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Netgear RND2120 ReadyNAS Duo 2000GB Desktop Network Storage £248.18 @ Kikatek

£248.18 @ Kikatek
I was thinking about getting a Stora with 2 x 2gb drives but came across this. Slightly cheaper than last post. Much more features than a Stora and seems like a good deal especially with 2 TB drive wh…
indie24 Avatar
6y, 6m agoFound 6 years, 6 months ago
I was thinking about getting a Stora with 2 x 2gb drives but came across this. Slightly cheaper than last post. Much more features than a Stora and seems like a good deal especially with 2 TB drive which will back up all my HD Camcorder videos and films. Free 2TB Hard Drive is still on until 30/09/10. Can stream music and videos as well and I think it has a Bit torrent client to download offline as well. Can never has enough backups especially of pictures and movies of loved ones !

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, to devices such as the NETGEAR EVA8000, Sonos Digital Music System, Logitech Squeezebox, Apple iTunes clients, Sony Playstation 3 and Microsoft Xbox 360. 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 EVA8000.

Main Features:
ReadyNAS Duo Network Attached Storage Device
2 x Serial ATA channels
Compatible with SATA and SATA II HDD
Hot swappable and lockable trays
10/100/1000 Ethernet
3 USB 2.0 ports
256 MB PC2700 DDR-SDRAM SO-DIMM
Embedded 64 MB flash memory for OS
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#1
I see so many of these, personally I think they are next to useless as they only have two disks.
This means you can only have them striped or mirrored, so you either risk all your data or lose half your storage.
look for ones that can use three disks and RAID5, this would give you the safety of being able to lose a disk without losing data. and being able to rebuild the raid set easily after replacing a failed disk.
Not my cup of tea but for someone who doesn't care about their data the price seems OK.
#2
interesting point carp, is there any you'd recommend in particular and what sort of price is something like that gonna cost?
#3
I'm guessing £250 + without any hard drives so quite alot more expensive.

Edited By: indie24 on Sep 15, 2010 11:26: guessing price
#4
carp-
I see so many of these, personally I think they are next to useless as they only have two disks.
This means you can only have them striped or mirrored, so you either risk all your data or lose half your storage.
look for ones that can use three disks and RAID5, this would give you the safety of being able to lose a disk without losing data. and being able to rebuild the raid set easily after replacing a failed disk.
Not my cup of tea but for someone who doesn't care about their data the price seems OK.
Raid of any kind isn't backup, it's resilience to down time. What happens when the disk controller or PSU fails on your Raid 5 box?
#5
Not sure where they get there RRP of £638.01 from.

Most expensive I cant find this on the web is £389.25
#6
indie24: If you feel this is the product for you then that's fine. Please be aware however that having your data on a mirror is no guarantee of keeping it. Even offline, offsite backups are not foolproof.

mubod: No I have not bought anything like this in ages and have no suggestions as to models currently available, however the last I bought was £450 minus the drives.

rbz5416: I have re-read my post several times and no where do I appear to mention backup. I simply suggest that the risks of losing data are reduced with RAID5. Good point on the PSU or disk controller failures, however my current solution has redundant PSUs, double parity and for good measure is part of a shadowset on an array in a separate building, has incremental nightly backups and full weekly and monthly backups, incremental and weekly backups are stored on offline RAIDsets, Monthly backups are then written to tape and stored offsite.

I have not suffered any data loss with this set up yet and am fairly confident that I should be able to recover data should such an event occur.
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carp-
indie24: If you feel this is the product for you then that's fine. Please be aware however that having your data on a mirror is no guarantee of keeping it. Even offline, offsite backups are not foolproof.mubod: No I have not bought anything like this in ages and have no suggestions as to models currently available, however the last I bought was £450 minus the drives.rbz5416: I have re-read my post several times and no where do I appear to mention backup. I simply suggest that the risks of losing data are reduced with RAID5. Good point on the PSU or disk controller failures, however my current solution has redundant PSUs, double parity and for good measure is part of a shadowset on an array in a separate building, has incremental nightly backups and full weekly and monthly backups, incremental and weekly backups are stored on offline RAIDsets, Monthly backups are then written to tape and stored offsite.I have not suffered any data loss with this set up yet and am fairly confident that I should be able to recover data should such an event occur.

rbz5416 made a valid point; you hadn't mentioned backup but had extolled the virtues of Raid allowing you to lose a disk without losing data.

