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Netgear RND2000 ReadyNAS + 500gb hard drive 159.99 @ ebuyer

£159.99 @ Ebuyer
In stock - been posted before but this is the cheapest i've seen - free delivery as well! + includes free 500gb hard drive http://www.netgear.co.uk/free500gbdrivedemo.php Read More
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7y, 11m agoFound 7 years, 11 months ago
In stock - been posted before but this is the cheapest i've seen - free delivery as well! + includes free 500gb hard drive http://www.netgear.co.uk/free500gbdrivedemo.php
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#1
You haven't mentioned the promotion for a free 500GB hard drive Netgear are running on this. Should increase the temperature some.

http://www.netgear.co.uk/free500gbdrivedemo.php
#2
You need to mention the FREE 500gb Drive offer ?!

;-)

Edit - Pokey got me by 2 minutes !? DOH !
#3
Cheers guys added to post
#4
Anyone know how much power this uses, and how much noise it makes?
#5
Looked at this and decided to get a Drobo instead. Excellent price for this.

My drobo was £450 with drives!
#6
joylove;5474066
Anyone know how much power this uses, and how much noise it makes?

Not sure about the power usage, but the noise isn't too bad. I use mine for streaming videos to my XBox 360 and the 360 is certainly a lot louder. The noise level is down to how hard the fan is working. Provided the temperature in your room is not too high then the fan noise is pretty neglible.
#7
If you don't like dealing with ebuyer for any reason then you can get it for £167.90 less 3% quidco from Microdirect.

I would rate this device very highly, particularly if you want some of the extra functionality you get relative to some other NAS devices.
#8
stephenashforth

I would rate this device very highly, particularly if you want some of the extra functionality you get relative to some other NAS devices.


Whats the extra functionality ?
#9
sammyb
Whats the extra functionality ?


The ability to torrent?
#10
sammyb
Whats the extra functionality ?


this is a particularly good deal if youve got any logitech/slim devices squeezebox stuff as it can run squeezecenter http://www.slimdevices.com/su_downloads.html
#11
Some very good reports on this but there is a drawback, as one user reports in an Amazon review:

If you install two disks it automatically configures RAID disk mirroring so if one disk fails you should still have all your files safe on the other. This however brings me to the reason for four stars not five. When I brought this box, I didn't appreciate that the disk format Netgear uses is proprietary. This means you cannot take your disk out of the NAS and read it in another computer if the NAS itself fails. Your files will still be there on disk but you have to get another NAS to read them or return the disks to Netgear. This may seem a technical point but, in my case, it means that I will have to back the NAS itself up to ensure data security. In some ways, this negates using disk mirroring. To ensure the files are in a standard format, the back-up will be via a PC on the network connected to an external hard drive and not via the NAS back-up USB connection.

Something to take into account for those (like me) who assumed you could put the good disk, if one fails, into a PC to use.
#12
I guess its a valid point, but it uses the ext3 which isn't proprietary... with a bit of work you can read them on windows pcs or failing that just use a linux boot cd...
#13
hi, i'm looking for an NAS for mainly home use with the ability to remote access and use as a print server.

would this be the ideal product for me or are there any others sub £200 you could recommend?

i'm new to NAS, i presume i would be able to access all features as my network at home is a mixture of mac and pc?

any advise would be greatly appreciated.

cheers :thumbsup:
#14
Slightly more but I would go with a QNAP.
#15
chester123
Slightly more but I would go with a QNAP.


You can't upgrade the RAM on the QNAP but you can with the NetGear Ready NAS I have this NAS as its great little device but im proably going to build my own NAS next using a mini itx motherboard and Ubuntu server. But this device is highly reccomended very easy to use any many plugins like torrent server or FTP and media server.:thumbsup:
#16
Not better with the HP Proliant servers, and bung in another HDD?
#17
Excellent price - paid £200 a couple of months ago and it really is a great NAS with an active community for add-ons and support if needed.
#18
joylove
Anyone know how much power this uses, and how much noise it makes?


Low power consumption – only draws 12w in standby, around one tenth the consumption of an average PC.

