Reviews and Problems with Netgear ReadyNAS Duo RND2110
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Waste of time (LOTS) and effort
David Mckechnie "davidmckechnie2", Amazon
15 January 2013
Summary: I bought this NAS Duo following a friend recommending the product to me, to back up the files on my Mac. This was nearly 2 years ago. It was fairly straightforward to setup, but then just over a year later stopped working. As hard as I tried I could not get the NAS Duo back up. I contacted there support desk who where absolutely useless. I ended up having to reformat the 2x redundant disks, reset the NAS back to its factory settings, just to get it working......
Summary: High expectations for this device, did not work straight out of the box. Faulty power socket gave unreliable working, messy software and user interface. Returned as totally unacceptable. ReadyNAS later product DUO V2 seems a better buy.
Summary: Oh dear what a mistake getting this one. I have over 20 years in IT and I have seen a few poor products. The product is good what is letting this model down is the more advanced features, Netgear seem to think they can get away with the simple answer of, this feature is no longer supported but if you install ssh addin you will find more features here, note ssh is not supported by Netgear and we will not help you if you do install it, It worked out of the box sharing...
Summary: Fascinated by the reviews on here, as some are awful and some are good, so I thought I'd write my own. Readynas Duo is what it is, a very cheap way of getting a 2 bay NAS. Set-up is pretty easy if you want a simple NAS to stream music to a Sonos or Squeezebox. It also works well with streaming video to XBox360 and Playstation 3. I wouldn't really recommend using this for a proper Media Centre hub, a more powerful NAS or Windows Server is much better for that.
Summary: This is the first time a cumbersome manual actually has done something good. I plugged in this device (which by the way is quite a lot smaller than it seems from the box) and tried to figure out how to set it up, and what would be the smartest way to partition the drive. My master plan was to add another extra 2Tb drive I had, as the affordable device (I paid about 135£ for the 1TB version) is way to small to function both as backup and music/film library for a couple of...
Summary: A very solid item. Looks good , is quiet when turned on, appears to be very well built, easy to connect and next to useless. Without a doubt this is the worst item I have ever bought for my computer. The hardware appears to be very good but the software is appalling. It arrived set up incorrectly so that it could not be set up to work remotely.
Summary: I have had this NAS for 6 months now, and I still like it. Its rock solid and works well. This NAS drive looks fantastic, and is smaller than I expected. When you first power it on the Fan runs at full speed, which is quite noisy, but after about 10 seconds it slows down and then its very quiet. The NAS has an external power supply but its very small. The setup wizard is good and very straight forward. Once complete the default settings and basic operation are very good.
Summary: Yes, I have to agree with the other two reviews, this is a solid bit of kit. I bought mine a year ago to replace a disasterous episode with a Buffalo drive. To be fair, it's not a realistic comparison, the Buffalo was sub £100 but this, with 2 x 1tb drives fitted, was double the cost. Having said that, what point is there owning an unreliable NAS drive regardless of how little you pay for it in the Buffalo's case?! You can put 1 or 2 drives in the ReadyNAS.
Summary: I bought this because i was having problems with my LaCie 2Big Network drive. Although a little more difficult to set up than the LaCie it has more functionality and tighter security settings. Once I had got used to the interface I was very happy. The product is very very quiet, it sits next to me on my desk in the office, is very small, and I do not notice it except when it's reading or writing data. I bought a second Seagate drive to go in it for RAID 1 functionality.
Summary: The ReadyNAS Duo is very easy to use and has excellent online support, removing a lot of the pain from buying and setting up a NAS. Mine worked perfectly straight from the box. The second disk came direct from Netgear and has installed and worked with no problems. One issue I did have was getting the initial admin connection. Raidar did not find the drive, which was down to the local security settings on my PC.