Reviews and Problems with Netgear ReadyNAS Duo RND2150
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Getting out while the getting is good.
E. vonBartheld "evonbart", Amazon
27 May 2009
Summary: My bro recommended this and overall it's a great concept, I like Netgear hardware typically, but I am already on strike 2 with this sucker and I have no intentions of risking strike 3 and losing some of my most important files. My first shot with Netgear Ready NAS was plugging it into the wall right out of the box, finding it was defective. The power supply wouldn't stay connected. Yes, I had it seated as far in as it could go. I sent it back and ordered NAS 2.
Comparison of ReadyNAS Duo, Iomega ix2, LaCie, HP for small office use
Edward Barnett, Amazon
15 March 2009
Summary: This product is one of a number of network attached storage (NAS) devices on the market targeted at small offices and home users. If you're not familiar with NAS devices, the concept is simple: A NAS device contains one or more hard drives and plugs directly into your network (i.e., your router). When compared to simple USB hard drives that plug directly into a computer, a NAS offers a number of advantages: 1) It is accessible to any computer on your network.
1-star review by Kalyan S. Tirumala should be ignored because...
20 November 2008
Summary: It is a shame that the reviewer Kalyan S. Tirumala (below) lost all his/her hard drive data, but please understand that what Kalyan S. Tirumala did was wrong. You are not supposed to take a hard drive that you own AND has your important data on it, and install it into the NAS. Do not do that! If you do this, the NAS will automatically reformat the drive you installed (reformats drive to ext3 file system) which then deletes all data that was on it. Then, Kalyan S.
Summary: The Netgear ReadyNAS Duo appears to based on the old UltraSPARC architecture, complemented with a SATA controller. It runs Debian for SPARC and Netgear permits root access to the box to install whatever you want. The box is quiet nice. It does Netgear's own proprietary XRAID mirroring (but not RAID 0). XRAID apparently allows the automatic upgrade to more then two drives, if you would use it in a Netgear box, which supports more then two drives.
Summary: I purchased this Netgear ReadyNAS DUO RND-2150 to replace a D-Link NAS DNS-323. I wanted the ability to increase my drive size without having to restore the current files from an off NAS backup. (Not available with the D-Link product. I had read several reviews and I was impressed with what I had learned from the reviews. My oreder from Amazon arrived within 2 days and I was up and running with the Originally Purchased hardware. The RND-2150 comes with 1 500 Gig HD.
Summary: What is Amazon Vine and why do these reviewers write so much stuff without saying anything? This review is for people who want to know only one thing: Does this device actually survive a disk failure? The answer is Yes. My sister recently lost 2 of her external USB hard drives. She had to pay $3000 to a data recovery company to retrieve her data.
Excerpt: Salve a tutti, ora voglio parlarvi di un bellissimo hardisk esterno di quelli seri e di buona qualità, il prodotto di questa mia opinione è stato progettato dalla nota marca NETGEAR(un buon marchio di hardisk poco ma sicuro, ottima qualità andate sul sicu ...
Summary: Revidierter Bericht Aufgrund des nun funktionierenden Gerätes und des erhaltenen Supports (hat das Problem nicht gelöst, aber immerhin hat sich jemand von Netgear gekümmert !) revidiere ich meinen Bericht wie folgt NAS, was und wozu ? ================= Network Attached Storage (Netzwerk angebundener Speicher), kurz NAS, dient dazu Daten zentral auf einem Server zu speichern.
Pros: Verspricht viel
Cons: Kostet viel, Versprechungen werden nur bedingt eingehalten . . .
Summary: WOW!!! Habe jetzt seit 4 Wochen ein ReadyNAS Duo und bin wirklich total BEGEISTERT. Dieses kleine Wunder der Technik lässt meinen File-Server wirklich einstauben. Einfachste Installation über die sehr übersichliche GUI (grafische Benutzeroberfläche) und die hohe Verfügbarkeit (habe ihn als Netzlaufwerk verbunden) machen mein NAS unentbehrlich. Der Hardware Raid-Contoller spiegelt meine Platte ohne das ich Geschwindigkeitseinbußen wahrgenommen habe.