Michael SEO "Michael's Reviews to benefit mankind :D", Amazon
26 February 2014
Summary: Netgear is a strange company. The box looks nice, the hardware seems capable but Netgear has officially put this NAS and several others on the "legacy hardware" list. This means that are not capable of running their just recently released new operating system that runs on equipment inferior to this...
Summary: I purchased a 2 bay, and have two 3 TB drives connected. I was very pleased with it's easy setup, sleek software, and available services out of the box, as well as it's easy to update and addon features, and email feedback, I purchased a 4 bay version as well - and am pleased with that one too.
A fast and solid performer, but may already be obsolete.
Amazon Customer, Amazon
9 July 2013
Summary: The Ultra 2 plus is fast and quiet, but generates more heat than I expected, especially when using the HGST Ultrastar 3.5-Inch 3TB 7200RPM SATA III hard disks. Configuring some of the add-on software has been problematic, but thankfully Netgear's documentation is adequate to get me through most of...
Spending extra 100 for Synology is more than worth the hours and frustration.
10 year Tech, Amazon
6 November 2012
Summary: Netgear devices just don't do or perform the way they claim. That's been my experience for many years as a tech and Consultant. I've used the ReadyNas and ReadyNas v2 (and others at supported offices) frequently. ReadyNas loses connection frequently and has to be rebooted.
Summary: I bought this unit to upgrade from a ReadyNas Duo I have been using for a few years. I wish I can say the installation process was spotless but no, I almost erase all my data! The setup didn't recognize the disk formatted in the X-raid of the previous ReadyNas, or if it did, it was not clear enough...
Summary: So far it has been great, I have absolutely no complaints, the only reason I am not giving it five stars is that I have used it only for a month so far, and the quality of a NAS relies on its ability to handle HD breakdowns, which likely will not happen for a while. Delivery was great.
Summary: Been running this now for two months and it works perfectly. I don't load it much but I have played with a number of features and best of all there have been no problems! I had trouble initially with a pair of 2GB Hitachi deskstar drives ordered from Amazon.
Summary: Ok, so I bought this to replace my old 250 GB external hard drive. First, I must say I'm not too techie, but I do know a bit more about computers than the average person. I like the idea of having a "drive" that everybody who is connected on my network can use.
Summary: This was my second netgear, but my first x86 box. I absolutely love it. It is my media server and my network storage. It completes me. Add ons are great, though you want to be careful about the community add ons.