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Netgear RND2110 ReadyNAS Duo 1000GB + 1000GB FREE = £157.99 Kikatek
Netgear RND2110 ReadyNAS Duo 1000GB + 1000GB FREE = £157.99 Kikatek

Netgear RND2110 ReadyNAS Duo 1000GB + 1000GB FREE = £157.99 Kikatek

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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, 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

FREE DELIVERY AND FREE 1TB DRIVE UNTIL 31 DEC 2010

35 Comments

Original Poster

cold votes! If you can find it cheaper please show me and i will order it from their!

I think some people have struggled to get their free drive through in past deals?

Original Poster

i had one of these in work and we got the free drive after a couple of weeks without hassle.

OK just reading between the lines. Not voted either way

Looks good to me. I wouldn't mind one TBH.

Took 3 months but I just got my free drive.

I have a feeling everything should run smoother next time.

They have the 2TB version too:
kikatek.com/pro…022 - £223.45
store.cbccomputers.com/pro…UKS - £223.49

There are faster versions comming out any time now so they must be unloading these, if you want raid backup these are great.




Edited by: "BritBrat" 29th Nov 2010

adamck

cold votes! If you can find it cheaper please show me and i will order it … cold votes! If you can find it cheaper please show me and i will order it from their!



there not their !

I bought a 2TB one and got a 2TB drive free... hoping it would be 4TB altogether...
Unfortunately it isn't... the NAS just mirrors the drives and you can't do anything about it
Gutted!

@mrpipster you can setup these drives so it uses all the hdd space and you would get 4tb if you have 2x2tb drives in it. Downside is that you'd have no fault tolerance.

These boxes also have very noisey fans - check out the netgear forums

Ok price but would rather pay a bit mote and get a qnap or synology

mrpipster

I bought a 2TB one and got a 2TB drive free... hoping it would be 4TB … I bought a 2TB one and got a 2TB drive free... hoping it would be 4TB altogether... Unfortunately it isn't... the NAS just mirrors the drives and you can't do anything about it :/Gutted!



You must have missed the necessary settings page in the NAS setup, as the RND2110 can do RAID 0(stripe) or RAID 1(mirror).

Yep as guy above said. Youve not set it up to do anything other than that. By default it mirrors.

mrpipster

I bought a 2TB one and got a 2TB drive free... hoping it would be 4TB … I bought a 2TB one and got a 2TB drive free... hoping it would be 4TB altogether... Unfortunately it isn't... the NAS just mirrors the drives and you can't do anything about it :/Gutted!

Bought this a couple of weeks ago after reading about it here from CBC. Superfast delivery, my free drive came within 10 days. Easy setup, slow to copy a ton of music files over but now acts as a timemachine backup and itunes server (built in). This lives on top of the kitchen units, I hear a faint hum when the drives turn on and thats it. For the price it fantastic, looks good, does everything I want. Hot, because they are really, really good. And safe. And its got a mac widget which tells me all is well. Couldn't be happier.
Edited by: "emmak" 29th Nov 2010

I know this is probably a silly question, but on the off-chance it isn't... Is it possible to plug this straight into a USB port and access the data as if it were on an external hard drive? It would be nice to have this plugged into my tv's usb so I could stream media there. Thank you!

I got my hard drive today. I sent off for it in August. They were pretty pathetic at chasing it too. No complaints about the Readynas, much better than the Thecus I had before.

TehJumpingJawa

You must have missed the necessary settings page in the NAS setup, as the … You must have missed the necessary settings page in the NAS setup, as the RND2110 can do RAID 0(stripe) or RAID 1(mirror).



Thanks for the heads-up.. it's isn't obvious from the instruction manual. I just added the 2nd drive and it mirrored it.
I'll get my stuff off the drive; reset & config in the 10min window.

mrpipster

Thanks for the heads-up.. it's isn't obvious from the instruction manual. … Thanks for the heads-up.. it's isn't obvious from the instruction manual. I just added the 2nd drive and it mirrored it.I'll get my stuff off the drive; reset & config in the 10min window.

Just set the drive to RAID0 rather than RAID1 mode and you'll get the full 4TB...
Edited by: "Bardo" 29th Nov 2010

mrpipster

I bought a 2TB one and got a 2TB drive free... hoping it would be 4TB … I bought a 2TB one and got a 2TB drive free... hoping it would be 4TB altogether... Unfortunately it isn't... the NAS just mirrors the drives and you can't do anything about it :/Gutted!



Thats precisely what mirroring is supposed to do.

Loads of info here for anyone who buys one

ReadNas forum


Not a bad NAS devices - I used to have one. The fan was noisy, but I replaced it for a few pounds with a quieter one. Ultimately though, I sold it and bought a Synology DS110j. It was under £100 without any drives and has better specs that the ReadyNAS. The Synology UI is a million times better than the Netgear one. There is a two bay version for not much more.

