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NETGEAR ReadyNAS 102 (RN10200-100NAS) Diskless System Network Storage

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
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  • Evelyn J.
  • 3/20/2014 7:47:34 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

This review is from: NETGEAR ReadyNAS 102 (RN10200-100NAS) Diskless System Network Storage

Pros: iSCSI support

Works great on my Server 2012 R2 As a iSCSI target for rolling backups. and fast! 80-90MB/s write speed over network.

Very well made will buy another!

Cons: None

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  • Charles G.
  • 2/26/2014 7:58:58 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsHope your power doesn't go out

This review is from: NETGEAR ReadyNAS 102 (RN10200-100NAS) Diskless System Network Storage

Pros: I'm a IT profession and like Netgear products and there is alot to like about this unit.
This product has a lot of feature that make it very desirable. I actually like the NAS a lot when it is up and running. You can setup backups, remote access, support various protocols. Just a very good Network Storage Unit in general.

Cons: The idea of having a NAS and RAID is that you don't loss data. Well I have had my unit 6 months now with 3 power outages and every time I get a blinking blue light. Hook it to a Unix box and says partition is corrupt. Windows has no idea how to deal with the drives. Netgear has several recovery process, but none work. All 3 times I would of loss my data if I didn't have backups.

I'm really disappoint in Netgear on this one. I get a update on the NAS about once a month and they still have not fixed the issue.

Other Thoughts: I have a very expensive paper weight now. I can not trust this unit. If they can fix the issue with power outage / partition corruption. I would love this unit. But as it stands I would never by it again.

Manufacturer Response:

Hi Charles,

We stand behind ReadyNAS, and want to ensure that your data is kept as safe as possible. We'd like to work directly with you on this issue to determine what happened. Please get in touch with us at as soon as you can.



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  • James R.
  • 12/2/2013 11:11:05 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsready?nas RN10200

This review is from: NETGEAR ReadyNAS 102 (RN10200-100NAS) Diskless System Network Storage

Pros: Price

Cons: Had to return the first one, because I granted "remote access" to one of their technicians, and after I shut it down, it wouldn't allow me access to it. Could have been my fault..., but I was only following their instructions. The second NAS is working, but I've had to re-install over 60 Gb of files after another tech session with them.

Other Thoughts: Not as easy to configure as they say. I'm NOT a network engineer, but from their advertisements I didn't think I needed to be! I'm sure it's a good product and I have just had bad luck. Good luck to you!

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  • Gary V.
  • 10/26/2013 9:58:08 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

2 out of 5 eggsNot awful

This review is from: NETGEAR ReadyNAS 102 (RN10200-100NAS) Diskless System Network Storage

Pros: Hardware: Very solid and well built. It's a little desk tank.

Software: Its pretty. Very simple to use. App add-ons available.

Performance: Good transfer speeds.

Cons: Hardware: None.

Software: While it is easy on the eyes, it lacks a lot of features I would have liked to have.
1. Numbered files are not listed sequentially. 1, 11, 100 instead of 1, 2, 3 etc. Very annoying.
2. Compared to other ReadyNAS units, there are not may apps available.
3. Performance monitor only shows the temperatures of the CPU and HD's and the RPM's of the fan. The fan is not adjustable and NO network or file transfer monitor. There is currently no add-on for this either.
4. Editing file names in the browser is easy but slow. You need to click on each of the files. Doing this in Windows Explorer is much faster but Most of the time, it says the file is in use and you cannot change the name so you are pretty much forced to do it in the browser.
5. Netgear Genie Marketplace does not work at or load at all. I assume because the marketplace has zero compatible apps for this model.

Performance: No performance cons. Seems to run very solid.

Other Thoughts: If you want a budget NAS and don't care to monitor it, this can be a decent unit. Easy setup and it works. All of my complaints are due to personal preference. Seems like the 10200 is the forgotten about stepchild. Maybe I ask too much of a cheaper unit.

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  • Tim A.
  • 9/24/2013 8:47:03 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsAbsolute TRASH!

This review is from: NETGEAR ReadyNAS 102 (RN10200-100NAS) Diskless System Network Storage

Pros: None

Cons: Does not work. Only shows one hard drive. Slot 1 NEVER works - only Slot 2. Switch HDs and only Slot 2 works. Tried 2 NAS boxes (thought the first one was just bad). Returning everything to Newegg...

Other Thoughts: Skip this and buy a real NAS box. This is a piece of junk.

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  • David G.
  • 7/28/2013 11:41:19 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsvery frustrated -

This review is from: NETGEAR ReadyNAS 102 (RN10200-100NAS) Diskless System Network Storage

Pros: Form Factor, low noise, great potential

Cons: just doesn't live up to the potential or advertised features. Apps don't install, hidden folders are un manageable by the admin, software is beta at best, and the unit is not ready for prime time

Other Thoughts: I am a HUGE Netgear fan and a consumer level user. I've owned a ReadyNAS Duo for 5+ years, and have been extremely happy with it.

I bought the ReadyNAS 102 to leverage the new features of the remote access and updated speed, however this has been nothing but a frustrating experience and the product just does not work.

