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Pros: Awesome unit, nothing bad to say about it, pretty much the ideal NAS for anything. Expandability, drive replacement, everything is a breeze (and I work with everything from desktop USB drives to enterprise class SAN systems as well). This is MUCH better than the readynas nv+ V2
Cons: DOES NOT SUPPORT DRIVES > 2TB EACH! Probably will not ever either.
Other Thoughts: We own several of these units and the new V2 units as well, this is MUCH better than the V2, other than the lack of 3TB drive support, this unit is MUCH more reliable, mature, and easy to configure.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: NETGEAR ReadyNAS NV+ v2 4-bay (diskless) w/ 3 yr warranty (RND4000-200NAS)
Pros: Supports 3TB Drives!
Cons: Most of the functionality of the Readynas V1 has been removed from this unit. There are several imporant features that have been "removed" from this unit. Some are:
1 - You can not turn off home directories for individual users, every time you create a user, it will add an extra share folder, cluttering up the unit with a folder for each user
2 - Can no longer have Private Shares. Every shared folder is publicly broadcasted to Network Places/network neighborhood
3 - No more user Group permissions, If you have many shares, and decide to add a user, you will have to hand edit EVERY share to give the new user access to each share
4 - File Systems are not compatible with older ReadyNAS units, so if you are upgrading to this unit, you will have to buy a second set of hard drives and copy your data to this unit manually, there is no way to just "move the drives to the new unit"
5-As other review states, none of the Addons are compatible with this unit, and none have been
Other Thoughts: We are a HUGE readynas V1 user, we have several of these units, and have found them to be VERY reliable, high performance units, easy to configure.
By comparison, this thing is a disaster for many reasons:
1 - The units hardware is made MUCH cheaper than previous units, ie: they removed the dust filter from the front door air intake grill so the drives get covered in dust quickly. The power supply has been switched from a nice internal supply PC ATX style to a cheap external brick type that really clutters up the wiring.
3 - As other reviews state, the firmware is VERY immature and buggy
BOTTOM LINE - IF YOU NEED A RELIABLE NAS, BUY THE READYNAS NV+ V1, WHICH IS NOW DISCOUNTED $50+, FILL WITH 2T DRIVES,AND IF YOU NEED MORE SPACE, BUY A SECOND ONE!