Summary: I'm going to try to keep this short and to the point. If you look at this from the perspective of basically being a static storage target for backups, media storage, etc, its great. Fast (60-70MBs writes from my desktop over a gig switch), quiet, runs cool, etc.
Good for file storage if you're somewhat technical
10 April 2013
Summary: Should have listened to my friend and purchased a Synology, but got this cheap. The standard functionality works fine - if all you want it to share files with your Macs and PCs, this is pretty good - not blazingly fast, but good.
Summary: Documentation on the ReadyNASRND2000v2 isn't clear and even setting RAID as JBOT doesn't work; when I open the link for ReadyNASRND2000v2 it tells me there's no documentation or FAQ for this? I've talked to tech support twice. I've loaded radiator as per a prior suggestion in a review.
Summary: We got this to replace an older RAID box we shared from our home server, hoping to reduce overall device number and space taken up. As a NAS, it does work well. All 9 PCs in the house were quickly and easily attached once it was setup, and moving data to and from it was flawless.
Summary: ReadyNAS Duo is my very first experience with my own server. It's designed for the home user. "Complete set-up in less than 8 clicks ," it advertises. I thought this one was the one for me. SETUP It turns out setup was more difficult than I expected. The first steps were easy.
Summary: I had been using Windows Home Server for NAS and backup functions on my home network. WHS has been discontinued by Microsoft, and it never supported a system restore function for modern PCs (serious problem). I chose ReadyNAS as my replacement.
Summary: Everything started out fine. Unboxed it. Marvelled at it's small size. Installed my two sata disks. Installed the software on my laptop. Fired it up and began configuring. It took a couple of hours for the new drives to sync, that's to be expected.
Summary: I am not a network technician, but sometimes I feel I should be to make this work to it's full capacity! Positive things first: This is a very well made device - solid metal casing that is smaller than I was expecting and looks superb.