I've been on the phone with level 2 and level 3 support since I've purchased this unit, and I still have tickets open that are un-resolved. Over 50 hours with them to date!

Just some issues:

Hidden Private Share Issue -
First, I created 4 accounts, one for each of my family members, using their first names, which happens to be the same user account name on the shared computer we use. The ready nas immediately creates a hidden private share that the user can only see. This would not be so bad, but the Admin account has no access to it, cannot edit it or maintain it, and any data that is in this folder is inaccessible to be maintained. As the administrator, this renders those shares useless.

After HOURS on the phone with level 2 support, they admit that this is a feature that needs to be updated, as it's an option on older models. In the meantime, I'm unable to create the shares I need to for my family, as I can't have data placed on the disc drives that I'm not able to access.

Apps not installing -
The confusing app store, which was changed recently with a firmware update, is still not working, and there are few if any descriptions on what you are trying to install.

Cloud/Remote access-
These features are spotty at best. First, there are many different ways to access the shares remotely which at first seems great, however there is no clear explanation on what the differences are between these avenues, and to make matters worse, they seem incomplete (oh, and don't expect any solid documentation given the constant firmware updates. If you don't understand network and storage security protocols, Netgear does little to explain what the options are on this unit, however they give you all the power. I liken it to getting plopped into the pilots seat of a F15 in flight and being told to land it. You're going to hit the ground one way or another, just if your going to live or not) For example, when I use the readyNAS app to access my shares over my iPad, I actually get to my shares (very slowly, but I get to them), which is great. I drill down to my photos folder, and I get a list of files. All good, until I click on the picture file... the app CAN'T PREVEIW THE PICTURE!!!! Seriously? I have 50 pictures in a folder I wanted to show, and I needed to download each one to my ipad to view it. What a complete waste.

Summary (other issues but too numerous for here)
The unit has potential, but this is not ready for prime time. It seems that Netgear pushed this out before testing it in the real world and as a loyal customer, I'm baffled and will start to look at what else is in the market, as th

Manufacturer Response:

Hi zogster,

We are very sorry to hear that ReadyNAS did not meet your expectations and we are doing everything within our power to improve the user experience not only for you, but for all our ReadyNAS users. This week (8/19) we will be releasing the a ReadyNAS OS 6.1 firmware update that allows the admin to toggle on/off home folders; hopefully this resolves the frustrations you describe below. In addition, last month we overhauled the app experience with our 6.0.8 firmware update. Most apps have been moved inside the GUI, which means you are no longer dependent on marketplace access. This change has resolved issues related to download time-outs and disappearing downloads. In addition, our app library has been expanding rapidly and I’m confident you will be pleased at the sheer number of useful apps currently available.

Finally, we are hard at work on a unified ReadyCLOUD mobile app that will address all of the remote issues/confusion you express below. ReadyNAS currently offers the easiest remote access solution of any NAS on the market with ReadyCLOUD through browsers and ReadyNAS Remote through your iOS or Android device. However, we are always seeking to streamline the experience and a new ReadyCLOUD mobile app will do just that. It is scheduled to be available mid-September 2013. If you have any additional issues, please feel free to contact us directly at Thank you.

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  • Jimmy P.
  • 7/7/2013 6:42:48 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsTakes some Work to get Going

This review is from: NETGEAR ReadyNAS 102 (RN10200-100NAS) Diskless System Network Storage

Pros: This is the best product in its price class when you compare hardware to hardware. I installed two 3TB WD Reds into this NAS after they were formatted in Windows(see Other Thoughts)
1. Supports Cloud
2. Supports Dropbox

Cons: Documentation!!! Or lack of it. There is a setup guide; but, if your having problems be prepared to find the forums and do lots of reading. Luckily, I was able to figure out how to get my ReadyNAS up and going by reading in the forums; but, not about the same issues I was having. I'm tech savy enough I figured it out. But if your not tech savy save youself some time and buy one of these units w/ the pre installed hard disk.
1. Cloud User/ Local User?? Whats the difference. Ugg
2. Only one DROP BOX for all users to share. Huh?? So I have to sync everyone else's junk to my machine to use the Dropbox feature. Uh NO!
3. The countless # of Login Names and Passwords is ridiculous., ReadyNas,.com, Cloud User, Local User, Admin. I need PC just to remember all the stupid User names and Passwords.
4. The USB ports and eSATA ports appear to be INPUTS only. I backed up around 1TB of data and had to do it over a wireless connection. I was really hoping to plug this in to my USB 3.0 and have it done in a flash. Instead it took roughly 10 hours!! UGGGG!!

Other Thoughts: I had to do a factory reset so this unit would find the HDD's I installed.(Find the reset pinhole on the back cover, depress the button inside w/ a paperclip or ink pen while you power the unit on. All the LED lights in the front will start blinking, Go watch a movie or something and come back when they have stopped blinking)
So Now all my stuff is backed up in a RAID 1 array. Joy!! :-(

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  • David H.
  • 6/22/2013 3:27:30 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsReadynas cloud

This review is from: NETGEAR ReadyNAS 102 (RN10200-100NAS) Diskless System Network Storage

Pros: Received , wanted to setup replicate between my other nas servers using this one for offsite backup. took a bit to get the replicate working but with the help of netgear support that happened and I am very happy with the out come.

