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I was looking for a NAS storage when I found that deal.

Buy the NETGEAR Ready NAS Duo RND2110 and claim a free 1Tb hard drive, buy the RND2120 and claim a free 2Tb drive.

Please read T`n`C at the bottom of the deal.


---Prices for RND 2110 start from £158---

http://www.google.co.uk/products/catalog?q=Netgear+RND+2110&hl=en&cid=9381620810940882970&ei=e9UETdvoNYPCxAWY55TsDA&sa=title&ved=0CAkQ8wIwADgA#scoring=p

(The ReadyNAS Duo is perfect for homes with more than one computer. Unlike a USB drive, the ReadyNAS connects to the network and is simultaneously accessible via all connected Windows or Macintosh computers. If there is a broadband Internet connection and a home router, the ReadyNAS can be set up to provide secure access to all the stored files remotely via the Internet.)
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#1
may want to reword to title to 1TB or 2TB looks like 1/2 TB as in 500gb

if you are planning to buy 1 it's a fab deal :) good find
#2
not worth following the claim process, if they have to give it free then they give it as well...they rely on customer's faulting at following the claim's process and thus denying the drives
#3
Claiming the drive is painless, fill out form attach bar code from box and in about 2 weeks a cracking 2TB drive arrived....
#4
These are good units, but anyone with a little technical nous should seriously consider the Proliant Microserver as an alternative.
#5
I spent time debating between the ReadyNAS and the Proliant Microserver. Went with the Proliant but for those who want an out of the box experience the ReadyNAS is good
#6
I bought a Netgear ReadyNAS Duo some time ago when there was also a free hard drive offer.

I can confirm the claim process was straightforward and the drive arrive fairly promptly.
#7
I've got one, it's great as a media streamer to my PS3, and with 2 x 1.5Tb drives mirroring I can relax (relatively) that all my important home videos and pictures, not to mention movies and music, is safe.

None of the "extras" work for me though.
Can't connect to it remotely.
Can't use the photo option (where you can allow people to see your photos remotely).
Can't FTP to it remotely.
Can't use it for NZB downloads.

I'm not daft, but you need a masters in linux terminology to suss out how to use it to it's maximum.
In comparison, I'd say it's far far far easier to use the Proliant Microserver instead - and might well be doing just that in the new year and flogging my readynas.
#8
My free drive (it was over a year ago, so only 500gb at the time) took about a month to arrive.
#9
I've done this in the past and got the drive within two weeks (even though I was worried as my 'invoice' wasn't an invoice as such) - wouldn't put people off going for it, you can always contact them if something appears to have gone wrong, I believe they're alright to deal with
#10
Got one of these about 18 months ago and they are excellent, got it doing all sorts of stuff, both on home network, and accessing it remotely, great bit of kit.

And I've read post #2 several times now and still have no clue what it is supposed to mean
#11
ourdave
I've got one, it's great as a media streamer to my PS3, and with 2 x 1.5Tb drives mirroring I can relax (relatively) that all my important home videos and pictures, not to mention movies and music, is safe.

None of the "extras" work for me though.
Can't connect to it remotely.
Can't use the photo option (where you can allow people to see your photos remotely).
Can't FTP to it remotely.
Can't use it for NZB downloads.

I'm not daft, but you need a masters in linux terminology to suss out how to use it to it's maximum.
In comparison, I'd say it's far far far easier to use the Proliant Microserver instead - and might well be doing just that in the new year and flogging my readynas.


Have you asked for help anywhere, its a case of you not knowing how to use it. The remote issues are most likely you not understanding networking and port forwarding, look this up. And try this for NZB's http://www.readynas.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=47&t=21791

Edited By: theboss4 on Dec 12, 2010 22:12
#12
JamalFatty
Got one of these about 18 months ago and they are excellent, got it doing all sorts of stuff, both on home network, and accessing it remotely, great bit of kit.And I've read post #2 several times now and still have no clue what it is supposed to mean
#2 means:
if it has a drive in it and you are entitled to a free drive then put 2 drives in at the start
tbh i agree with them as this promotion is on alot and the 1TB and 2TB versions are usually priced higher than the cost of empty+(well sourced) drive so part of the cost of the 2nd drive is already paid for.
#13
theboss4
ourdave
I've got one, it's great as a media streamer to my PS3, and with 2 x 1.5Tb drives mirroring I can relax (relatively) that all my important home videos and pictures, not to mention movies and music, is safe.None of the "extras" work for me though. Can't connect to it remotely.Can't use the photo option (where you can allow people to see your photos remotely).Can't FTP to it remotely.Can't use it for NZB downloads.I'm not daft, but you need a masters in linux terminology to suss out how to use it to it's maximum.In comparison, I'd say it's far far far easier to use the Proliant Microserver instead - and might well be doing just that in the new year and flogging my readynas.
Have you asked for help anywhere, its a case of you not knowing how to use it. The remote issues are most likely you not understanding networking and port forwarding, look this up. And try this for NZB'shttp://www.readynas.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=47&t=21791

