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Netgear ReadyNAS DUO RND2000 £134.99 @ Amazon,Free 500Gb Harddrive, Free Delivery
Netgear ReadyNAS DUO RND2000 £134.99 @ Amazon,Free 500Gb Harddrive, Free Delivery

Netgear ReadyNAS DUO RND2000 £134.99 @ Amazon,Free 500Gb Harddrive, Free Delivery

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Fantastic bit of kit - I bought this a month ago when it was £140 and its well worth a look. This is the cheapest I have ever seen this device. You also get a free 500gb hard drive (via redemption) until the end of the year.

Same price at eBuyer (until Nov 30th) if you prefer to get there.

Stuff from Amazon description:

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.

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I'm so so tempted!!

Does it have a built in FTP server?

Good find. Ps are you the same chap that used to work at crow?

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coco2007;6995773

Does it have a built in FTP server?



Yes you can connect using FTP - if you have it plugged into your router connected to the internet, it can also be accessed anywhere in the world although I have not tried this yet.

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jazid;6995825

Good find. Ps are you the same chap that used to work at crow?



Nope. :?

johnrice;6996180

Yes you can connect using FTP - if you have it plugged into your router … Yes you can connect using FTP - if you have it plugged into your router connected to the internet, it can also be accessed anywhere in the world although I have not tried this yet.



Great, thanks...tempted

Good deal. Heat added

got 1 on order
thanks

I have something similar by HP and they are a really useful addition to your home network. There are home servers available for a bit more that run the Microsoft Home Server but you are looking at around £500 setup and licence costs. These home NASs are a good step up.

On my setup I can mount my NAS from my BluRay player and stream upscaled video through it to my TV. RESULT!!!

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msharif911;6997432

I have something similar by HP and they are a really useful addition to … I have something similar by HP and they are a really useful addition to your home network. There are home servers available for a bit more that run the Microsoft Home Server but you are looking at around £500 setup and licence costs. These home NASs are a good step up. On my setup I can mount my NAS from my BluRay player and stream upscaled video through it to my TV. RESULT!!!


Too right! I stream movies to my 360 from mine. All backed up with RAID.

I guess you wouldn't be able to transcode stuff doing that though? IE the files would need to be in a format supported by the PS3/360?
Then again I suppose you could always mount the FS from the NAS box onto a PC then transcode from their to the console.

Tempted with this box, but reckon I'd need waaay more than 500gb.

I am taking a risk on one of these. 4TB capacity.

For about £100 you cant go wrong??

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Could I connect my PS3 to this NetGear NAS Drive and play video files to the TV?

looks like a great bit of kit, is there any others people could suggest was looking more around a £100 mark, i need 2 bays to be able to set up like a raid, at least that way i can get rid of my piece of sh!t PC thats being used as a file server.

liamis2cool;6997663

looks like a great bit of kit, is there any others people could suggest … looks like a great bit of kit, is there any others people could suggest was looking more around a £100 mark, i need 2 bays to be able to set up like a raid, at least that way i can get rid of my piece of sh!t PC thats being used as a file server.



anyone know if this would work well with a WDTV Live media playing 1080p MVK's

Lantik;6997602

Could I connect my PS3 to this NetGear NAS Drive and play video files to … Could I connect my PS3 to this NetGear NAS Drive and play video files to the TV?



Yep. I do exactly that.
Some of the higher quality movies are a bit stuttery over wireless, but fine over a powerline network link.
As someone said earlier you can only stream stuff that the PS3 can play - so you can't, for example, store a .mkv file on the NAS and expect your PS3 to play it.
I've got most of my movies in VOB format, and a few divx.

There's a freebie package here:
redkawa.com/vid…o9/

which is very handy for converting films into a format that the PS3 can understand.

