Reviews and Problems with Netgear ReadyNAS Duo RND2000
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The basics work, but the 'support' doesn't
Colin Povey "cpovey", Amazon
12 April 2012
Summary: I'll make it short-don't buy this machine. Let me start by saying that I own a previous generation Netgear NAS Duo. A fine machine, and when a hard drive crashed, I lost zero data and everything worked perfectly. The old unit has somewhat bizarre software, but it works. I was running out of space on my Original NAS, so I decided to get a new version 2 machine-version 1 machines max out at 1TB disks. Big mistake and waste of money.
Summary: Don't use the backup software that comes with the Readynas. It's horrible. Tech support is not good either. I spent days with their tech support reps and they could not solve my issue of properly setting up the path on my Windows 7 PC to back up. I even allowed them to remotely connect to my machine. Then after they couldn't solve my problem, they stopped emailing or following up with me.
Summary: I bought this NAS because Netgear was advertising its ability to stream media files to devices such as my PS3. Unfortunately the DLNA implementation on the ReadyNAS Duo is not nearly consumer-ready. I am a bit of a techie and even for me getting the ReadyNAS to work right has been a pain in the butt. For example, I was having trouble copying files to the ReadyNAS from my PC. The problem turned out to be the automatic update feature of the DLNA server.
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.
Summary: Den lever inte alls upp till mina förhoppningar. Att stoppa in två diskar och köra dem utan raid med maximal diskmängd var otroligt bökigt att få till då det inte går att välja hur man vill ha diskarna konfigurerade, höll nog på ett par timmar med bara det.(den kör säkerhetsraid och att göra något annat är en mardröm) Det andra problemet är överföringshastigheten vilket ligger på max 6mb/sek som är toklångsamt när jag har ett gigabitnätverk.