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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.For added protection of stored data, an optional second hard disk drive can be installed. The spare hard drive will keep an extra copy of all the data and instantly take over if the first hard drive should fail. Advanced media streaming support allows the ReadyNAS to directly serve media, with no PC required. Officially licensed BitTorrent client allows downloading to occur without the need for an additional computer. A web-based interface facilitates download management from computers, and a special NETGEAR digital entertainer interface allows management from the select NETGEAR device.

Technical Details

* 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
* Weight: 2.1 kg
* Localisation: United Kingdom
* Storage Controller: 1 x RAID - Serial ATA-150
* Hard Drive: Hot-swap
* Networking: Network adapter - integrated - Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet
* Power: AC 120/230 V ( 50/60 Hz )
* System Requirements: Linux, Apple MacOS X, Microsoft Windows 2000 SP4, Microsoft Windows XP SP1 or later, Microsoft Windows Vista
* Environmental Standards: EPA Energy Star
* Manufacturer Warranty: 3 years warranty

Same price Ebuyer but I prefer Amazons returns.

Has been posted previously at this price but thread expired.
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#1
Great piece of kit with plenth of expansion potential.

http://www.trustedreviews.com/networking/review/2008/05/05/Netgear-ReadyNAS-Duo/p1

R.
#2
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51kFI0h9jgL._SS500_.jpg
#3
Nectar points too!
#4
#6
Get yourself a total of 2GB network storage for another £58!

http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/709492/1-5tb-samsung-hd154ui-spinpoint-f2-
#7
rheumatoid
Get yourself a total of 2GB network storage for another £58!

http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/709492/1-5tb-samsung-hd154ui-spinpoint-f2-


link is to a samsung hdd ?
#8
Thomablue
link is to a samsung hdd ?


yes?

stick it in your readynas with the free 500gb and get 2GB


R.
#9
whoooops

meant 2 TB
#10
rheumatoid
whoooops

meant 2 TB


Been there, done that before ;-)
#11
rheumatoid
yes?

stick it in your readynas with the free 500gb and get 2GB


R.


rheumatoid
whoooops

meant 2 TB

These NAS drives don't work like that. They use a form of RAID 1, called X-RAID, which will mirror the inserted drives. So if you put a 1.5Tb drive into the NAS drive that already has a 500Gb drive, it will just mirror the 500Gb data across to the 1.5Tb drive. Thus you will waste 1Tb of your storage unless you replace the 500Gb drive with another 1.5Tb drive.

Unless you know of some way of replacing the firmware with a system that allows the raid to be used as JBOD (Just a Bunch of Disks) that is.
#12
stoko
These NAS drives don't work like that. They use a form of RAID 1, called X-RAID, which will mirror the inserted drives.


'fraid so. From the FAQ:

What is the volume capacity when installing disks of different sizes?
Volume capacity will be limited by the smallest disk. For example, if you are installing one 250GB drive and three 750GB drives, your data volume capacity will be limited to 250GB on each of the four disks. In Flex-RAID mode, you can utilize the leftover space on the 3 750GB disks by creating another data volume (3 x 500GB). With X-RAID, if you replace the single 250GB disk with a 750GB disk, your capacity will automatically expand, utilizing all 750 GB from each of the 4 disks.

However

Does ReadyNAS support JBOD or some sort of non-RAID setup?
ReadyNAS does not support JBOD, however, you can create a RAID 0 striped volume across all four disks or create a separate RAID 0 volume on each disk.

Hope this helps. Linky to FAQ

I ordered a 2TB Seagate one for my ReadyNas (of of here, the compatibility list)
#13
Artie
'fraid so. From the FAQ:

What is the volume capacity when installing disks of different sizes?
Volume capacity will be limited by the smallest disk. For example, if you are installing one 250GB drive and three 750GB drives, your data volume capacity will be limited to 250GB on each of the four disks. In Flex-RAID mode, you can utilize the leftover space on the 3 750GB disks by creating another data volume (3 x 500GB). With X-RAID, if you replace the single 250GB disk with a 750GB disk, your capacity will automatically expand, utilizing all 750 GB from each of the 4 disks.

However

Does ReadyNAS support JBOD or some sort of non-RAID setup?
ReadyNAS does not support JBOD, however, you can create a RAID 0 striped volume across all four disks or create a separate RAID 0 volume on each disk.

Hope this helps. Linky to FAQ

I ordered a 2TB Seagate one for my ReadyNas (of of here, the compatibility list)


Well spotted. I personally wouldn't use a two-disk NAS in this way as you lose the built-in redundancy. There is a post though on the ReadyNAS forum that describes how to do it:
http://www.readynas.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=65&t=31062
Not a risk I would take considering the low cost of high capacity disks these days.
#14
I only need maximum storage on a central NAS for access by several devices in the house. all of these files are backed up elsewhere so thats not an issue.
banned#15
is this the cheapest offer of this nas at the moment? i guess i have until end of Sept to see if anything comes cheaper than this before purchasing one
#16
Blimey, how long does the free drive take, it feels like i ordered the thing a month ago. comon!
#17
splatsplatsplat
Blimey, how long does the free drive take, it feels like i ordered the thing a month ago. comon!
I did order mine just over a month ago, and it's not here yet :)

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