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NETGEAR ReadyNAS 102 2-Bay Network Attached Storage Diskless (RN10200)

  • 1.2 GHz processor and 512MB on-board memory
  • 2 bays
  • Diskless
  • 5 levels of data protection
  • Securely store and share files in ReadyCLOUD
  • Automatic backup and sync from PC with ReadyCLOUD

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Learn more about the Netgear Inc. ReadyNAS 102 (RN10200-100NAS)

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years
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  • Eric M.
  • 3/30/2016 9:43:54 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsPerfect for my back up needs

Pros: This product fits my needs perfectly for a low price dependable NAS with RAID redundancy for file backup purposes. I first started out with one WD Red 4TB WD40EFRX 5400RPM HDD to make sure this worked (3.6TB usable disk space). I then ordered another identical HDD, slid it in the chassis and the system automatically configured the second HDD (11 hours later) as a redundant disk in the event that either disks fails. I am quite happy with the ability to back up pre-selected files with one click from any of my workstations/ Andriod devices and the remote access ability. An added plus is that Antivirus with auto updates is built into the software.

Cons: Do not buy this unit at $199, this is the lowest end model that has sold before for under $99. The HDDs will cost you enough alone.

This is not a high speed media streaming device; buy a higher end more expensive NAS with faster 7200RPM HDDs for this ability.

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  • Steve L.
  • 3/20/2016 7:53:11 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsMeets my needs

Pros: Compatible drives install easily. Just be aware that you have to pull the plastic carrier 1/2 way out of the metal carrier in order to install the drive, then slide the plastic carrier back in the metal carrier, install the metal carrier in the drive bay. Initial configuration is easy. Quiet, unobtrusive, with good power management (spins down when not in use; can also configure to turn itself off completely for certain hours but I didn't do this). Documentation, available for download on the website, is good and easy to follow.
I was fortunate to get it at a great price on NewEgg of $89 (diskless) on special.
One additional nice feature of the software is ability to share specific folders with anyone via web access. So now if I want to share large files I dont have to put them in Dropbox; I can simply send my contact a link for sharing the file on the ReadyNAS. They will have access to only the file(s) I specify.

Cons: Biggest problem is their backup software. You can ONLY back up drives that are SHARED on your network! So I used a 3d party backup software: SyncBack (available as free version which does all you need, or SE version which is purchased and has more features; I have used SyncBack for years anyway and it is a GREAT backup program). You can probably use windows backup too but I have no experience with this. Using SyncBack software, the backup works flawlessly.
Software also has a feature to email you if there are any problems with the drive. It was difficult for me to set up only because it would not send the email messages; I constantly got an error message within the program saying it could not send email. May have something to do with email security configuration on my email provider ( but I think it is actually a problem with the Netgear software. Called their tech support and they were not very helpful though they wasted a lot of my time. They suggested using gmail and turning off email security setting which is on in gmail by default. Not my preference. After a lot of fiddling and reboot of the NAS, the email finally works with my email provider, though I really can not say what changed.

Other Thoughts: Yes

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  • jason m.
  • 2/9/2016 9:54:13 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsPretty easy setup

Pros: It is quite, seems to work good. I use it to put my pictures and movies on and then i stream them through my tv and haven't had an issue yet

Cons: I do not like that there are only certain hard drives that are compatible. I have some 500 WD hard drives i'd like to use but i can't seem to get them to work. The system will see it but i can get it to setup with raid to back up my data.

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  • Michael G.
  • 1/27/2016 5:53:28 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsEasy setup, fast transfer rates, quiet operation....

Pros: - Easy Setup
- Solid Build Quality
- No tools required for drive installation
- No Router config needed to access NAS outside the house
- Good price point

Cons: The Ethernet cable in the box did not work.
The ReadyNAS web site could no longer find my device after login during setup. Had to use RAIDar, which was easy enough.
Included instructions don't tell you how to install the drives into the tray.

Other Thoughts: I read a lot of reviews on the ReadyNAS systems before deciding to purchase the RN102. It seems most of the negative reviews had to do with poor video streaming quality. That isn't a concern of mine. I need a reliable backup location and file storage that is easily accessed from outside the house. I had used ReadyCloud in the past with a WNDR4300 router. I am happy to see that it has been improved upon.

The ReadyNAS is my first NAS system. I put 2, 2 TB Western Digital Red drives in RAID 1. The system automatically setup the RAID and formatted the drives as soon as the ReadyNAS was powered on. It took about 6 hours for it to sync the RAID, which included 2 Firmware updates and about 30 GB of data transfer.

I am happy with the transfer rate. I copied about 5 GBs worth of photos at an average of 30 MB/second. I copied a 4 GB ISO file at 45 MB/second.

If you are looking for an easy to setup NAS system, I recommend the ReadyNAS RN102.

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  • michael h.
  • 12/10/2015 8:54:32 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsReadyNAS 102 but applicable to all series

Pros: this will be my first time leaving a review. i usually don't have time for this nor need the need but this one is important. i'm MCSE and Cisco Certified Network Admin. The ReadyNAS is in fact very durable and up to my standards. i have it currently serving 48 of my clients and not one fail over a year. i'm using WD RED (just so you know what is my recommendation). i think the ones that say something doesn't work - I've learned over the years that it's all a matter of misconfiguration or not enough knowledge. the technology is stable and the device is very good and highly recommend. however, there are 2 very important aspects that i need Netgear to take into serious consideration to work with high-end computer company like myself and that's why i did not give them 5 out of 5 and that i will explain below.