I have been looking for a NAS, can you use this to download from newsgroups.
#19
Didn't realise it was as small as it is!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RWKNQt52gsg&feature=related
#20
Qnap all the way..i need a 6Tb Nas...

http://www.qnapstore.com/index.php?act=viewProd&productId=150

drool drool drool, not for sub £200 though i hasten to add. around £1200 for this baby
#21
Have to say that when I was looking at NAS devices it was between the QNAP and Synology that seemed to be the best. I ended up going for the Synology 207+, but I don't think there was much between that any the QNAP range.

From the readings I did, the Netgear NAS boxes were very slow at the time.
#22
cheaper here - but nore sure about P&P quidco etc -

http://www.broadbandbuyer.co.uk/Shop/ShopDetail.asp?ProductID=7724

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£4.99 for shipping, but etd is 1-3 days. 5days+ with ebuyer
#23
Standalone NAS devices like this, are surely made redundant now that Atom is available on the desktop.

Pick up a cheap Atom machine like this - http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Electronics/Barebones+Systems/Arianet+Low+Power+Intel+Atom+Mini+PC+Barebones+System+?productId=35384 - and it draws next to no power, for just over £100 (you'll need to spend another tenner on a DDR2 stick...)
That particular system has two SATA ports and two Drive Bays - so you're free to load it up with a pair of Hard Drives as big as you like. Install your choice of Operating System, and voila - a "NAS" with as much functionality as you need, for £100 plus disks. It'll quite happily function with Windows XP - you don't need a Keyboard/Mouse/Monitor/Optical drive, and you can just Remote Desktop or VNC in whenever you want to do anything. As it's running a full operating system, you're free to run Webservers, BitTorrent Clients, and anything else you like. Run iTunes sharing, and play back your content from anywhere else in the house. Run MediaPlayer sharing, and play back your movies on your XBox 360 sitting under your TV. etc. etc.

eBuyer will sell you a 1TB drive for £50 right now - one or two of them, would go very well with the Atom-NAS...
#24
stephenashforth
If you don't like dealing with ebuyer for any reason then you can get it for £167.90 less 3% quidco from Microdirect.

I would rate this device very highly, particularly if you want some of the extra functionality you get relative to some other NAS devices.


Why on earth would anyone want to deal with Micro Direct over Ebuyer!!
#25
I have a DNS-323 NAS, bought a while ago. Well worth the money, could not live without a NAS now. Hot deal!
#26
Nom
Standalone NAS devices like this, are surely made redundant now that Atom is available on the desktop.

Pick up a cheap Atom machine like this - http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Electronics/Barebones+Systems/Arianet+Low+Power+Intel+Atom+Mini+PC+Barebones+System+?productId=35384 - and it draws next to no power, for just over £100 (you'll need to spend another tenner on a DDR2 stick...)


Don't forget to cost in operating system if you're going to use Windows ;) Although yeah, you could install something like FreeNAS on them I guess. Trouble is you have to go to the hassle of configuring them then, which fair enough is a small enough task, but you can't beat a bit of plug and play now and then! :)
#27
Guys - READ the smallprint on the free 500GB offer!

1. The RND2000-100EUS must be purchased to qualify for the FREE 500GB Hard Drive.


This one is the RND2000-100UKS! They'll probably reject your application for a 500GB drive.
#28
zygo
Some very good reports on this but there is a drawback, as one user reports in an Amazon review:

If you install two disks it automatically configures RAID disk mirroring so if one disk fails you should still have all your files safe on the other. This however brings me to the reason for four stars not five. When I brought this box, I didn't appreciate that the disk format Netgear uses is proprietary. This means you cannot take your disk out of the NAS and read it in another computer if the NAS itself fails. Your files will still be there on disk but you have to get another NAS to read them or return the disks to Netgear. This may seem a technical point but, in my case, it means that I will have to back the NAS itself up to ensure data security. In some ways, this negates using disk mirroring. To ensure the files are in a standard format, the back-up will be via a PC on the network connected to an external hard drive and not via the NAS back-up USB connection.

Something to take into account for those (like me) who assumed you could put the good disk, if one fails, into a PC to use.


One thing this Amazon reviewer fails to appreciate is that disk mirroring is NOT intended as a backup strategy. The idea of disk mirroring is that in the event of disk failure you can simply pull out the defective hard disk, replace it with a new one, and the RAID system handles everything without any interruption to the accessibility of the data. The data on the surviving hard disk will gradually be copied to the replacement hard disk, restoring the system to its previous state.

