the new firmware version - just guessing. *** I will wait a week and see what happens before I send in the rebate. *** You can't throw in "just any drive" you have sitting around. If it isn't on their Compatibility list they will not give you support.
Pros: Looks cool -
Cons: I think this email from tech support saies it all: Hi Joe, It seems that there is an issue with the device and our engineering team is currently investigating on it. Kindly wait for any updates. Regards, Gerry
Summary: As long as you know the limitations, these are nice units. Well built and should eventually have the addons available.
Pros: Set up was straightforward if you follow the instructions. Default pass is different on these than other readynas units. It appears responsive and has a clean interface for simple needs.
Cons: Major features removed from v1. No rsync, no ssh, no nfs. As several other people have mentioned, this uses an ARM processor which requires addons to be recompiled. Netgear needs to provide a cross-compile toolchain for addon authors to update their addons. (not brain surgery for them to do this).
Summary: Beta product here; as others have mentioned, missing add-ons, as I have mentioned no external USB support for drives/arrays of 3 terabyte and higher. Finished with Netgear because of this.. 2 eggs because it works as a basic NAS.
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 was liking this NAS (with Vista), but when I got a new laptop with Windows 7, my read speed was horrible. Other PC's in the house (one on Vista) continued to enjoy decent transfer rates, so I know the network is fine.
Pros: Lots of features. Easy to setup.
Cons: Does not play well with all Windows 7 machines. read speed can drop to below 1 MB/s. The suggested fixes on the Internet do not work for everyone.
Summary: I bought this NAS to backup some of my files and later on automatically sync an entire web site and backup some SQL databases. I don't think this is possible because this would require an SSH connection and in order to do that you would have to root the device. Build your own NAS with Linux!
Pros: Small form factor, tons of USB connections, gigabit ethernet, and redundant. Lots of features like FTP and rsync.
Cons: Incredibly slow. With a gigabit connection I'm able to transfer files via FTP at about 10MB/s. This is with two WD Black 1TB 64MB cache drives. Like others have said this NAS unit is extremely underpowered. RAID-X is nice I guess, but it took over 4 hours to finished sync'ing the drives. If you w...