Cons: so here we go... since i am using it to the highest of its capabilities, it's a very big big downside that there is no cluster solution. i would like to see Netgear implementing a solution for ReadyCloud where i can set 2 devices in 2 or more locations that will clone each other and fail-over whenever one location is down. it's super easy knowing that it's just a little module that Netgear need to work on.
2nd - quickbooks no longer let you put your file on NAS devices at all. the make you have to have a computer hosting the file or a server with a tiny software to host communication. i would LOVE to see Netgear coming up with a software you can install for the options there to host a quickbooks file. no one currently does it and it's a MUST. seriously, Netgear if you read it, i just gave you a few million dollars advice.

Other Thoughts: i would keep on buying them, but the moment i find a solution for my concerns somewhere else, i will not think twice to move all my clients and advertise it in all the forums i'm managing - i cannot least them due to privacy. however, if Netgear will take my advice seriously, i will advertise it as well and i can guaranty a significant increase in sales for IT Professionals.
Wah ok gotta go, hopefully i made a difference!

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3 out of 5 eggsGood basic NAS. Not for Cloud though.

Pros: Good, stable RAID 1 NAS.
Good build quality.
Can transfer files to remote devices through Readycloud.
No router setup to use for remote apps.
Good for just home local LAN use.
Good price point.

Cons: Tech support HORRIBLE. Forums are ok, but phone support is useless.
Slow transfer rates.....just the same as the old Duo.
APPS are available, but not too good.
No real remote streaming of audio and video even with apps.... apps and OS too buggy.
The processer is just too slow for transcoding for remote can't be done unless you transcode OFFLINE on your PC.
When trying to remove an does not do it. The only cure is to RESET the entire unit wiping everything off the disk.
PLEX is the app for streaming...and it is not the most stable software in the world.

It does not let you upgrade apps without problems.

Other Thoughts: I tried this out and you need a LOT of patience to work with this. It has a RESET button, and it needs it. It is a great NAS for purely local LAN use. Not good for any media streaming. Media streaming uses APPs, not Netgear software. All in all, I retured this and will try out another brand. It should be restated that Netgear phone support is USELESS and annoying.

Manufacturer Response:

Hello Frederick,

We are very sorry for the trouble and are sorry to hear that support hasn't been able to help you. The good news is that we are always standing by and eager to assist you. All that you need to do is email us at with the case numbers that support gave you(feel free to use this email whenever support is unable to help for whatever reason).

Another great way to troubleshoot and learn about ReadyNAS is to check use the designated forums.

We hope this helps and to hear back from you soon.



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  • Anonymous
  • 8/18/2015 11:49:54 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsGood for Mid-level Techie. Stable

Pros: -Stable and easy to understand interface.
-Stable firmware (no data corruption freezes, etc)
-eSATA and usb3 and gigabit networking
-XRAID is awesome and flexible. (main reason why i got it)
-Love the disk spin-down feature
-RUNS BTSYNC !!! (main reason why I got it)
-Native APC UPS monitoring and reaction to changes in power states (big plus for data integrity)

Cons: -Not Free

Other Thoughts: This is my first NAS i ever purchased. So the setup and workings were all new to me. I dived in with both feet and hoped for the best. The first thing I did was I tested the flexibility of XRAID. I had two WD RED NAS drives. one was a 1tb and the other was 2tb. I put data on the 1tb drive then after that was done, I put the 2tb drive in the system to see how the XRAID would adapt to the change. It built the array and worked like a charm. I have no complaints I have no concerns over long term stability. As a precaution, i recommend this be connected to a UPS, which should be common sense as this is an added layer of data protection.

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2 out of 5 eggsSkip It !

Pros: Good basic unit. Easy online access. Pretty black case.

Cons: This model does NOT support vertical expansion by replacing drives with larger ones. All supporting documentation is contrary to this fact. Manuals(digital) are also not up to date, and are of little help in setting up advanced functions.
Support is a joke. Stock answer is to backup data (6TB to What?) and perform a factory reset.

Other Thoughts: If you really like Netgear, buy the 4-bay RN104 with drives pre-installed; this will stop the tech support blame-game.
Otherwise save them the inconvenience of having to answer your calls and buy another brand!

Manufacturer Response:

Hi Gabriel,

Please feel free to use the Readynas forums we have experts actively monitoring and responding to questions.
What is my ReadyNAS warranty?
Please also feel free to email us at and we’ll be happy to assist.



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  • Scott T.
  • 11/30/2014 10:43:39 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsEasy to configure with loads of options, if they work

Pros: The 102 works well for a basic NAS with lots of good features including flexible arrays, lots of control (though not as extensive as it could be on the hardware side), and plenty of expandable features like USB hosting, software apps, and cloud access both via Netgear and other providers. The hardware seems to be well thought out and doesn't have any weird kinks I've encountered so far. Also, this uses a file format that allows removal of the disk from the unit and retrieving data from another computer so data loss due to a "system failure" rather than disk failure is a non issue (this can be a large problem with other systems that I've used in the past).

Cons: The software, though fairly well designed and implemented, is not complete for this model. For instance, you will find Dropbox support all over the marketing materials for this family of products & software but it is not functional for the ARM based units like this one (even though it shows up in the software as configurable). I'm hoping that Netgear changes this but, meanwhile, it shows a lack of interest in the "lower end" of this family of products and left a bitter taste in my mouth. In fact, this is what kept it from getting a 5 out of 5 star review from me even though they have their own (much more expensive) cloud service available as well.

Other Thoughts: If you need a simple, user friendly NAS box for your small office or home, this is a good contender but I'll suggest that you'll need to find a workaround for cloud backup of your files if you need it.

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  • Anonymous
  • 11/5/2014 11:27:16 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsGreat for small business

Pros: easy to configure and a ton of features you can customize. Rock solid

Cons: Web interface is a bit sluggish but it works. Security isn't that great but what do you expect with a NAS?

Other Thoughts: use your own disks to make a great storage device for a small business.

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