Using this as a form of backup ONLY covers you for hard disk failure. Other problems such as fire, theft, electrical fault etc will probably result in both hard disks being lost. Backups should be made to removable media stored separately (ideally off-site), or to an online backup service.
#29
also on scan.co.uk, £6 more but still free hdd.

ideal for those that want to pick one up in person. (bolton)


very nice, but cant justofy it at the moment, will bide my time and see what else appears
#30
Nom
Standalone NAS devices like this, are surely made redundant now that Atom is available on the desktop.

Pick up a cheap Atom machine like this - http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Electronics/Barebones+Systems/Arianet+Low+Power+Intel+Atom+Mini+PC+Barebones+System+?productId=35384 - and it draws next to no power, for just over £100 (you'll need to spend another tenner on a DDR2 stick...)
That particular system has two SATA ports and two Drive Bays - so you're free to load it up with a pair of Hard Drives as big as you like. Install your choice of Operating System, and voila - a "NAS" with as much functionality as you need, for £100 plus disks. It'll quite happily function with Windows XP - you don't need a Keyboard/Mouse/Monitor/Optical drive, and you can just Remote Desktop or VNC in whenever you want to do anything. As it's running a full operating system, you're free to run Webservers, BitTorrent Clients, and anything else you like. Run iTunes sharing, and play back your content from anywhere else in the house. Run MediaPlayer sharing, and play back your movies on your XBox 360 sitting under your TV. etc. etc.

eBuyer will sell you a 1TB drive for £50 right now - one or two of them, would go very well with the Atom-NAS...


I was thinking about building an Atom system and this looks like a very good price, its a shame the case only handles 1 hard drive. I suppose you don't have to install a DVD drive and just have a 5.25" -> 3.5" converter and it should do the job nicely.
#31
thanks for the help. i like the look of QNAP TS-209 Pro II [256MB] direct from qnapstore for £222.

i intend to drop 2 1th hdd into it.

any thoughts please? :thumbsup::thumbsup:
#32
whys this been expired...its still available...
#33
I purchased this NAS at xmas for £200 (excluding HDD)

For this price and with free 500G HDD then its an absolute steal.

I can fully recommend this device. I use it all the time and its very stable.

Heat to the OP.
#34
after reading ome reviews, it scores very well, however for me to dip my toes it would have to support other arrays, not just mirroring, i want it as a NAS, full NAS, not just a NAS backup.


nice machine though and very small, despite looking huge in the piccy.


unless of course anyone knows of any hacks for it to open up 2 full hdds of usage on it?
#35
thecheekymonkey
after reading ome reviews, it scores very well, however for me to dip my toes it would have to support other arrays, not just mirroring, i want it as a NAS, full NAS, not just a NAS backup.


nice machine though and very small, despite looking huge in the piccy.


unless of course anyone knows of any hacks for it to open up 2 full hdds of usage on it?




hi there.
I haven't tried it myself, but with reference to this review site:
http://www.smallnetbuilder.com/content/view/30462/75/

it says it now supports RAID0.
#36
yabbas
Guys - READ the smallprint on the free 500GB offer!

1. The RND2000-100EUS must be purchased to qualify for the FREE 500GB Hard Drive.


This one is the RND2000-100UKS! They'll probably reject your application for a 500GB drive.


http://www.netgear.co.uk/free500gbdrive.php
#37


dude, there's no mention of the model you're refering to. all the small print says UKS....even on the link you have provided. :roll:

*edit* oops, sorry...wasnt meant to quote trev's post....trev is correctamundo !
#38
Good deal, just note guys. You've got till the 30th to claim the extra HDD ;0
#39
Think you have 30 days from purchase to claim. Order expires on the 30th so you can buy on the 29th as long as you claim within 30 days.
#40
why is this marked expired then, still 159ukp all inclusive on ebuyer and offer doesn't end until 30th (its 13th today) plus they've got 90 in stock.....

must say if i hadn't just spent 200-odd on a linux box to hold 3.25gb (no drives included in the 200ukp), i might have gone with one of these. then again the performance of gigabit on some embedded chip (mips? arm?) must suck - oh only takes 2 drives, forget it then.

got to laugh at the amazon moron stating that ext3 is proprietary - no mate, fat/ntfs are proprietary!

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