Reviews and Problems with Netgear ReadyNAS Duo RND2000
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J. Fox, Amazon
19 April 2013
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. For features, the arm versions (duo v2) seems like there are no add-ons for it (or very few comparitively with other modesl).
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. However you need to be somewhat technical because like other reviewers have stated, this is not a user-friendly device with easy to follow (or find) documentation. As for addons and the support, forget it.
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. After yesterdays tech support run through the dashboard won't run setup.
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. Pros: Small size Very quiet Seems to use less electricity than a WHS Price seems fair Cons: It cannot stream Windows Media such as Windows Lossless, even with the Squeezebox add-in, unless you are streaming to a Microsoft product...
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. Afterwards I began setting some of the power options. There's an area to set it to sleep during certain hours. I chose to have it sleep from 12am to 8am. It sounds perfectly reasonable to me.
Summary: It was a struggle for me to install this NAS. I purchased the unit with no drives and installed two recommended 1TB drives that I am using in redundant mode. I use this NAS to store my data files as well as music and photos. My overriding complaint is that not everybody is a network genius and understands all the acronyms and gobbledegook in the set up application (Frontview). Do you know what CIFS is?
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. It has 2x USB 3.0 ports on the back (useful for fast backups of the NAS) and the harddrive enclosures make it really easy to fit harddrives in (I use WD Red drives with no compaints at all). It is quiet and cool when running.
Summary: ALERT - update box firmware manually first to avoid alot of issues - keep reading for more info. I wanted to give this NAS a spin so I could use the Logitech Sqeezebox server directly from a NAS. This is not my first NAS box... Lets start the ball rolling on the bad - instructions and set up guide that come with the unit are pathetic. You have you view the manuals online.