Summary: Got one of these about a couple of years ago and its worked well. Mine is a v1 (SPARC architecture), and as such, it is limited by hardware to a maximum of 2TB drives. If you are adventurous and attempt to use 3TB drives, they are only recognized as 750GB, so you can't even use them in a pinch if...
Summary: I won't repeat much of what's already been said in the other reviews in other pages, but to summarise, I've been using this ReadyNAS for over 3 - 4 years now, so my review is based on proper hectic usage rather than out-of-the-box or 1 month usage.
Summary: I own two NV+ v1 boxes for the last three years. It's a great (but slow) product with lots of features and functional add-ons. One of my boxes is dedicated for media streaming and usually ON during the 6pm-2am timeframe. The other box is just for backups.
Summary: I purchased this same model when it was manufactured as Infrant. I purchased that one in 2007. I shouldn't say anything, lest I jinx it, but it has been humming along steadily ever since. I purchased this Netgear version in early 2011.
Summary: I have an Infrant ReadyNAS NV that has served as a file server for my household as well as a music streaming server for my SlimDevices Squeezebox. It has been running continuously since mid-2006. The USB backup has functioned perfectly.
Summary: Would not recommend this product if you are planning on using disk mirrors. I purchased this to replace a HP Media server. Going back to the Media server based on performance of this unit. Write times are very slow when you set up disk mirrors on this device, I am using 7200rpm drives in this unit.
Summary: I bought this to use it to store video files for my media center system, I installed four 2TB Western Digital Cavier Green Hard drives. I immediately was having performance issues, so I replaced my D-Link gigabit switch for a Netgear GS724T-300 - ProSafe® 24-port Gigabit Smart Switch which was on...
Summary: I've been using an NV+ for 3 1/2 years. Originally with four Seagate 500s and now with four 1.5 TB drives. It's never once failed which of course is very good. But I can't speak for its recovery abilities. Overall I'm very pleased.
Summary: Tons of space to store all the pictures and music and everything else. I feel a lot better now about the safety of my data after nearly losing everything from a faulty USB drive sitting next to my machine. After that I didn't think I could put a price on more security.
Summary: The ReadyNAS is a wonderful idea - abundant storage available on your network without requiring an additional computer. Additionally, this unit supports a wealth of streaming media protocols (e.g. iTunes, RTSP, etc.) and the standard services you'd want in a server (FTP, HTTP, rsync).