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NETGEAR ReadyNAS Duo v2 2-bay (diskless) w/ 3 yr warranty (RND2000-200NAS)

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  • 1.6GHZ Marvell processor
  • Diskless
  • 2 x USB 3.0, 1x USB 2.0
  • RAID 0, 1
  • ReadyNAS Photos II application
  • 3 year warranty

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years
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  • Jim G.
  • 2/20/2014 4:47:13 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Great little NAS box. I used it for a while with a 3TB Seagate (ST3000DM001 - it was on their compatible drives list). Bought a second 3TB 6 months later, and it created a RAID-1.

I mostly use it as a media streamer, the built-in DLNA works fine for that.

Gigabit ethernet port on the back is speedy. Transfer rates of 40-60 MB/sec reported by rsync.

Internally runs Linux, easy to get ssh/shell access and poke around.

Supports NFS and rsync, making backups from my Linux box very quick. The Time Machine target is helpful to backup the girlfriend's laptop.

Low power - less than 1 watt disks powered down, about 12 watts with disks active.

Cons: Slow CPU. Too slow for something like Plex Media Server, the CPU takes days to finish indexing all the data, and is so slow to serve up a file that my PS3 times out. The built-in DLNA server works fine, however.

Disks keep spinning back up after about 5 minutes, but this may be due to some device trying to wake up the NAS.

The number of add-ins available is disappointingly low.

Collects a surprising amount of dust!

Other Thoughts: Haven't really used the one-touch backups yet. Plugged in a wireless keyboard receiver from a dead keyboard to keep dust out of the front USB port.

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  • Paul E.
  • 1/28/2014 12:20:16 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSo far so great!

Pros: Got this recently at a killer deal, which made it easy to pull the trigger.

I had two WD 2TB RED drives sitting around (never used) so once I popped them in, the ReadyNAS went to work formatting them.

Install process was smooth and easy. Updated firmware and got everything configured in under an hour.

Transferred about 800GB to the device over the next day (100MB network, getting around 10-12MB/s).

My LG smart TV recongnized the NAS instantly and plays everything on it smooth as silk over WiFi (802.11n). Including MKV, 3D, etc.

Device is small, quiet, and looks to be pretty sturdy.

Cons: Documentation is lacking I guess, but nothing seemed too difficult to understand using common sense.

Other Thoughts: If these go on sale again I'd probably pick up another one.

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  • Michael L.
  • 7/19/2013 10:36:08 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsRocky Start... Ok so far..

Pros: ReadyNAS reputation and speed of NAS were the selling points for me. I am upgrading from my Dlink DNS-321 NAS for better throughput performance as the DNS-321 has a gigabit interface but the internals only really support the need for a 100Mb/s interface. My transfer B/W is about 3-5MB/s... Time to upgrade and with the price on Newegg I pulled the trigger

Cons: Documentation is bit a weak which I rarely go to unless I have a problem but in this case it was a rocky start as with my Dlink it was a put the drives in, plug it in and off and go to the webpages to start the process of configuring the NAS. In the case of the ReadyNAS I was using a 3TB WD Green Caviar drive that was a pull from a PC. I got the dreaded "Corrupt Root" in the status with a solid blue led indicator in the RAIDar utility SW. The documentation doesn't indicate what solid blue means as the HTML doc has it as a blinking blue. Doing some web searches I came up with deleting the volume and then trying again ... I did do this and came result. I then tried to do a factory reset on the NAS with the drive installed. It was suppose to update the firmware and then wipe the disk as well to it's format. No dice again as it reported "Corrupt Root". Finally, I called Netgear support and was put into the infinite queue... after about 10mins of no muzak but silence I hung up. One last try before I go an RMA with Newegg and I did the reset process again after AGAIN putting the drive into my windows system and doing a create volume and then delete volume in the disk manager. Put it back into the ReadyNAS... same thing "Corrupt Root". I then executed the factory reset and presto magic! It booted and came online.

Other Thoughts: I have read online that others had similar experience that I had. Can't say that I am so impressed with the startup experience. I am in the process of transferring over my Dlink NAS contents to the ReadyNAS. Hope the ReadyNAS lasts... my Dlink is great... just slow...

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  • CO-AX T.
  • 7/1/2013 7:45:13 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsNot for business

Pros: Solid structure, good transfer rate, still works after one year.
It was a good price on sale

Cons: Adding to a domain is not easy. Assigning folder permission does not work correctly.
Interface is not up to par.

Other Thoughts: I am on firmware 5.3.8 and standard features that come with Synology are not present on ReadyNAS.

