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, 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.
* 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
I was looking for a decent NAS for home use for a while and decided to go for the Readynas Duo from Netgear after reading a lot of good reviews. I thought it was a good deal if the free 2 TB deal is honoured which it should be as they have honoured loads of the 500 GB and 1 TB deals. The cheapest 2 TB drive I found was £84.99 so I worked out that once the free HDD had been redeemed that I would have bought the Readynas Duo for £93.22 which is great considering the best price I found with no drives was £135.
The delivery option that is included in the price quoted is 1-2 working days.
Forgot to mention that if you pay by debit card Kikatek give you a small discount.
Follow the link to find out about the free HDD offer.http://www.netgear.co.uk/common/pdfs/promotion_freedrive_form_21062010.pdf
*edit* Price now - £252.11 (£250.85 with Debit Card)