Thanks for the reply, and yes been on the forums but they're no help at all.
I'm pretty I.T literate (CCNA, MCSE and all that....and yes, I know it doesn't mean much really!) and have set up servers at home and had everything working remotely, SFTP, VPNs and so on. I got the readynas because I thought it would save money compared to a server drawing hundreds of watts on full-time. As a basic streamer and data repository it's fine, it's when it starts to try and be a server it falls down - for me. I appreciate it's likely a technological know-how thing, but if I can't work it out with my experience then it's argument really that it should be made easier.
Cheers
#14
ourdave
theboss4
ourdave
I've got one, it's great as a media streamer to my PS3, and with 2 x 1.5Tb drives mirroring I can relax (relatively) that all my important home videos and pictures, not to mention movies and music, is safe.None of the "extras" work for me though. Can't connect to it remotely.Can't use the photo option (where you can allow people to see your photos remotely).Can't FTP to it remotely.Can't use it for NZB downloads.I'm not daft, but you need a masters in linux terminology to suss out how to use it to it's maximum.In comparison, I'd say it's far far far easier to use the Proliant Microserver instead - and might well be doing just that in the new year and flogging my readynas.
Have you asked for help anywhere, its a case of you not knowing how to use it. The remote issues are most likely you not understanding networking and port forwarding, look this up. And try this for NZB'shttp://www.readynas.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=47&t=21791


Thanks for the reply, and yes been on the forums but they're no help at all.
I'm pretty I.T literate (CCNA, MCSE and all that....and yes, I know it doesn't mean much really!) and have set up servers at home and had everything working remotely, SFTP, VPNs and so on. I got the readynas because I thought it would save money compared to a server drawing hundreds of watts on full-time. As a basic streamer and data repository it's fine, it's when it starts to try and be a server it falls down - for me. I appreciate it's likely a technological know-how thing, but if I can't work it out with my experience then it's argument really that it should be made easier.
Cheers


No worries. But I find the forums at http://www.readynas.com/forum/ very good. Lot of usefull info.
#15
Bought sorta drive coz of 500GB free offer ...sent the claim and then waited for months
Mailed nearly 10 times ...always got auto-generated reply. Even their own forum is full of complaints. Will never ever buy any product from netgear
#16
brilly
#2 means:if it has a drive in it and you are entitled to a free drive then put 2 drives in at the start tbh i agree with them as this promotion is on alot and the 1TB and 2TB versions are usually priced higher than the cost of empty+(well sourced) drive so part of the cost of the 2nd drive is already paid for.

Cheapest I've seen a ReadyNAS Duo with no drives is around £125.

Cheapest I've seen one with a 1TB drive (RND2110) is about £160.

Maybe it might be possible to get an empty one and a 1TB drive for around this price - but I can't see how the cost of the 2nd drive is built in.



Edited By: bob sterman on Dec 12, 2010 23:04
#17
I've been thinking about one of these for a while, but ourdave's comments are putting me off....
#18
Don't be put off they are great I have one of these and whilst i had one or two issues i managed to get NZBget working along with a website and its all monitored using MRTG. Remote access all works and i can kick off newsgroup downloads from anywhere including my phone. Also use it to wake my home pc if required, found the forums good. All this took an evening...
#19
Personally I'd look at a Synology DS211J, which minces this NAS. £150+ just for the NAS though without the drives. Check out the demo on Synology website, the GUI is excellent, and you get extras such as IP Cam surveillance mode. If you don't need RAID then you can get single drive Synology NAS boxes, far better than Netgear, with a better user interface and more features.
#20
Cousty
Don't be put off they are great I have one of these and whilst i had one or two issues i managed to get NZBget working along with a website and its all monitored using MRTG.


Now you might think you are being helpful, but that's a foreign language to me. I am highly IT-literate (I think), I can build PCs from component parts, used to be competent in MS-Dos, dabbled in web-page design etc., but I am not a programmer and have no formal IT training.

Would I be able to use this without having to enrol in night-classes?
#21
I got this 6 weeks ago, the 2nd 2TB drive arrived last week.

Does everything I'd hope for, and I downloaded the SSH software so I can log in direct to the Linux OS running on the NAS and manage the shares/accounts etc without using the front end software, much appreciated if you know Linux/Unix.

