Digital media grows exponentially everyday - photos, music, videos, documents, and so on. Connected homes need a reliable, affordable and simple storage solution that will centralize all multimedia content and make it accessible anytime, anywhere, and on any screen.
The ReadyNAS Ultra Family is a series of powerful network attached storage (NAS) with built-in media server capabilities that allow advanced home users to store, share, and protect their digital assets with confidence. The ReadyNAS Ultra Plus series offers the highest performance in NETGEAR’s home storage lineup, up to 30% more performance than the ReadyNAS Ultra series. These diskless models are designed for home users who want maximum performance, and the ability to customize their own affordable and easy-to-manage storage solution.
DOA had to pay shipping
Pros: Netgear bought the readynas from Infrant Technologies and since then, the product has significantly increased in quality and support.
Cons: NAS was dead on arrival and I had to pay the return shipping!
Other Thoughts: Spent so much money with newegg over the past 6 years the least they could do is give me free return shipping on items that are defective. This is definately my last time shopping here.
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Pros: I bought this unit from NewEgg May 2011 and have had no issues. I am using Seagate "green" 2TB approved drives and they are working well. I've filled all bays with the same drive and the unit automatically builds with no problem. Speed is excellent even with the 5900rpm drives
Cons: It's expensive, but you get what you pay for.
Other Thoughts: Definitely read and be careful what drives you use in this unit. Only tested and approved drives should be used, so keep this in mind if you think you're going to stick in any drive and it will work. It won't. Follow Netgear's recommendations and you'll be good to go. I use this as a home NAS and opted for the slower Seagate 2TN green drives, but it's so fast I do not see the need for faster drives.
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Unreliable - Avoid
Pros: Very high capacity, many RAID options, extensive services and capabilities, relatively low power consumption, nice drive swap capability.
Cons: High false failure rate on drives, sluggish administrative interface, error prone BIOS updates.
Other Thoughts: The unit has a tendency to report SMART drive failures when no drive failure has occurred. The drives used are supported 2TB drives.
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“I bought this unit from NewEgg May 2011 and have had no issues. I am using Seagate "green" 2TB approved drives and ...”— BitMaster 3/7/2012
“NAS was dead on arrival and I had to pay the return shipping!”— 7/6/2012