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This review is from: NETGEAR ReadyNAS NV+ v2 4-bay (diskless) w/ 3 yr warranty (RND4000-200NAS)
Pros: Good build quality, easy disk installation, easy to use.
Cons: Buggy firmware, lack of application support, lack of jumbo packets, pitiful throughput, single lan, horrible support
Other Thoughts: Bought this unit and sent it back after 2 weeks of use. This unit is full of bugs. It appears that it has been abandoned by Netgear. The most common problem appears to be the horrible throughput, same as i had. 20 - 30 MB's / s is all you are going to get out of this unit.
This unit does not support jumbo packets, but i had to overied this at the OS level. Overall this unit is underpowered and SLOW ! I sent this back for a QNAP TS-469 pro which is a far cry from this unit.
Pros: Fits in a computer slot
Cons: Not sure where to start. Bought this after reading all the reviews on here. I used this on a TYAN 7012 board for ESXi4.0 and eventually a 4.1 install. After installation, you will start to get 0x2a "card resetting errors" In ESXi you will see drive disconnected... lost connection, re-connecting.. and just intermittent disconnects. /var/log/messages on the ESXi or linux will show "card resetting". I opened a tech support case and they had me upgrade firmware/drivers to no avail... they then accused my HDD's of being bad... all 4 of them in the RAID. After that they just wanted to RMA the whole thing. I continued to troubleshoot... turns out the battery on the card was causing issues... once removed from the card, it worked ok. All in all, AVOID this card. If you want to run ESXi/ESX then get the Adaptec cards. LSI support is useless and these cards are buggy
Other Thoughts: Not sure why everyone else is giving this good reviews. I am work in the storage industry and can assure you these cards are a 1 or 2 at best out of 5 rating. If you follow LSI's RMA process, their serial numbers are all messed up as well. They send you conflicting information about what serial numbers you need to RMA and what parts to keep..etcREAD FULL REVIEW