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Netgear RND4425
4.6* out of 10

Netgear RND4425

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Overall 4
4.0

Very disappointed

Kirk T., Newegg
22 February 2008
  • Summary: I really, really wanted this to work. And I'm somewhat confident that it's possible to get similar speeds (though those who've quoted read/write speeds are still lower than what I get on my file server). I don't, however, want to mess with it.
  • Pros: Easy set up Browser-based administration Multiple RAID levels Newegg's service
  • Cons: Performance was abysmal. I purchased the NAS to replace a home-grown file server. However, after trying the various options -- firmware upgrades/downgrades, different protocols, reinstalling the system twice, verifying the performance with IOMeter, and so on -- I couldn't get it past 8 MB/s reads...
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Overall 10
10

Don't be fooled

Edward S., Newegg
7 December 2007
  • Summary: While the EMC software isn't that great, I was using Acronis and it works flawlessly with this product.
  • Pros: Extremely fast. If someone says it's slow they are doing something wrong. 33mb/s write speed and 39mb/s read over the network. Extremely easy to setup and admin. It has a ton of extra feature most won't use but will be glad are available. The best thing of all? Hardware Raid. Unlike most NAS unit...
  • Cons: The backup software is difficult to setup unless, you know someone from EMC.
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Overall 6
6.0

NOT fast

Scott L., Newegg
12 October 2007
  • Summary: Setup by countless GUI screens does not allow a backup of the config for restoration on a replacement unit. I'd budget in a 5th drive; just pull one when you get it and order (from NewEgg of course) an identical drive. Does not work with WD 320GB external USB. Next time will build my own RAID 5 box.
  • Pros: Very impressive to just yank out a drive and see it all continue to work. Timed backups are terrific. Forum support actually gets you to tier three engineers. Emails you when there are problems. Best for backup of primary drives, not AS primary drives.
  • Cons: Simple first test: Copy from PC to external USB drive. Then copy from PC to NAS. The winner is: USB! By a lot. Yes, this is WITH gigabit NICs and jumbo frames. Read their forums and you'll see lots about performance; not as advertised. Click on a share with thousands of files and get ready for Wi...
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Overall 6
6.0

Great Hardware - Blah Support

Matthew V., Newegg
24 August 2007
  • Summary: I'd give the hardware a 5 and the support a 2. I may end up buying another one for work despite how annoyed I am at Netgear.
  • Pros: It fast and the web interface is easy to use. The display on the front is handier than I thought it would be.
  • Cons: System claimed a drive failed after a week of use. It now looks like it was some kind of system hiccup and not a drive failure. Has worked fine since then. Netgear's tech support were nice guys, but they have very little technical knowledge of the product, since they have only recently bought the...
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