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Netgear RND4000
4.9 out of 10

Netgear RND4000

ReadyNAS NV+ was designed specifically for home offices, small Read more

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Reviews and Problems with Netgear RND4000

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Overall 6
6.0

Great Unit - Poor Customer Service

Randall Thomas, Amazon
6 January 2012
  • 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.
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Overall 6
6.0

All plug-in's don't work..

William S., Newegg
10 December 2011
  • Pros: Plug and play. Simply install drives and setup is pretty straight forward.
  • Cons: I purchased this after seeing wanting to use ReadyNAS Photos II plugin... I didn't realize that the model I purchased is a SPARC architecture and does not support Photos II... Just be careful of what plugins you want to use and all should be fine.
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Overall 6
6.0

Dies before the hard drives

Dennis R., Newegg
13 September 2011
  • Summary: I loved this thing until the day it died.
  • Pros: Awesome file server capabilities, web server, dlna, unpnp, all that Jazz. Xraid works well.
  • Cons: Died (burned up) after just 2.5 years. Noticed burning smell and it was shutdown, would not restart. All the hd's were still fine. If this is as long as they last, I feel like I would be better off with a usb hard disk for a back up. The point of the RAID system is to ensure against disk failure....
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Overall 6
6.0

Works great until you have a disk failure

Alfonzo, Amazon
14 July 2011
  • 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.
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Overall 6
6.0

Better when it was Infrant

Chad Everett, Amazon
14 July 2011
  • 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.
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Overall 6
6.0

Fantastic reliability and ease of use

Mr. S. Greadly, Amazon
14 July 2011
  • 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.
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Overall 6
6.0

Limited to 2TB drives (v1 only)

Steve Bruno, Amazon
13 July 2011
  • 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...
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Overall 6
6.0

Slow when using disk mirrors

bucketmouth, Amazon
10 May 2011
  • 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.
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Overall 6
6.0

Nice Package, but very slow transfer rates

Mark Potter, Amazon
9 May 2011
  • 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...
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Overall 6
6.0

so-so unit

Victor G., Newegg
6 May 2011
  • Summary: If you go with "flexraid" option (aka raid 5) you can not assign a hot spare drive later on without deleting the volume (and data) . that is kinda stupid... I would not use this in a product environment. home use, sure...
  • Pros: Low wattage, all in one system, has raid 5.
  • Cons: So far I have 2 cons to report. 1) the "compatible" WD20EARS drives are not compatible. I initially purchased 3 WD20EARS drives to use, but it ended up killing the unit (firmware update did not go well) The replacement unit had the same issues, but instead of reloading the firmware and killing th...
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