Summary: tried to throw in my used 2TB drives from my DNS-323, it seemed to work, recognized everything etc.. but couldn't read or write... couldn't rebuild, or start fresh... or atleast I couldn't figure it out.. decided to delete all my partitions through my desktop, meant opening my PC case etc.... anyways, then started RAIDar, took the whole day for it to completely set itself up, went through a few steps, even though it seemed to be finished, it really wasn't...
Pros: FAST!!!! cool and quiet, attached to an APC pro 1000, it has a scheduled on and off.
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.
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: Love the build of this item Im so sick of plastic items on my desktop that cords and cables can drag about but this is solid and stays put. Very pleasing to the eye as the size is smaller then one would think being a all metal chassis. If you really look whats all put in to the units even at full retail they are priced very well over the more disk units that look to have a very sharp price curve over this unit.
Pros: Outstanding construction and build quality, Network protocols, Magnetic front door
Cons: no dual lan for LAGG, USB 3.0 only on back (all 3 ports should be USB 3 not just 2)
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.
Summary: I'm glad to say this it one awesome NAS. Normally I dont buy netgear as their routers suck, but they got it right with this baby. Hopefully I don't jinx myself but so far after 3 months usage with 2x 3GB WD Caviar Greens there are no problems, I can get to my media files from any location, including online and on my mobile, streaming is great as are speeds across the network, lots of services if you like that sort of thing too.