Reviews and Problems with Netgear ReadyNAS Duo RND2150
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works fine but company support is incompetent
31 May 2011
Summary: I've used my ReadyNAS Duo for about 2 and a half years with dual 500G Western Digital drives. It has worked flawlessly, but customer support has not. Pro: Once you have it working, the ReadyNAS Duo is a solid performer.
Summary: I purchased this unit 2 years ago from Amazon. It came with a 500 GB Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 installed and I purchased a duplicate for the second bay. It has stayed powered up continuously for the past two years and completed light duty work as a file server in a small home network (5 machines,...
Summary: I have been overall pleased with the performance and features of my ReadyNAS Duo, especially after Netgear added a feature to the operating system to directly support Time Machine backups. However, I have been consistently and wildly disappointed with the support offered for the product.
Summary: I have two major complaints that outweigh the helpfulness of the tech support department. Because the ReadyNAS would not work with TIme Machine in Mac OS 10.6, I spent hours working with tech support. They were polite and tried very hard to help.
Summary: Works great as a network attached storage unit. Easy to set up, surprisingly small, and works fine. But I have had no luck running an Epson Stylus Photo 2200 printer (which is listed by NetGear as a supported printer) through the built-in USB print server.
Summary: Freakin' love it. I researched quite a few NAS units before purchasing and I'm extremely happy. It played nice with my little network almost immediately and has been happily serving print jobs and backing up four computers for a few weeks now.
Summary: Very nice server but the setup is kinda tricky at first it took me a couple of hours to figure out the HTTPS and sharing feature. When I did figure out everything went smoothly. A beginner will hard time to set this thing up need to call support to guide.
Summary: Overall, I found my ReadyNAS easy to set-up and had it working fairly quickly, aside from copying data from the external hard drive it was replacing. The unit is very quiet and if it wasn't for the blue light on the front, I wouldn't even know it was on.
Summary: I have a love-hate relationship with Netgear. My first router was a Netgear that worked like a charm. Wireless NICs worked well. My last two routers were bricks. I was a bit skeptical as to what to expect from the ReadyNAS, and I must say, I was pleasantly surprised.
Summary: Super easy to install, relatively quick no-hassle operation. The only negative is that it doesn't work well with Windows Vista - you have to modify the MTU settings to get performance up to snuff.