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Netgear ReadyNas Pro Pioneer Edition 6-bay High Performance NAS Drive Enclosure with speeds up to 100MBps (Diskless)

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  • 2 x 10/100/1000M
  • 6 Bay

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The Pro Pioneer Edition is the flagship ReadyNAS network attached storage model for advanced home users and media enthusiasts. Placed in the center of your digital home, it will revolutionize your home network both today and tomorrow! Advanced features, high storage capacity and lightning-fast performance let you store, share and protect files and digital media like never before.

  • newegg Gigabit Network Connection The PNDP600E-100NAS features two Gigabit Ethernet ports for up to 10X the speed of most 100M network connections and excellent usability for office and home networks.
  • newegg SATA Hard Drive Support The Pro Pioneer Edition supports up to 6 SATA hard drives so you can save your movies, music, applications and documents for easy sharing and even back up your system.
  • newegg X-RAID2 Technology Netgear's X-RAID2 technology automates the volume expansion as you scale from 1 to more hard drives. With the PNDP600E-100NAS, start with one disk and add additional drives over time without reconfiguring the system and shuffling the data. Just replace your disks one by one with X-RAID2 automatically managing the RAID details for you!
  • newegg Raid Function The RNDP600E-100NAS offers multiple disk storage options, including RAID 0 for optimized hard disk throughput, RAID 1 and its disk mirroring functionality for extra data security, and RAID 5 for enhanced capacity for data reading speed and data security.
  • newegg USB 2.0 Port The RNDP600E-100NAS features three USB 2.0 ports for convenient storage capacity expansion with external storage devices.

Learn more about the Netgear Inc. RNDP600E-100NAS

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 5 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 5 years
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  • Daniel R.
  • 7/22/2013 3:47:38 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsPoor performance and service

Pros: Initially this device functioned as advertised, worked great.

Cons: However, about 9 months after purchase, it developed slow read/write behavior. I put it on the shelf at the time. When I pulled the unit to reactivate it and see if I could figure out the issues (still in progress), Netgear informed me that they were only providing me with a 3 year warranty, not the 5 year warranty that I bought it under. This makes me wary of purchasing more Netgear hardware in the future if they're not going to uphold stated warranties, which is why I'm posting this review so long after the fact.

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  • Chuck C.
  • 9/12/2010 12:17:34 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsUpgrading from stock NV+

Pros: Fantastic network storage appliance. I had the NV+ for 5 years and found it to be a bit slow but a solid little machine. On the old NV+ I upgraded the entire set of 4 hard drives twice during my ownership with out a hitch. This machine is far faster with plenty of CPU left to host dynamic web sites.

Cons: Pretty expensive, but well worth it for the time saved.

Other Thoughts: They should setup a community add-on verification process and allow the units to scan for available 'verified' add-ons.

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  • Jeffery S.
  • 6/21/2010 2:23:27 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsNice once you get it working

Pros: Super fast, lots of servers and services available. Great community forums (check them out before you buy)

Typical transfer rates are 80-100 MBps (love gigabit connections).

Cons: There are few issues to work around.
1. The fan ran at max speed. There was a fix you download off readynas site and switch a cable around inside the unit. now is quite, but for the price shouldn't have to do that.

2. Kept hanging and dropping off the network. A required a cold reboot(unplugging from the wall) to get it up and going again. Found out it was because I used both network ports on the same network. This version does not support load balancing, so it would gum up the dns entries on the router after a while. Just unplugged one of the network ports and it has worked like a charm.

Other Thoughts: Aside from my frustrations above, calling netgear support for issue 2 was rather nice. They offer a long term support which is very pricey. If I was a business owner, then yes in a heartbeat, but not for home use. If you want speed and don't mind the price, this is a great unit to get for your house. If you want to use it for business use, get the business edition instead.

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  • Robert E.
  • 5/1/2010 1:06:43 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Product and User Community

Pros: I currently own ReadyNAS products ranging from the beginning with the X6 and NV+ to their current product, the Pro. I use these products as they were intended as back up systems and as a file/media server for my networked PCs. Setup for me was painless as turning it on with one disk, and sequentially adding the remaining drivese each completed its initialization. I use this product every day as my primary storage. The system works well with both my Windows, Linux and media platforms. In the past I had performance issues using the X6 and NV+ NAS units for anything but nightly backups due to their anemic CPU. With the Pro that is no longer the case. File access is quick and the web page based configuration interface is very responsive. In addition to its primary function as a file server, I have also enabled its built in server functions to stream music and video to my media centers distributed throughout the home over wired and wireless connections. Exp: 2yrs - No failures.

Cons: At twice the price I paid for the NV+, you wouldn't be human if you didn't balk a bit. But then this NAS finally has enough horsepower to do more than just backup files from your PC.
The Pro is a sophisticated file server with many options, as a result, it can be somewhat daunting and time consuming to get its configuration "just right" for your environment. This is not a knock the product but rather the nature of such systems. If want something very simple to setup and use, I would suggest using USB drive(s) and a 3rd party back application for your storage needs.

Other Thoughts: I currently use the Pro with its stock 1GB of RAM and six SAMSUNG Spinpoint F1 HD103UJ 1TB HDD and dedicated UPS. With the NAS connected to an unmanaged 1GE network, and 37% full I get sustained Write/Read access rates of 92/70 MBytes/sec in RAID5, while consuming only 85Watts.

I also cannot stress enough the value of the ReadyNAS forum for either beginners or experts in file servers and embedded systems. The girth of information and experience that has been collected on that site is staggering and valuable. The help from the community is great for those rare cases where you can't find the answer to your specific problem. The forum also has an excellent user developed add-on section with many applications you can add to enhance functionality of the Pro.

