Reviews and Problems with Netgear ReadyNAS Duo RND2000
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So far so great!
Paul E., Newegg
28 January 2014
Summary: If these go on sale again I'd probably pick up another one.
Pros: Got this recently at a killer deal, which made it easy to pull the trigger. I had two WD 2TB RED drives sitting around (never used) so once I popped them in, the ReadyNAS went to work formatting them. Install process was smooth and easy. Updated firmware and got everything configured in under an ...
Cons: Documentation is lacking I guess, but nothing seemed too difficult to understand using common sense.
Summary: If you don't know anything about RAID, if your controller fails, you may lose access to your data. As a rule, from my experience: "if you don't have it backed up 3 times, it's not all that important". Every few months or so, you may want to do an additional backup of any backup you have.
Pros: As my first NAS, I had experienced network storage at work and school, but never at home. I was very surprised to find that this little box got the job done on many account. Now I have my itunes/etc backed up (and mirrored) using 2x2TB drives without ever having to do much more than point my appl...
Summary: As a user of the ReadyNAS Duo v1 (I have several of them), I was skeptical to purchase a v2 of this model, especially with the negative reviews. But, for the price, I thought I would give it a try.
Pros: Much faster that Duo v1 (agetting 30-60 MB/s reads, 40-90 MB/s writes, depending on the data. USB 3.0 Same ReadyNAS sturdy contruction as always Active Directory integration
Cons: One glitch when setting it up . . . it would not boot until I had put an unformatted hard drive in it. More limited selection of add-ons than SPARC- or x86-based ReadyNAS units.
Summary: The 6 page, 2 language "Installation Guide" is only a starting point, but there is plenty of information on the CD and on line.
Pros: Hardware is all metal and very solid! There is a pretty quiet variable speed fan in the back that cools both the electronics and the 2 HDs. I was very surprised by how small this device is -- barely larger than 2 external HDs. I had no trouble getting this NAS working and find it is VERY fast -- ...
Cons: Normal price may be a little high for home use, but very reasonable for small office use. This is not an easy replacement for external USB hard drives, but if you have a reasonable understanding of networking and NAS/RAID technology, the ReadyNAS Duo V2 is a great option!
Summary: I have been using this NAS with 2 WD 20EARX 2TB Drives in FlexRAID and am getting an average of 39MB/s with a burst of 90+. Great for my needs and performing within spec for my Gigabit connection. Able to stream to 3 different media players without a hiccup.
Summary: The newer Netgear units have an Intel atom processors or dual core atom processors, which are much faster than this unit, but at twice the price. You get what you pay for! I upgraded from a DLink DNS-321. This Netgear Duo v2 is so much faster!
Pros: I'm very happy with my first unit so I just bought another one. As stated by other reviewers, the software support is poor for this unit since it uses a ARM processor. I mainly use is as a redundancy NAS device for accessing data from multiple computers in my house on my wired and wireless networ...
Cons: The only con I can think of is that my wife adds thousands of pictures to a single directory on this NAS. Now that directory has a longer than average load time. After creating subdirectories and moving some pictures around, there doesn't seem to be any issues.
Pros: After experience with first one... I got another one and set it up "offsite" at another home. They both now pull backups from onsite and offsite, and replicate to each other across the internet. Nice product!
Summary: I upgraded from a DNS-321 NAS. I was getting 11MB/s read and 7MB/s write. I really liked it other then the read speed was too slow to view any videos without copying them to the computer first. Now I can play them right off of this new NAS plus file transfer are just about as fast as a local drive!
Pros: Very very fast for a NAS (100MB/s read speed, 20-47MB/s write speed)! Cheap for the amount of speed you get! Easy to setup! Just works! Cutting Edge!
Cons: None. I hear people want addons, but not me. I just want a fast drive that all my computers in the house can access and stream videos.