Working pretty good so far (read this for simple setup instructions)
AMAZIN FAN, Amazon
5 January 2011
Summary: Here are the steps you need to execute to get this device up and running, quite simple. I got the diskless system from pcnation. Pretty decent price. Connected power and ethernet and plugged in two 2TB drives Recognized it right away. Next, I placed the CD into my PC - and installed the Netgear software RAIDar onto my PC. Started RAIDar from my PC, it found the NAS right away.
Summary: Equipment: Netgear RND4000-100NAS ReadyNAS NV+ 4-Bay Desktop Network Storage (No Disk) 4 @ Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 1 TB SATA 32 MB Cache Bulk/OEM Hard Drive ST31000333AS Setup: I recently setup the ReadyNAS NV+ on my home gigabit network with 4TB of post installed Seagate hard drives. Typically I'm a WD person but the Amazon goldbox deal of $80/ea was just too good to pass up.
Summary: Had a unit a couple of years ago and found it really good, used another and it was going fine until the PSU went dead last week, just inside the 12 month warranty period so bit lucky there, the first one is still going fine and that is a stunning bit of kit cant fault it....
Summary: Arrived to time scales promised. Plugged in four Samsung 1Gb HD103SJ hard drives. Used the Netgear X-Raid. Took a while to sync but no problems. Fitted 1Gb Ethernet 4 port hub to network to improve network access speeds. SyncToy struggles but FreeFileSync works well keeping file backups up to date. ReadyNAS Photo is excellent and has allowed me to easily share photos of daughters wedding. ReadyDLNA works well.
Summary: This is a strong sturdy unit. I added 4 x 2TB samsung drives and upgraded the RAM as suggested by the reviewers. It works very well and I use the remote access using the Ready NAS Application. The only issue is the remote access requires installation of the already NAS application on the remote machine which require administrator priviledges.
Summary: After a lot of research I decided to jump in and buy the NetGear ReadyNas NV+ to act as tertiary backup and to store a lot of my DVDs on. Currently, a lot of my DVDs are hogging space on the main hard drive, and they really don't need to there, as I have the original DVDs anyway. This saves space on the main hard drive and on the normal backup and Timemachine drives.
If "setting a static IP" and "submasks" do not mean a thing to you, better stay away!
Mrs. A. Pinteaux "A. Bergman", Amazon
15 July 2009
Summary: I understand this is a high end product. I also dig that in theory this is a fab product, it can do all sorts of stuff for you. But if you are like me, that "setting static IP" and "submasks" do not figure in your regular vocabulary, you should think twice whether this is the right storage solution for you.
Summary: Great product, very solid and I think certainly supports the "you get what you pay for" idea. I would have given it 5 stars if the initial install instructions were just a little clearer - I started it up and ended up with only 2Tb of storage rather than 4. I had to reboot and re-initialise the raid volume. Other than that its all very good and the built in media server is easy to setup.