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  • Richard G.
  • 4/25/2010 8:58:19 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsI'm a Happy Camper

Pros: * No setup problems whosoever0
* Works as advertised
* Much faster than my NV+ or Terrastation which are being retired for now
* Gigabit network adapter works fine

Cons: Some fan noise but better than frying the drives

Other Thoughts: I initally populated unit with 2 Hitachi 7K2000 2TB drives. Added a 3rd a week later. Took 18 hours to restripe, but operation was flawless .

Still have 3 empty drive slots

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  • Nathan F.
  • 2/25/2010 4:27:06 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

2 out of 5 eggsNot worth the price

Pros: Easy to get started. Fast when it is working. You can bring your disks over from your old NAS (wipe them first). Case is compact and attractive.

Cons: Does not always show up on network, cannot get into interface, requires hard reboots.

Other Thoughts: Given the large price, it should be more reliable.

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  • Jeffery S.
  • 2/10/2010 12:09:30 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsFast with a few quirks

Pros: Very fast (makes full use of Gigabit connect). Plenty of storage with 6 drives. Initial setup is a breeze. Has lots sharing options and servers.

Cons: 1. FAN IS LOUD. Like a frieght train. Netgear has a fix on the readynas community site. You have to open the case, change fan connection and upload a firmware. After this it is very quite and still runs cool, but I should have to do this for a $1200 server.

2. Firmware issues. I updated to the latest firmware and it has some issues with the DLNA server. It stops showing up and stuff, which is no good.

3. Web interface is a little slow sometimes. It works and is easy to use, but sometimes I have to keep refreshing to get it to work.

Other Thoughts: My roomate has the cheaper readynas NV + with 4 drives. Software wise, it is the same. The only advantage this has is faster internal hardware.

On my Readynas Pro my speeds are:
100 MB on read
60-80 MB on write

On my roomated Readynas NV+:
30-40 on read
10-14 on write

If speed is important (you move big around alot), then this is the unit for you. It also nice that you can use 6 drives, so you more storage for let money (1TB drives are cheaper than 2 TB for sure).

Also, get RAID capabile drives. You want drives that will work correctly with SMART sensors. Netgear has list of compatible drives.

Also love the readynas community and forums. Check them out before you buy.

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  • Brooks P.
  • 1/28/2010 2:06:45 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsFantastic device.... while it's working

Pros: When the device is up and running, it's great. There's a good community for support and addons, the web interface is good, support for various protocols (file sharing and file streaming) is good, and more hands-on administration is available via SSH if you are so inclined.

Setup is very simple too. Drives sit nicely, and the unit operates quietly (imo). Transfer speeds are very fast; nas-to-pc they are faster than I've ever been able to obtain pc-to-pc. There's automatic scheduling for backups and also file system checks. It's the real deal.

Cons: Here's the problem - it dies, and it dies hard. I bought a NAS to make my file management easier. It's been nothing but pain and headaches. Within days of ownership, my device died (aka bricked, it wouldn't turn on). I was in the process of adding a 4th drive to the array, and it was restriping to do the expansion. At 16.9% during the expansion, it froze. I could no longer ping it, ssh into it, log in via the web interface, nor did it respond to controls via the device's buttons. I let it sit overnight, hoping it was just having a hard time.

Nope, it was dead. Customer service was extremely painful. In order to get an RMA and a replacement unit, it took 10 phone calls, and multiple hours. That is terrible service. When I got my new device, I just prayed my data wasn't lost. Of course, my data was inaccessible in the new device. 4 weeks of more tech/customer service finally resolved the issue; the NAS formats the drives to ext3,

Other Thoughts: ...continued from cons:

but for some reason my new /etc/fstab had it listed as ext4. Literally it was a 1 character change and my data was back. Unfortunately, now the amount of space was wrong, and no amount of tech support (maybe 5 calls) could figure out why my volume was the wrong size - they said I had to rebuild my volume.

I don't have any spare drives to do the backup, so I go out and buy some new drives for the backup and do that which takes 2 days. After the backup, I start rebuilding the volume. When I add the 4th drive, the volume begins expanding and starts restriping. I come back later and it has frozen at 16.9% again. F my life.

This has been the worst experience I've ever had with any electronic device in my life.

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  • Joe B.
  • 11/26/2009 10:20:36 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsNetgear ReadyNAS Pro

Pros: Have been a super happy ReadyNAS customer for over six years dating back to when Infrant developed this great product. These units never had problems and ran without problems or a reboot for years. I blog about how great they are and recommend them to my team, friends and family.

Cons: It was time to upgrade from one of my ReadyNAS NV+ to the Pro for more capacity. Well, here is where I had many challenges. Basically, the first unit I received - went through my own troubleshooting and a week of daily calls with Netgear support before they RMA'ed the unit. Purchased another one that lasted for a week before it died and was RMA'ed. I decided for my third try to choose the Business Pro (rather than Pioneer.) Got the unit and tried migrating drives from the Pioneer to the Pro, which is what Netgear support told me to do. Bad News as I lost all my data and had to factory default. Thankfully I backup online as well and was able to pull vital data back from the cloud.

Other Thoughts: If you look at all the new NAS manufacturers - they are all aggressively competing for customers. Although Netgear now has a thriving community and good products - they do need to keep an eye on the ball and find ways to support the products better for power users. Today I am frustrated with my experience.

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  • Patrick E.
  • 11/13/2009 5:34:21 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsPerfect for adding storage to your home or small business

Pros: Easy setup, downloading files off it is very fast (Saturates a gigabit connection). Configuring this thing is a breeze. Small Footprint.

Cons: Cost might be a bit more than you could build one for, but not this small.

Other Thoughts: I'm using the Seagate 1.5tb drives and this thing has worked flawlessly for a long time now.

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