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Pros: They will fit in my garbage can.
Cons: I ordered 4, a bit concerned about the fan issues in the other reviews.
1- the fan worked only if I took a can of compressed air to get the fan spinning
2- did not work AT ALL, the light would come on but the HD's were not recognized by disk mgmt. And yes, I've been doing this stuff since 1982.
All had brand new/working/tested Seagate 2TB ST2000DM001.
For the 2 non working ones I tried usb3 and esata in 2 different PC's. I could try to "troubleshoot" some more, but, uh, it's supposed to work... ;-)
Anyway, since I already broke down the boxes and put in recycle, and I wanted to back up my NAS boxes by today, I'm just upset and throwing the whole lot in the trash.
I just ordered 4 Thermaltake Max 5G Active Cooling HD Enclosures from somewhere else.
Other Thoughts: Nope, think that covers it.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: NETGEAR ReadyNAS Pro 2 (RNDP2000-100NAS) Diskless System Network Storge for Business
Pros: Overall, extremely easy setup as the user interface is created for a user with limited to virtually no tech knowledge needed. There is an easy "wizard" based setup or a more complicated "Advanced Mode".
Online, there is an abundance of manuals and support documentation and user forums at their readynas.com website.
These 2 were actually purchased by myself for home use, but the reason I purchased them was due to the fact that we have been using the ReadyNas Duo's for file servers in all of our smaller offices and we use their business commercial rack products in our larger offices that have accounting hubs. The only failure's we have had over the many years in our work environment has been the Hard Drives (self provided), not the units themselves. When we have had a HD problem, we just ship one to the branch office, plop out the old one and put in the new one. No muss no fuss.
The primary use for these two Pro's will be to replace the whs2011 that I previously had, which I liked the folder (which is called shares on the Pro 2) and the user setup menu's and controls for same. I get one for myself and my wife/kids get the other one for their things. From the looks of it, some good iOS fule support and iTunes functions (for the girls...)
The customer support is incredible for NetGear. Since I had to fiddle around and ask some questions late at night, NetGear uses two groups of support teams that I was involved with on my questions, one in San Jose, Calif. and one in Ireland, read 24 hour tech support. These guys are top notch, quick, and courteous. Quite frankly, I wish some other tech companies we deal with would follow their model.
I'm able to use their recommended 3TB HDrives, that so far are giving me more than enough space that I need.
Cons: None so far.
Other Thoughts: If you purchase any of the diskless models, be SURE to check out their website and query or call these folks to make sure you get an approved/tested Hard Drive Make and Model. It will eliminate any potential hardware conflicts or support issues.
As stated earlier, I've had these for only a couple of weeks, but NetGear's other products on my corporate side, we've been using for years without a problem.
Also as stated above, if you do have any setup problems, call or use their excellent support services they have.
I'm Happy :)