There's a few examples of this NAS for sale on here that have lots of useful stuff on it - well worth doing a search.
In summary for me:
I changed the fan out for a fractal design as the inbuilt one was whiny - dead easy to do, you really don't have to be any kind of expert.
It's sat in the lounge under the coffee table connected to my router.
I've got 2 laptops connecting to it fine - although my work Windows 7 laptop can't map a drive to it and has to use FTP (something about domains being the problem) - but both can stream movies and music off it.
I've got my PS3 connecting to it and accessing all the pictures, movies and music.
I've got 2 x 500gb hard disks in it that are raid'ed so unless someone nicks the readynas (I would kill them.....slowly) everything is secure.

On the downside, I can't get the remote software working, or remote FTP - so the only way I can connect from the oustide world is by HTTP - which isn't very secure.

seems like a good deal but im unsure i want to delve that deep into nerdism

Will this only share to one tv though? Would like a media server connected to my pc and then connected to 2x popcorn hours one for living room other in bedroom

eiffel;6997587

I am taking a risk on one of these. 4TB capacity.For about £100 you cant … I am taking a risk on one of these. 4TB capacity.For about £100 you cant go wrong?? ]http://www.xtreamer.net/etrayz/overview.aspx



That's the route I'm going down. Can also add wireless which is a bonus.

ourdave;6997845

Yep. I do exactly that.Some of the higher quality movies are a bit … Yep. I do exactly that.Some of the higher quality movies are a bit stuttery over wireless, but fine over a powerline network link.As someone said earlier you can only stream stuff that the PS3 can play - so you can't, for example, store a .mkv file on the NAS and expect your PS3 to play it. I've got most of my movies in VOB format, and a few divx.There's a freebie package here:http://www.redkawa.com/videoconverters/ps3video9/which is very handy for converting films into a format that the PS3 can understand.There's a few examples of this NAS for sale on here that have lots of useful stuff on it - well worth doing a search.In summary for me:I changed the fan out for a fractal design as the inbuilt one was whiny - dead easy to do, you really don't have to be any kind of expert.It's sat in the lounge under the coffee table connected to my router.I've got 2 laptops connecting to it fine - although my work Windows 7 laptop can't map a drive to it and has to use FTP (something about domains being the problem) - but both can stream movies and music off it.I've got my PS3 connecting to it and accessing all the pictures, movies and music.I've got 2 x 500gb hard disks in it that are raid'ed so unless someone nicks the readynas (I would kill them.....slowly) everything is secure.On the downside, I can't get the remote software working, or remote FTP - so the only way I can connect from the oustide world is by HTTP - which isn't very secure.


As I said, you could mount the NAS box to your PC, then use PS3 Media Server to transcode that to the PS3, meaning it'll play anything.
So the file basically goes NAS -> PC -> PS3. I would definitely recommend a powerline ethernet adapter for doing this.

JMC39;6997992

That's the route I'm going down. Can also add wireless which is a bonus.



4tb drive included ?

Review here:
trustedreviews.com/net…/p2

Sounds good and very tempting as I already have a 500gb Hard Drive

siksik6;6997575

I guess you wouldn't be able to transcode stuff doing that though? IE the … I guess you wouldn't be able to transcode stuff doing that though? IE the files would need to be in a format supported by the PS3/360?Then again I suppose you could always mount the FS from the NAS box onto a PC then transcode from their to the console.Tempted with this box, but reckon I'd need waaay more than 500gb.



You will if you have any desire to do HD streaming - 7TB and only 33% left on my WHS:cry:

I've got one of these and have installed them for clients. They are great. Mine seemed to be quite noisy so I installed a quieter fan inside. You can also upgrade the RAM on them very easily, though it's picky on RAM choice.

For £134 it's a steal!

siksik6;6997999

As I said, you could mount the NAS box to your PC, then use PS3 Media … As I said, you could mount the NAS box to your PC, then use PS3 Media Server to transcode that to the PS3, meaning it'll play anything.So the file basically goes NAS -> PC -> PS3. I would definitely recommend a powerline ethernet adapter for doing this.



But then you start to negate the benefits of one of these over a PC acting as a server.

A PC acting as a server can definitely do more, and are easier to set up. So if you have to have a PC on to do the streaming, you might as well just have two hard disks in that.

