Summary: this NAS somehow eats harddrives. I have never had more issues with failing drives until i used this NAS. I can take a harddrive and put it in a desktop or server and it will run years without throwing out bad sector warnings. I can put a harddrive in this nas and guarrenteed it will start failing the drive in less than a week. I filled it up with 2TB drives and really regretted the expense.
Summary: The gigabit connection is a joke because this thing can't go over 12 MB/s that's about 100 Mbits And no, it's not because a link misconfiguration, the link is configured to gbit the problem is that the CPU on it is so slow it goes to 100% usage with just that much data comming to it of course, the CPU is not replaceable, so, there is no fixing that and I feel scammed because this product is announced as "for 1000 users" there is NO WAY 1000 users can use this thing...
Power Supply Melts/Fails, Customer Service Won't Reply
MasterTech4523 "CambridgeTech", Amazon
4 September 2013
Summary: I am not happy with this NAS. While it's a good product, it's something most of us need powered all the time. When I smelled something burning from it a year into owning it, I called customer service. They said they had a "bad batch" apparently and issued a new power supply. Or so I thought - it's been a month with no NAS and they still have not sent the part, which I have to install and replace myself by the way.
Troubling Device, worked for a while, but did NOT survive a disk failure
Nanohead "nanohead", Amazon
26 August 2012
Summary: I've tried many of these particular type of devices. For many years, I've had a windows server storage system running in my house, as a place to store all our photos, music, videos, and backup our files. Its worked flawlessly for nearly 10 years. I've changed the hardware once in that time, and never had any outages or data loss...
Summary: The drive is solid and well made, and swapping drives is very easy. The software works well on both PCs and Macs. The power supply is unreliable and I'm on my second unit, having modified the first according to the manufacturers 'fix' release. As a result of the power supply issues this is not a to be recommended.
Summary: I bought this NAS for it is good price but it doesn't worth it much. The speed of reading & writing is the worst ever I seen in NAS boxes. Here is my configuration: -ReadyNAS NV+ (Diskless) -Upgraded memory with -Hard Disks: 4 x Seagate 2TB -UPS: APC Back-UPS ES 550, Battery charge -Network Switch: Netgear Gigabit 5 port -USB External Hard Drive as backup: Advantages: + Web Management Interface: easy to use, + Streaming features + Design & look + Easy to setup + UPS...
Netgear Leaves Original Buyers Behind... and is Clueless (with Updates)
John N. Twist, Amazon
14 October 2011
Summary: I purchased the ReadyNAS NV+ before Netgear bought Infrant. The unit worked flawlessly on a Gigabit Ethernet allowing users to share files and as a print server for over 2 years. Suddenly the unit died with a "pop" and the smell of a fried power supply. I called Netgear and eventualy spoke to a "technical" support person.
Summary: This Network Addressable Storage device has been giving me a lot of trouble. It regularly prompts you to update the firmware. That is a good thing but when the firmware makes it impossible to use it becomes a pain. After a change in firmware it caused a newly created share on the device unaccessible to the creator or to any other equipment on the local network. The technical support were very helpful but gave me a solution which limited the device features.
Summary: I'm using the NAS to store itunes media files which on the whole it manages to play fairly well. Uploading everything was so slow (about 10MB/s) I'm on windows 7. The access time for the drive is also slow. Moving things within the drive is about 4MB/s which when you consider the speeds you are used to from pc to pc (100MB/s) is frustrating. My advice would be before buying any NAS search the internet for the brand and speed to see the differences you can expect.