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NETGEAR ReadyNAS 316 (RN31600-100NAS) Diskless System Network Storage
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: I really do like the tool-less hard drive carriers (took a little bit to figure out how to use them because there are no clear directions, but once I figured them out, they were a snap to use). Great hardware specs. Readynas tends (or at least used) to be a solid system.

Cons: Their new OS bites the big one. For example, in their old os you could do a factory reset and choose to do an x-raid 2 dual redundant system (raid 6). Now you have to have the factory reset to single redundancy (raid 5), change it from x-raid to flex-raid, destroy the raid 5 array it just built, create the raid 6 array, then convert it back to x-raid. And the best part is, once you have done that, you loose all the factory default settings and folders. They really tried to make this a system for people who hope that netgear chose the best settings for them or work their bum off to configure it.

Other Thoughts: I have had readynas systems since before netgear purchased them. I also own qnap, synology, and thecus systems. So this isn't my first go round, nor am I stuck on a particular system or OS. After spending time in the new OS 6 I can really say that net gear fouled this system up. One of the reviewers pointed out that their new OS isn't ready for prime-time. Boy was he right. It isn't even good enough to be Beta. I can see why several of their senior support staff bailed. Netgear, please make a route back to your old OS that was MUCH more user friendly and powerful, or please add back the features. BTW, the other three I named continue to add and improve their system. The thing that set apart the readynas in my opinion was how simple and stable it was. Their hardware might still be that (time will tell), but they have dropped the ball miserably on the OS. Thecus tends to have the most power, but is really buggy. Synology and Qnap tend to be a tad expensive. That is why readynas was always the best middle ground. Sadly, I would have to put them below the other 3 now.

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NETGEAR ReadyNAS 516 (RN51600-100NAS) Diskless System Network Storage
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: I really do like the tool-less hard drive carriers (took a little bit to figure out how to use them because there are no clear directions, but once I figured them out, they were a snap to use). Great hardware specs. Readynas tends (or at least used) to be a solid system.

Cons: Their new OS bites the big one. For example, in their old os you could do a factory reset and choose to do an x-raid 2 dual redundant system (raid 6). Now you have to have the factory reset to single redundancy (raid 5), change it from x-raid to flex-raid, destroy the raid 5 array it just built, create the raid 6 array, then convert it back to x-raid. And the best part is, once you have done that, you loose all the factory default settings and folders. They really tried to make this a system for people who hope that netgear chose the best settings for them or work their bum off to configure it.

Other Thoughts: I have had readynas systems since before netgear purchased them. I also own qnap, synology, and thecus systems. So this isn't my first go round, nor am I stuck on a particular system or OS. After spending time in the new OS 6 I can really say that net gear fouled this system up. One of the reviewers pointed out that their new OS isn't ready for prime-time. Boy was he right. It isn't even good enough to be Beta. I can see why several of their senior support staff bailed. Netgear, please make a route back to your old OS that was MUCH more user friendly and powerful, or please add back the features. BTW, the other three I named continue to add and improve their system. The thing that set apart the readynas in my opinion was how simple and stable it was. Their hardware might still be that (time will tell), but they have dropped the ball miserably on the OS. Thecus tends to have the most power, but is really buggy. Synology and Qnap tend to be a tad expensive. That is why readynas was always the best middle ground. Sadly, I would have to put them below the other 3 now.

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Mushkin Enhanced 2GB DDR2 667 (PC2 5300) Memory for Apple Notebook Model 971559A
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs Works out of Box as advertised 11/12/2007

This review is from: Mushkin Enhanced 2GB DDR2 667 (PC2 5300) Memory for Apple Notebook Model 971559A

Pros: Saved me a fortune over buying the memory direct from Apple, Works right out box.

Cons: A little more $ than the cheapest ram out there, but very reliable so I guess it is a get what you paid for.

Other Thoughts: I have installed this memory into 4 MBP 15" and 3 MBP 17". Every single machine see the ram and worked immediately after installing. With 14 sticks working perfectly I would have to tend to agree with the reviewers that state you have to push the memory snugly into the slot. Remember that this is a notebook and so you don't want any loose parts. Hence the reason the memory fits snugly into the system. For first timers, there is a little bit of a crunching sound as the memory is inserted all the way. If this is your first time installing I would highly recommend watching a few of those Youtube videos on installing memory into the MBP. Personally I purchased 2 X 2GB Ram, 1 200GB 7200 HD for each mbp I upgraded for our office, which I found Newegg has the best prices and warranty of reputable dealers. This saved us a ton of memory and took about 15 min each. The first one took about 1 hr because I was really careful putting in the HD. I would also recommend buying the Speck shell

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Date Joined: 02/01/04

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