Bought one a while back. Excellent product. Put an old 320GB drive in and it's been working nicely. Changed the fan (£8 del) to a very quiet one (the first one was fairly quiet though) and it sits just under TV with no noise.
Got 2 free Seagate 500GB Pipeline drives (took 3 weeks) but also bought 2 x 1.5TB Samsung drives which I will put in when I'm back home). (I bought 2 ReadyNAS to get 2 x free 500GB drives).
Slick streaming to PS3 and I have only come across one file which didn't work.
Also haven't tried the remote FTP yet.
Good price and nice kit. :thumbsup:
Interface is OK but that other link had a nice interface - don't know if Netgear has any other web interface lined up and I haven't updated the BIOS or anything.
(From memory I had to do a low level format on my old 320 drive by pressing the little hole in the rear in the ReadyNAS and waiting for the light on the front to show after 5 then 30 seconds and I could then format the old HD).

johnrice;6997549

Too right! I stream movies to my 360 from mine. All backed up with RAID. … Too right! I stream movies to my 360 from mine. All backed up with RAID.



RAID isn't a backup.

ourdave;6998534

But then you start to negate the benefits of one of these over a PC … But then you start to negate the benefits of one of these over a PC acting as a server.A PC acting as a server can definitely do more, and are easier to set up. So if you have to have a PC on to do the streaming, you might as well just have two hard disks in that.


Yeah iswym, but you would only have to do that for files the PS3 couldn't play natively. I download lots of TV in mkv format, so it's great for that.

BillyHey;6998827

RAID isn't a backup.

raid 1 is

are these still horrifically noisy compared to drobo?

BillyHey;6998827

RAID isn't a backup.



prob means he has a RAID1 set up to backup files from 1st to 2nd HD

dc2447;6998941

raid 1 is



No it isn't, no form of RAID should be relied on for backup of important data. RAID 1 allows quick recovery from a single disk failure, nothing more.

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megalomaniac;6999036

No it isn't, no form of RAID should be relied on for backup of important … No it isn't, no form of RAID should be relied on for backup of important data. RAID 1 allows quick recovery from a single disk failure, nothing more.



He's right. Do not think this is a backup. It's purely for hardware failure. :thumbsup:

Tempted by this. I would of like one of the new HP WHS but there quite expensive. I might just build something myself.

Nice caveats but it's still a backup no matter what way you look at it

dc2447;6999204

Nice caveats but it's still a backup no matter what way you look at it



NO it isn't, all it covers is one disk failure. For example: what happens if the PSU on the NAS goes taking both drives with it (power surges can do that), where's your backup then? There are a whole host of problems that result in all your data being lost if you rely on RAID 1. If you think it's an adequate backup solution on it's own that's your prerogative, but I certainly won't be trusting all my data to RAID 1. :thumbsup:

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BillyHey;6998827

RAID isn't a backup.


Correct - its protection against disk failure. Sorry BillyHey - must remember to do better. :thumbsup:

dc2447;6999204

Nice caveats but it's still a backup no matter what way you look at it



Loads of tosh.

[SIZE="7"]RAID[/SIZE]
is not [SIZE="7"]BACKUP[/SIZE] it's [SIZE="7"]REDUNDANCY[/SIZE]

Best leave the IT stuff to the pros, and you are are a 'pro', move into a different field. Gardening might be better for you.

Will these take the 2TB Hitachi Drives? I'm sure I read on another thread they are a little "sensitive" when it comes to the type of drives it will work with.

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dc2447;6998941

raid 1 isare these still horrifically noisy compared to drobo?


I have mine in the living room next to my TV with a couple of 1.5TB disks and its quiet. Initial installation is a bit loud but once the disks are formatted and set up the fan spins down.
It also has power saving features which allow the device to be turned on and off during certain hours.

can you choose who can access the drive data.... from your home network?

all family members use one internet connection from the wireless router.... but i don't want everyone to have access to the NAS drive.... is this possible? or is it the case if you are on the same internet connection - same network - then everyone on the network hhas access to the NAS drive?
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