Cons: No cons would purchase again.

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  • Paul B.
  • 5/31/2013 7:23:47 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBuggy OS

This review is from: NETGEAR ReadyNAS 102 (RN10200-100NAS) Diskless System Network Storage

Pros: Great products. Have been using Netgear Readynas at work for years. Just bought two new Readynas to replace the old ones.

Cons: Purchased this solely for the purpose of using the Rsync to copy files from the Office to home for backup storage. Can't get the rsync to work like in the old Readynas boxes I have. Have a ticket into support they said they are going to have to replicate the problem in the lab and get back to me.

Other Thoughts: once they get the bugs worked out of OS 6.0.6 should be a great system.

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  • Robert P.
  • 5/27/2013 3:43:55 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsNot even ready for beta testing

This review is from: NETGEAR ReadyNAS 102 (RN10200-100NAS) Diskless System Network Storage

Pros: Price, build, networking abilities

Cons: OS 6 firmware is buggy and in some instances won't even support the features Netgear advertises it is capable of. See other thoughts...

Other Thoughts: The Bottom Line:

Netgear: As a systems administrator, I’ve used and supported your switches and routers for years, but this product is abisimal. I wasted several days’ time and labor troubleshooting the buggy firmware, and attempting to get help from Tech Support. SHAME ON YOU!

Prospective buyer: RUN, don’t walk away from this product and any ReadyNAS product using OS 6, as they are not even ready for beta testing let alone a production environment!


The OS 6 firmware isn’t even ready for beta testing as it is riddled with bugs and features that don’t even work. For instance, you can’t create additional Administrator accounts, so if you want to designate others to manage the system, you all have to share the same Administrator account and password! This is completely contrary to best practice security procedures. Then there’s the problem where you can’t access any file shares from the cloud unless you are logged in as an Administrator. That’s not a typo! A Standard User account won’t see any of the shares, and thus, users can’t access their files. What’s the point of making files available to the cloud if users can’t even have access to them? Given these two MAJOR flaws, the only way you could get this unit to work (and any other ReadyNAS unit that uses OS 6) and allow users to access their files is to let them all share the sole Administrator account. But then you run the risk of inexperienced users inadvertently deleting files, deleting folders, changing global system settings, and even deleting entire volumes and their backups.

I opened a trouble ticket with Netgear and after detailing the problems with the firmware with the tech, and was promised someone would get back to me within 72 hours. After four days of not hearing anything, I called Tech Support again and this time I was told that they acknowledged the nature of my problems and agreed that it was system-wide flaw that would have to be addressed with a new firmware release. The tech wanted to escalate the problem to his engineers, and once again was promised someone would get back to me within 72 hours. After waiting another four days, I called Tech Support back again and informed them I was going to RMA the unit since Netgear was unresponsive to me and this problem.

Since then, Netgear released a new firmware, v6.0.6, and according to its release notes, still hasn’t addressed these major flaws along with numerous others that I haven’t mentioned here due to space constraints.

Netgear is new to the storage marketplace, and is trying to compete with Synology. Unfortunately, Netgear is late to the game, is sorely lacking, and is trying to play catch-up. Synology has a much more robust product line that is loaded with amazing features that actually work. I’m writing this now using their DS212J which worked right out of the box as advertised. Their documentation is superb, and they even have numerous YouTube videos to help you.

You’ve been forewarned!

Manufacturer Response:

We are sorry your experience did not live up to expectations. Your candid feedback and the devotion in the past is appreciated. The ReadyNAS platform (current and previous generations) has never supported multiple administration accounts and this is the first time it has been raised as a deficiency. For cloud access to files through ReadyCLOUD, you are correct that that access is currently restricted to individuals with admin credentials. Individual user access through ReadyCLOUD is on the product roadmap and will be released as part of future firmware update.

Users do have full remote access to files (as dictated by admin permissions) when using the ReadyNAS Remote client. This client is available for PC. Mac, Linux, iOS and Android. While ReadyCLOUD may not have multi-user access at this time, with simple browser-based access requiring only a username and password (client-less, with no complex NAS, router or dynamic DNS configuration necessary) there isn’t an easier solution on the market for accessing NAS data remotely.

We agree that your support experience was unacceptable, and are conducting an internal audit to determine what might have contributed to the delayed response times. Based on our ongoing internal review of support cases, your experience was very much the exception to how things are typically handled by our support team.

Although we often seem to have better brand recognition in home networking, we have been in the storage business for over 10 years. Also, Gartner Research recently recognized NETGEAR as having shipped more NAS storage than any other vendor in the world for the 3rd straight year (“Market Share: Network-Attached Storage/Unified Storage, Worldwide, 2012”).

We are disheartened at your decision to go with another storage solution. However, current and prospective users will be happy to know an ever-expanding library of how-to videos and documentation can be found on

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