Got mine for £240 from Scan.
#22
psybear
Cousty
Don't be put off they are great I have one of these and whilst i had one or two issues i managed to get NZBget working along with a website and its all monitored using MRTG.


Now you might think you are being helpful, but that's a foreign language to me. I am highly IT-literate (I think), I can build PCs from component parts, used to be competent in MS-Dos, dabbled in web-page design etc., but I am not a programmer and have no formal IT training.

Would I be able to use this without having to enrol in night-classes?


This has nothing to do with programming but with administration.

NZBGet is for using NZB files to obtain files from Usenet (newsgroups) automatically. So that you can leave the NAS downloading from newsgroups unattended. MRTG is if you have a paint drying fixation and wish to take it one step further :p

http://oss.oetiker.ch/mrtg/

As I've stated earlier I like Synology NAS boxes more and the interface is a lot better than Netgear's. Synology NAS boxes can be as simple or as complex as you wish. The features are there if you wish to take advantage of them.

Edited By: fishmaster on Dec 13, 2010 00:27
#23
A colleague of mine applied for the free drive earlier this year when they ran the same deal, then after two months when it didnt arrive (by then the expiry date had ended) they claimed they never received the claim, despite having signed for it by courier, just one example mind
#24
NB the free drives are only available if you buy from an authorised Netgear reseller.
#25
Feeling guilty now ;)

great as a streamer and storer, not at all easy to use for the rest.
And I'm ded clevar.
#26
This has been on for ages so why has it got so hot?
#27
djssniper
A colleague of mine applied for the free drive earlier this year when they ran the same deal, then after two months when it didnt arrive (by then the expiry date had ended) they claimed they never received the claim, despite having signed for it by courier, just one example mind


Same as my old man months went by no drive and they used a similar excuse.
#28
NOT a painless process....

Took me nearly 3 months to get the drive, had to contact them on numerous occasions.

ReadyNAS Duo is a great NAS but don't be fooled into thinking the free drive promotion is all it's cracked up to be.
#29
bob sterman
brilly
#2 means:if it has a drive in it and you are entitled to a free drive then put 2 drives in at the start tbh i agree with them as this promotion is on alot and the 1TB and 2TB versions are usually priced higher than the cost of empty+(well sourced) drive so part of the cost of the 2nd drive is already paid for.
Cheapest I've seen a ReadyNAS Duo with no drives is around £125. Cheapest I've seen one with a 1TB drive (RND2110) is about £160.Maybe it might be possible to get an empty one and a 1TB drive for around this price - but I can't see how the cost of the 2nd drive is built in.
no bay model is a little expensive atm but if you check the options fromm single retailers its easier to see the pricing patterns (kikatek cheaper for HD options at 158 and 223).

eg novatech
bare 140
1tb 177
2tb 285
cost of 1tb 37
cost of 2tb 135

ebuyer
bare 130
1tb 180
2tb 260
cost of 1tb 50
cost of 2tb 130

scan
bare 126
1tb 175
2tb 242
cost of 1tb 49
cost of 2tb 116

as the base unit seems to have gone up a little (seen as low as 110 before) the 1tb drive updrages are decent value and if you get the 2nd drive then good value
if you get the 2tb version the drive is costing a min of 100 whereas a good 2tb drive costs 70nowadays, the premium can be considered as part payment on the 'free' drive which you will probably get and if so, its good value but if not then its poor.





Edited By: brilly on Dec 13, 2010 10:19: .
#30
ahujamit
not worth following the claim process, if they have to give it free then they give it as well...they rely on customer's faulting at following the claim's process and thus denying the drives


The claims process is easy. I called to ensure they received my claim and they did but due to demand they were out of stock, so I had to wait around 3 weeks. The only thing that I didn't like is that netgear ships Seagate drives which I personally don't think are reliable. All the drives that I have ever had that have failed have been Seagate.

But again the claim itself is simple.
#31
bytemaster
These are good units, but anyone with a little technical nous should seriously consider the Proliant Microserver as an alternative.


I agree these drives are fiddly if you aren't computer literate. If you want simplicity I suggest you buy a QNAP which are basically the better NAS drives on the market, but they are far from cheap. QNAP's are a solid bit of kit.
#32
ourdave
Feeling guilty now ;)great as a streamer and storer, not at all easy to use for the rest.And I'm ded clevar.

I'm not saying it's easy, but if you follow the instructions on the forums you should get it working and there is only a very small amount of Linux commands required to do it and I'm no Linux expert at all but as I remember you install the packages via SSH (You need to install this add on) and then change some file permissions with chmod.