I have mine in none raid format as it backs up my NV+ that is in raidX.

Can you stream from this to an Apple TV? Not sure if it'll recognise the iTunes Server built in.

Original Poster

Just install xbmc onto the apple tv will work then.

Would think twice about spending £££ on Netgear after having bought their Stora NAS. Yes, I know it's their entry-level NAS, but it's quite an awful experience for anyone non-technical. Read the official Netgear forums for more details.

adamck

Just install xbmc onto the apple tv will work then.



Not for the 2g model.

I got my free 2TB disk yesterday. It took almost the full 28 days to get it, and it was packaged really badly, it's an OEM bare drive, stuffed with a bit of bubble wrap in a box not much larger than the drive. The box took a direct hit on the corner while it was in the Postal system.

I have not tested it, but it looks OK. I would not have accepted it had I ordered and paid for it myself.

Mine was packed quite well, large cardboard box with foam and the drive was in a plastic case.

I checked warenty and registered it, also ran a full drive test in DOS using the seagate iso tool.
Edited by: "BritBrat" 30th Nov 2010

techair

I think some people have struggled to get their free drive through in … I think some people have struggled to get their free drive through in past deals?



I got my free Hdd within 15days and it was this month (nov), the deal is actually with netgear not the shop... off the top of my head its until the end of December, check out the netgear website.

JimReaper

I know this is probably a silly question, but on the off-chance it … I know this is probably a silly question, but on the off-chance it isn't... Is it possible to plug this straight into a USB port and access the data as if it were on an external hard drive? It would be nice to have this plugged into my tv's usb so I could stream media there. Thank you!



Not on this product, the USB ports on this are to either share a printer, add an external hard drive to for backup or to add more storage too (which is then not fault tolerant)

Have owned one of these for a couple of years now, using it to serve music to a Logitech Squeezebox, are slightly underpowered if you have a large music itunes library (mebbe 25000 items). But overall a good NAS box, which allows AFP connection for Apple Mac, and SMB/CIFS for Windows - make sure you use those types as using CIFS on the Mac = poor performance.

profet

Not a bad NAS devices - I used to have one. The fan was noisy, but I … Not a bad NAS devices - I used to have one. The fan was noisy, but I replaced it for a few pounds with a quieter one. Ultimately though, I sold it and bought a Synology DS110j. It was under £100 without any drives and has better specs that the ReadyNAS. The Synology UI is a million times better than the Netgear one. There is a two bay version for not much more.



was going to order this but looked at the synology DS110j and went for that instead, works out about same price after buying 1TB drive

duncanbishop

[quote=JimReaper]I know this is probably a silly question, but on the … [quote=JimReaper]I know this is probably a silly question, but on the off-chance it isn't... Is it possible to plug this straight into a USB port and access the data as if it were on an external hard drive? It would be nice to have this plugged into my tv's usb so I could stream media there. Thank you!



You may be able to connect it direct to a network port but it would be a bit of a gamble as to wether the port was compatible in the TV network card if it has one.


How to Direct Connect to your ReadyNAS

Edited by: "BritBrat" 30th Nov 2010

mrpipster

I bought a 2TB one and got a 2TB drive free... hoping it would be 4TB … I bought a 2TB one and got a 2TB drive free... hoping it would be 4TB altogether... Unfortunately it isn't... the NAS just mirrors the drives and you can't do anything about it :/Gutted!



You can actually have it as a 4tb drive, but if one of the drives fail you would lose all the data. I have my readynas duo 4tb as two seperate installed drives.

paul.o

was going to order this but looked at the synology DS110j and went for … was going to order this but looked at the synology DS110j and went for that instead, works out about same price after buying 1TB drive



You made the right decision ;-)

I came to the conclusion that having a single bay NAS was more suitable for me than a two bay NAS. I use a 1TB drive in my PC that I put anything important on, and this automatically syncs to the 1TB drive in my NAS overnight. That way I get the speed and convenience of a local drive, and the redundancy of a mirrored array.

btw, DSM 3.0 (the firmware) on the Synology is a joy to use - its an entire multitasking window based UI within a browser.

Ok, now I sound like a Synology PR guy.

Good price for the item.

However, I've just bought an Intel ss4200-ehw with no drives for £85 which runs (and comes with) Windows Home Server - they can be modded to run EMC lifeline (other nas software is available) quite easily.

Mine is getting 4 x 2TB WD20EARS drives in RAID 5 for 6TB with redundancy, 2GB ram upgrade and a CPU upgrade as I'll be installing WHS Vail on it and using it for desktop/laptop backups and streaming to a Netgear EVA9100 I picked up for £80 from Currys/PCworld

Hi, I bought one of these do I have to include the Barcode on the claims form?
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