Summary: Pairs well with CyberPower 1350VA UPS & Western Digital Red WD30EFRX 3TB Drives
Pros: Works great. Installation is simple if you spend the time to find drives on the hardware compatibility list which is numerous. X-RAID2 is great. Support. Using DLNA service I am able to run videos, pictures, and music on it through my Sony Blu-Ray players. Also the add-ons are awesome.
Cons: Not the 6 disk version, wish I had paid for the extra space since X-Raid2 makes expanding the volume so easy.
Summary: I am looking to replace my DNS-343 (older NAS) because I want to move to 3-4 TB drives. Now my only decision is whether to get the ReadyNas 4 bay Plus or the ReadyNas 6 Bay Plus. The 6 bay is pretty darn expensive, even over the 4 bay.
Pros: Have owned this unit since November 2011. It just works. It just works. Did I mention that it just works? I installed 4 3TB drives (Hitachi GST Deskstar 0S03230) into the unit when I first purchased it. Set it up as X-RAID2 becuase it sounded cool (better upgradability than straight RAID 5). The ...
Cons: 1. Price? But as with most things you get what you pay for. 2. It does collect a lot of dust. Blew it completely out with an air compressor after a year and a LOT of dust came out. But not suprising since it sits there running 24/7. That and my house is pretty dusty (2 big dogs).
Summary: Tayedrummer should drop his tech level meter a couple notches. Did you see that little bag of screws that came with the unit? Well, they're to attach the drives to the drive trays. Hard drives have two ways of mounting - on the side or bottom. Take a look at the bottom of the trays.
Pros: Quick transfers that fully utilize a gigabit network. Has many addons that are very useful and can handle many of the tasks my HTPC was taking care of. I populated the unit with 4x 3TB WD Red drives. These are on Netgear's hardware compatibility list and have some NAS specific features.
Summary: Very satisfied so far. This seems like a real winner of a NAS. Just remember that RAID is NOT a backup! You need to BACK this and any other RAID device up to external drives or another network location, if you use this as primary storage!
Pros: Was very surprised how easy this was to set up, contrary to some other opinions. I didn't expect that, based on other reviews. I do have a high technical knowledge, but still, this was a pleasure to set up. Just dropped in 4 2TB hard drives and let it do its magic. The device took literally about...
Cons: No major cons so far. I've only had it for two days, but I'm slamming it right now with terabytes of data. So far, so good. If I were to criticize this at all so far, it might be the UI of the interface... which is a bit dated. But it does what it is supposed to do, and appears very stable. And h...
Summary: Coming from the world of big iron servers and storage systems I was somewhat skeptical of these types of NAS devices. The RNDP400U is a refreshing surprise in that it does all that Netgear says it is supposed to do and more!
Summary: NETGEAR ReadyNAS Ultra 4 Plus Network Attached Storage (RNDP400U) Purchased this unit with four 2TB recommended Western Digital Caviar Green disks. Installation was a snap. Just a matter of screwing disks to the mounts, plug them in, and push start. Chose X-RAID2 for simplicity.
Summary: I bought one of the first ReadyNAS devices about 10 years ago when the company manufacturing them was Infrant. Netgear acquired Infrant a few years ago, but the products look almost the same with only hardware improvements along the way. I just upgraded a couple months ago to this version.
Summary: This is the third Readynas that I own and never had a problem with any of them. I test one feature at a time and thus far they have all passed. The GUI is always available. The Raidar always detects my Readynas.
Summary: I have been using ReadyNAS devices for several years. I bought this to replace my 5 year old NV+ and give myself a little more space. Unfortunately I failed to read the specs before I ordered. The PLUS line does not support Active Directory integration which is a requirement for me.
Summary: I had a 1 TB drive dedicated to music and video storage. In addition, I was setting up my audiophile home theater system and wanted to replace my iTunes 128k mp3 files with much larger lossless FLAC files. I was running out of space, so I started looking for a server to use as a media server.