NetGear ReadyNas Duo (2 Bay) with free 500GB HDD £124.97 @ BTShop - HotUKDeals
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Hope this helps someone out full spec is on the link. Here's a quick look at the spec:

Product Description
NETGEAR ReadyNAS Duo RND2000 - NAS server

Device Type
NAS server

Host Connectivity
Gigabit Ethernet

Installed Devices / Modules Qty
0 (installed) / 2 (max)

Dimensions (WxDxH)
10.1 cm x 22.2 cm x 14.2 cm

Storage Controller
1 x RAID - Serial ATA-150

Hard Drive
Hot-swap

Networking
Network adapter - integrated - Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet


Environmental Standards
ENERGY STAR Quality

Hope this helps someone :)
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#1
not bad but 500gb pretty useless nowadays
#2
only sata 150 also
#3
Good price if you don't need that much capacity and at least you don't have to send off for the 500GB drive anymore.
1 Like #4
if you are going to get a nas at least do it properly. for less than £200 you can get a d-link sharecenter with 2x2tb drives that can then be configured in raid 1.. so that is 2tb and everything backed up
#5
Tigga!
if you are going to get a nas at least do it properly. for less than £200 you can get a d-link sharecenter with 2x2tb drives that can then be configured in raid 1.. so that is 2tb and everything backed up

Agreed, been reading up loads on these lower end devices and the sharecenter seems to come out pretty good - amazon and dabs both have it, worth a look over this I would recommend
#6
I got one of these delivered about an hour ago (yet to open it up). I got mine from:
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/149510

I will be using a 1TB drive in it though, and putting the 500GB into my pc, just so happened I needed one so this deal worked out great. If you don't want the hard drive though, you could probably sell it on Ebay for about £30. Bringing the cost of the enclosure down to about £95... Now that's a good deal!!
#7
Ok there seems to be littel differance between this and the d-link sharecenter, except the d-link sharecenter is about half the price. So is the d-link sharecenter a lessor machine than the Netgear? the specification seems very similair? We need some comments from users who have these units on thier networks please?

Spotted D-Link DNS-320 and 2 Samsung 2TBHdd's' on offer at BT Shop online for £192.37 (Inc VAT)
http://www.shop.bt.com/bundleview.aspx?quicklinx=78PQ&bdi=1874&categoryselectedid=11272

Looks like a great deal. Just if it performs well.

Edited By: ICTHUS on Feb 04, 2011 15:40: More Info
#8
ICTHUS
Ok there seems to be littel differance between this and the d-link sharecenter, except the d-link sharecenter is about half the price. So is the d-link sharecenter a lessor machine than the Netgear? the specification seems very similair? We need some comments from users who have these units on thier networks please?Spotted D-Link DNS-320 and 2 Samsung 2TBHdd's' on offer at BT Shop online for £192.37 (Inc VAT)http://www.shop.bt.com/bundleview.aspx?quicklinx=78PQ&bdi=1874&categoryselectedid=11272Looks like a great deal. Just if it performs well.

Great, didnt consider looking there - though same as Dabs, they are offered with the ecogreen drives, can someone comment on this - as I have read that the nas shouldnt use this type of energysaving drive?
#9
Hmmm...Netgear ReadyNas Duo or D-Link Sharecenter?

I'm poised to buy, but I can't quite decide which one...they both seem to do exactly what I need. (2x2TB on RAID1 over gigabit network with media server for PS3 and itunes and torrent client)

As far as I can make out the drawback with ReadyNas is the claims process for the second drive, and some users have suggested that they can be a bit noisy. Whereas the Sharecenter comes with both drives and works out a bit cheaper, but is a bit plasticy and doesn't work with Mac (doesn't bother me)

I think I'm siding with the Sharecenter, but I'd gladly take on board other opinions.
#10
Exact same as yourself, been holding out and not sure which one to go for - I don't mind that the sharecentre is abit more plasticy as it will be hidden away anyway - anyone actually got one to give comments on?
2 Likes #11
The Readynas is proper compact, very small indeed. I've got one of them, its reliable and ships with software that you can install on your pc that will allow you to remotely connect from anywhere in the world without having to set-up Port Forwarding and Dyndns etc on your router, which is handy if you're a NOOB!!!

You can stick twonky on the ready nas if you wanted, but you have to pay for a licence. Its not necessary though as the Readynas has in build DLNA software pretty much on par with the best of them (I hate DLNA), SMB is the way forward for streaming but the PS3 doesn't support that Grrrrr!!!

Don't buy either of these nas's or any others within the price range that you're looking if you're expecting to stream MKV's to your PS3. As for one, the ps3 doesn't natively support MKV's and
most bottom to mid range nas's do not have the processor power to properly transcode MKV's to the PS3. You can normally do pictures and music tops..

Best bet is to buy either of these and then buy a media player network device that supports samba and any format.

If you have a Samsung LCD network TV, hack it and make it SMB compatible.

If you're just wanting to use your NAS for basic storage of files and not streaming, you can use either, but it would be advised to check their read and right speeds for use over Ethernet and gigabit network.

And I recommend that you have a router and nic that supports Jumbo frames properly to get the best out of transfer speeds.
#12
Cheers for the info ukez, I'm not fussed about mkv transcoding on the fly, I'm happy to use mkv2vob in advance. Do you use the torrent client? I'd like to know how it works in practice.
#13
dualing aunts
Hmmm...Netgear ReadyNas Duo or D-Link Sharecenter?I'm poised to buy, but I can't quite decide which one...they both seem to do exactly what I need. (2x2TB on RAID1 over gigabit network with media server for PS3 and itunes and torrent client)As far as I can make out the drawback with ReadyNas is the claims process for the second drive, and some users have suggested that they can be a bit noisy. Whereas the Sharecenter comes with both drives and works out a bit cheaper, but is a bit plasticy and doesn't work with Mac (doesn't bother me)I think I'm siding with the Sharecenter, but I'd gladly take on board other opinions.

Where does it say the share centre doesn't work with a Mac? Am after a 2x2TB NAS but need it to work with both Windows and MAC

See this link;

http://www.dlink.co.uk/cs/Satellite?c=Product_C&childpagename=DLinkEurope-GB%2FDLProductCarouselMultiple&cid=1197388178398&p=1197318962342&packedargs=locale%3D1195806691854&pagename=DLinkEurope-GB%2FDLWrapper

Edited By: Geoggy on Feb 08, 2011 13:51: added link
#14
Geoggy
dualing aunts
Hmmm...Netgear ReadyNas Duo or D-Link Sharecenter?I'm poised to buy, but I can't quite decide which one...they both seem to do exactly what I need. (2x2TB on RAID1 over gigabit network with media server for PS3 and itunes and torrent client)As far as I can make out the drawback with ReadyNas is the claims process for the second drive, and some users have suggested that they can be a bit noisy. Whereas the Sharecenter comes with both drives and works out a bit cheaper, but is a bit plasticy and doesn't work with Mac (doesn't bother me)I think I'm siding with the Sharecenter, but I'd gladly take on board other opinions.


Where does it say the share centre doesn't work with a Mac? Am after a 2x2TB NAS but need it to work with both Windows and MAC


I read a couple of negative reviews on Amazon
#15
ah ok - many thanks

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