This NAS would probably work fine for home use but not for office with a windows domain and a few users.

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  • David C.
  • 5/1/2013 12:27:06 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsFunctional

Pros: As my first NAS, I had experienced network storage at work and school, but never at home. I was very surprised to find that this little box got the job done on many account. Now I have my itunes/etc backed up (and mirrored) using 2x2TB drives without ever having to do much more than point my applications to the IP. As a home device, it was a hesitant purchase (prices have fallen in recent months on this type of product), but after ~6 months, it's still kicking 24/7. Add a battery backup if you have any risk of brown-outs though.

Cons: None so far after ~6 months

Other Thoughts: If you don't know anything about RAID, if your controller fails, you may lose access to your data. As a rule, from my experience: "if you don't have it backed up 3 times, it's not all that important". Every few months or so, you may want to do an additional backup of any backup you have. With the trend of digital photography, it's tough to know that your memories and keepsakes are truly safe from being lost.

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  • Shane G.
  • 4/6/2013 9:50:45 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat backup drive

Pros: Netgear Raidar utility makes for easy installation and configuration.
The dashboard is really easy to use and gives most users all the security and server options theyll ever need.
I am personally using only SMB with no encryption.
3 eggs given.

Cons: You need to use preformatted (unallocated) hard drives or the unit will not boot or allow setup to continue.
The unit is not smart enough to ask if you would like to format and use the drive in the system. Lets say this was a slight aggravation, due to putting already formatted drives in the system I had to go through various reset steps to finally get back to factory defaults and proceed with setup. This ended up costing me an entire hour of my day.

So I am subtracting an egg.

Other Thoughts: I finally ran a backup of my workstation to the NAS. I got a total of 40-50 Megabytes per second or around 400kbps. Which is equivalent to 40% of a 1gbps connection. I say not to shabby for a super affordable RAID capable NAS and 1 egg for exceeding my expectations of a sub $200 NAS

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  • Eric F.
  • 3/29/2013 11:25:19 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsReally bad ReadyNAS Remote performance

Pros: Fast across local LAN. Easy setup

Cons: I used to have a Netgear Stora from which I was able to log into remotely by going to and stream music and videos. I was also able to use the HipServ app on my Android device and stream my music as whole albums. With the ReadyNAS duo I installed ReadyNAS remote which is pretty cool because when running it adds folders to the network connections as if you are at home. The problem is that downloading is extremely slow across a fast broadband connection. Forget streaming, it is constantly jittery and takes forever to start and never smooths out.

Netgear support has been completely useless so far. The first thing they told me to do was reflash the firmware. I knew that would do nothing but I did it anyway and told them the result was the same. They closed the ticket and sent me a satisfaction survey. Great!

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  • Eric W.
  • 3/16/2013 8:39:12 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat for the price

Pros: Much faster that Duo v1 (agetting 30-60 MB/s reads, 40-90 MB/s writes, depending on the data.
USB 3.0
Same ReadyNAS sturdy contruction as always
Active Directory integration

Cons: One glitch when setting it up . . . it would not boot until I had put an unformatted hard drive in it.
More limited selection of add-ons than SPARC- or x86-based ReadyNAS units.

Other Thoughts: As a user of the ReadyNAS Duo v1 (I have several of them), I was skeptical to purchase a v2 of this model, especially with the negative reviews. But, for the price, I thought I would give it a try. I needed something faster, but economical, and I was already used to the reliability and sturdy construction of the models I had.
Yes, there is a smaller selection of add-ons compared to SPARC/x86 variants of ReadyNAS, but so far I've not needed any.

I am pleased that v2 can use Active Directory, whereas v1 did not have that option.

Overall I am very pleased and would recommend this unit.

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  • Eric B.
  • 3/16/2013 7:46:48 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsDecent, not for the inexperienced

Pros: Works well for a home NAS device. The LAN setup is relatively simple.

Cons: While the LAN setup was simple, getting it to work for WAN usage is cumbersome. The Android app for this seemed incredibly difficult to set up (I ended up having to use FTP instead of CIFS), and setting up remote access was incredibly confusing, especially for some of my family.

Other Thoughts: If you don't have experience with modifying firewall settings, or configuring applications, I would steer clear.

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5 out of 5 eggsEXCELLENT

Pros: does everything i need holds and plays my music dvd and blu ray to my tv all thru my blu ray player i love this thing everything in one location

Cons: none. great device

Other Thoughts: be sure to get the WD red 3tb for plenty of storage remember this is a 2 bay only so in this case more is better

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