What you describe is a professional setup - just how many home many home users will be using offsite tape backup and raid distributed across buildings?

That sort of set up is not relevant to this deal.

For most home users a 2TB mirrored NAS is as much as they would practically use - important data can easily be backed up to 1 or 2TB usb drives.
I agree if more than 2TB storage is needed then a more elegant solution might be 3 or more disks as Raid 5 - but those solutions might be more expensive than buying a second 2 disk NAS.



Edited By: wombat6025 on Sep 15, 2010 13:42: correction
#8
Can anyone explain why this deal is cold? I've checked prices elsewhere and other deals and this seems a great price for a ReadyNASDuo with 2 x 2TB.
#9
wombat6025
Can anyone explain why this deal is cold? I've checked prices elsewhere and other deals and this seems a great price for a ReadyNASDuo with 2 x 2TB.

Thank you. I been waiting for one for ages and this is the best price I can find delivered ! Thought this forum was a place to find a good deal but I may be wrong. Anyway If you voted cold please tell me where you found it so I can cancel this and order from where you found it cheaper.
#10
lewisg16
Found cheaper in stock at CBChttp://store.cbccomputers.com/products.asp?partno=RND2120-100UKSYou get free delivery.

Thanks - CBC don't mention the free 2TB drive on their website so it may be worth checking with them before placing an order.
#11
indie24:- Please understand this is not backup, it is data redundancy, as long as you have your data in more than one place you have a chance of keeping it should an unfortunate event occur.

wombat6025:- "rbz5416 made a valid point" that he did, giving a fair description of the purpose of RAID arrays "resilience". I also realise that the set-up I describe is a professional one. and as such is beyond the reach of most. however I did also mention in the post that I had previously purchased a RAID capable NAS for around £450.

At the end of the day it comes down to what you can afford both in space and finance. Personally I don't see much point in this device, I have however not voted it cold as it may suit some people and the price seemed fair.
#12
I have one of these in none raid format giving me 4TB of storage.

But it is only used to backup the data from my 8TB X-Raid NV+.


So I have just under 6TB of protected data on the NV+ and another backup of the data on the Duo.

Edited By: BritBrat on Sep 15, 2010 21:35: edited
#13
wombat6025
lewisg16
Found cheaper in stock at CBChttp://store.cbccomputers.com/products.asp?partno=RND2120-100UKSYou get free delivery.
Thanks - CBC don't mention the free 2TB drive on their website so it may be worth checking with them before placing an order.

I bought one from CBC was all over the front page, just check now and still is.
#14
Yep home page of CBC has a graphic about the free drives promotion. I ordered from CBC a few days ago having phoned up Netgear CS first to clarify that CBC were a seller that satisfied the free drive promotion t&c's
#15
I think the free drives are from Netgear. You just need to printout the purchase order and mail it to Netgear and you get the drive in 28 days.

I got the 2110 model ... a bit slow, but my backups are safe ;), or should i say safer. We were using USB Toughdrives before I got this.
wombat6025
lewisg16
Found cheaper in stock at CBChttp://store.cbccomputers.com/products.asp?partno=RND2120-100UKSYou get free delivery.


Thanks - CBC don't mention the free 2TB drive on their website so it may be worth checking with them before placing an order.
#16
Readynas is not a backup option.

Backup your data to another device.
#17
Any explanation as to why ReadyNas isn't a backup option? There's 2 drives which you can use mirrored, am I missing something?

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