Reviews and Problems with Netgear ReadyNAS Duo RND2000
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GREAT DEVICE, BUT, EXPAND VOLUME DOES NOT WORK!!!!!
thenightfly "dee", Amazon
22 September 2011
Summary: this review is of the original rnd2000 series, not the v2. Even though it's only 10/100 ethernet, you can stream full 1080p video (only uses 60% of 100 ethernet capacity). The only downside to this is the firmware; you cannot expand volumes on the discs. If you want to increase capacity, you will have to back up your data onto another drive, install your new larger disks, and then use your back up to put everything back. This took me a whole weekend to do.
Summary: It's a great model at an affordable price. Runs cool and quiet, very reliable. Yes, some challenges getting the remote access on my iphone to work, mainly requiring significant attention to detail. Actually, after I got it working I found the access to be too slow, so not a good option, but on my home network this device is fantastic.
Charles G. "An Engineer and Business Person", Amazon
23 December 2010
Summary: I bought this product with two Seagate Barracuda 7200 1 TB 7200RPM SATA 3Gb/s 32MB Cache 3.5 Inch Internal Hard Drive ST31000528AS-Bare Drive . You need at least one drive to make it work and the drive you can buy with the thing is not very good. Buy it bare and then add two of the drives like I did. All screws were included with the drives. Some people report that their drives don't come with screws.
Summary: I purchased the ReadyNas Duo without the disks and later purchased my own. I bought two Western Digital 500GB green series drives. I put one in and did a factory reset and after a few minutes the RAIDar utility allowed me to select RAID level during setup. The setup went off without a hitch and I was then able to access the HTTP configuration applet. I setup my shares and enabled my desired file protocols, added users, and set permissions on those shares.
Summary: This is a nice little unit; I purchased this diskless unit (RND2000) and added Western Digital Caviar Black 1 TB Bulk/OEM Hard Drive 3.5 Inch, 32 MB Cache, 7200 RPM SATA II WD1001FALS (although it is not on the Netgear compatibility list). Works just fine, and was more cost effective to do this, as opposed to purchasing the RND2110 (with the 1Tb drive).
One of my favorite devices to come along in a while
Ed lover, Amazon
17 April 2009
Summary: Sweet little box. This is the diskless version...didn't want to overpay for the drives. Popped in a pair of Samsung 1tb drives. Newest firmware adds Apple Time Machine support. Everything was simple...plugged in a UPS and it detected it right away. Added a PIXMA multifunction printer which can be a huge pain to share on a USB device...works perfectly across XP, Win 7 beta and Macs (Macs took installing the latest GIMP drivers, free).
Summary: I've had this about a year now - it sits quietly next to the TV with all of our photos, videos and music on it, plugged into the router, silently mirroring everything I throw at it onto 2 disks at once at 1000mpbs, . It's honestly one of the best computery purchases I've made in a long time (and I make quite a lot of purchases!
Netgear ReadyNAS Duo 2-Bay - An amazing piece of kit
Charles Opondo, Amazon
28 April 2013
Summary: I have wanted a NAS device for a long time. My old backup media were quickly getting filled up and I needed something centrally accessible from our home computers, smartphones and tablets - this was IT! Easy to set up (I don't read instruction manuals), easy to use, quiet, good looking and easy-to-upgrade storage. Supports multiple access protocols so users of Windows, Macs and Linux all have something in there for them.