I agree it's not as straight forward as it could be but it's not overly complecated.
#33
I had purchased this in July 2010. Claimed for the free drive and had taken me near 5 months to arrive.

Be warned! Claim for the free drive was a painful experience and do not expect the drive to arrive on time. There is a substantial amount of people threatening to take netgear to court overt this.

The readynas forum discusses this further.

http://www.readynas.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=46036&start=90
#34
ourdave
Feeling guilty now ;)

great as a streamer and storer, not at all easy to use for the rest.
And I'm ded clevar.


The ReadyNAS is obviously good for storage as that's what it is Network Attached Storage (NAS), nothing clever about that mate lmao.

It is okay for streaming if you are using it with a media streaming client device that supports the ability to view samba

A media streaming client device that supports Samba is Western Digital TV Live HD Media Player


NOTE: ReadyDLNA is rubbish for streaming, and is riddled with bugs. I suggest anyone interested should check through the ReadyNAS forums (Google them) and see how many people are complaining about it. It takes forever to rescan your directories and newly added films compared to other NAS software like Twonky server, which you can find on QNAP drives etc.

ReadyDLNA has continuous problems reading certain types of files during the scanning period of the media directories, which basically causes the scan to holt until you read through the log file establish which file have caused the scan to stop and remove them.

Which I can assure you is a right sod if you own huge drive with hundreds of gigs of (legitimate) movies, which you think you've left scanning for hours on end only to return to find it stopped after the first film.

The same films the scan stops on, Twonky breezes past with no errors on both of my QNAP devices.

If you ask me Netgears DLNA software development should be classed at beta development stage, due to all of the bugs and really shouldn't be advertised as a part of the package. If it was just a, you can try it if you like kinda thing so many people on the forum wouldn't be so disappointed.

When I addressed Netgear customer service with a handful of bug reports, they basically told me that their wasn't a solution yet to resolve my issues at the time, even though they admitted they were aware of the problem. Instead they basically told me to reach back in to my pocket and fork out for a software licence for Twonky media server and install that on my ReadyNAS instead.

Unbelievable service, why would I want to buy another bit of software when the NAS I bought was already supposed to legally support my needs as stated on the box when I bought it.



Anyway another thing to note:

Setting up of the file sharing process and user groups and FTP/S isn't for simple minds and it would be easy to leave your files wide open to the world due to a simple error, by typing the wrong thing in the wrong place or something as stupid as that.

If you want good easy user management GUI type interface where everything is pretty much as simple as ticking tick boxes and point and click through the management side of things, then buy a QNAP device instead. (I should charge QNAP commission).

Edited By: ukez on Dec 13, 2010 11:10
#35
Hmm, when I bought my NAS last year, it only took about two weeks for the drive to arrive, so unless somethings changed with how NetGear deal with this process, is not good. Sounds like they are having probs with the company they got to run the offer, but that's still no excuse, it's still Netgear's bad.

It's a good offer to get the free drive, have the 1Tb and we use ours for all sorts of things from media streaming, ftp'ing, file storage in general.

The only shock I had was the size of it. Was expecting it to be a bit bigger, but am not complaining.

Good luck to those who can get their drives,
#36
scrozuk
Hmm, when I bought my NAS last year, it only took about two weeks for the drive to arrive, so unless somethings changed with how NetGear deal with this process, is not good. Sounds like they are having probs with the company they got to run the offer, but that's still no excuse, it's still Netgear's bad.

It's a good offer to get the free drive, have the 1Tb and we use ours for all sorts of things from media streaming, ftp'ing, file storage in general.

The only shock I had was the size of it. Was expecting it to be a bit bigger, but am not complaining.

Good luck to those who can get their drives,


Yeah its a nice size, i thought it was going to be allot bigger too. I was pleasantly surprised. It was relatively silent too when idle and fairly reasonable when in use.

Its a bit noisy on boot up though, but that's just for 20 seconds or so.
#37
Bought the 1Gb from Kikatek. Sent claim form on 30Nov and 1Gb Seagate drive (which matches original) arrived one week later by courier. Easy to set up. Now moved on to the Proliant Microserver :3
#38
Had 2 of these at different times, both free drives arrived promptly
#39
I brought 1 of these about a month ago.....sent off for the free hard drive and it arrived within 2wks.....size of the hard drive 1TB
#40
£161.99 + £2.29 delivery = £164.28 including 1TB drive (and another free from Netgear) at CBCcomputers.co.uk

Anybody any experience of dealing with CBC as this seems like a good deal to me. I've been looking for a NAS (with a view to getting a Squeezebox Duet) for a while and I'm about to commit to this...

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