Summary: A few more built-in features would sweeten the ReadyNAS’s appeal, but it’s a pretty speedy product with an unconventional method for slapping a ton of storage in an appealing networked configuration. Just watch out for a few of the pain points. And be prepared to shell out extra for drives; the device ships diskless.
Pros: Easy-to-access storage; dynamic RAID configuration; good transfer speeds; ample features; powerful backup scheduling.
Cons: Backup difficult to configure; doesn’t work with all USB storage devices.