NETGEAR RND2150 ReadyNAS Duo (1 X 500 GB) Desktop Network Storage - RND2150-100NAS

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Ease of Use
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I purchased the NETGEAR ReadyNAS Duo based on a recent review in PC World. The unit is impressive in its simplicity, however read the directions carefully and completely before setting up the program. It has proven to be much more difficult to set up in a network environment than stated in PC World's review or the installation instructions. We are still struggling to get backups on networked PCs and have not found any help either on the installation disk or the NETGEAR web site. Resetting the router seems to induce problems with the IP addresses, which can only be cleared by restarting every PC on the network.

-K Largent quote

I echo all the positive comments of the previous reviewers. Netgear, in general, produces very professional and solid products. The RND is expertly made and comes with a complete, fully-refined set of operational features (no need to grab version upgrades off the Web). It's ready to go as soon as it's plugged in and is virtually silent when running. I particularly like the idea that as disks become cheaper I can gradually increase storage without cumbersome procedures. I can add a 1TB drive to the current 750GB drive, and it will automatically create a RAID pair. Later, I can replace the original 750GB drive with a 1.5TB unit, and I will then have a 1GB RAID setup. It provides RAID security with easy upgradeability.

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Good product, not as easy as represented

by K Largent on 5/27/2008

I purchased the NETGEAR ReadyNAS Duo based on a recent review in PC World. The unit is impressive in its simplicity, however read the directions carefully and completely before setting up the program. It has proven to be much more difficult to set up in a network environment than stated in PC World's review or the installation instructions. We are still struggling to get backups on networked PCs and have not found any help either on the installation disk or the NETGEAR web site. Resetting the router seems to induce problems with the IP addresses, which can only be cleared by restarting every PC on the network. Read More

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The perfect NAS product

by hap@minshall.name on 8/27/2008

I echo all the positive comments of the previous reviewers. Netgear, in general, produces very professional and solid products. The RND is expertly made and comes with a complete, fully-refined set of operational features (no need to grab version upgrades off the Web). It's ready to go as soon as it's plugged in and is virtually silent when running. I particularly like the idea that as disks become cheaper I can gradually increase storage without cumbersome procedures. I can add a 1TB drive to the current 750GB drive, and it will automatically create a RAID pair. Later, I can replace the original 750GB drive with a 1.5TB unit, and I will then have a 1GB RAID setup. It provides RAID security with easy upgradeability. Read More

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Product Overview

Provides extra storage that can be conveniently shared with all your computers
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.

Access stored content anywhere via the Internet
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.

Optional “spare” hard drive protects against drive failure by making a duplicate copy of all your data
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.

Supports most network music, picture and video players
Advanced media streaming support allows the ReadyNAS to directly serve media, with no PC required, to devices such as the NETGEAR EVA products, Sonos® Digital Music System, Logitech Squeezebox™, Apple iTunes® clients, Sony Playstation® 3 and Microsoft Xbox 360®.

Embedded BitTorrent™ client for direct downloading from the Internet
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 combine it with the NETGEAR EVA products to bring media to your entertainment center.

ReadyNAS Vault™
Integrated offsite backup for files and folders. Optional ReadyNAS Vault backup software is built right into all ReadyNAS storage systems. Simply determine what you want protected and ReadyNAS Vault automatically and securely handles the rest.

Integrated offsite backup for files and folders
Optional ReadyNAS Vault backup software is built right into all ReadyNAS storage systems. Simply determine what you want protected and ReadyNAS Vault automatically and securely handles the rest.

Mac-friendly
All ReadyNAS systems support the Apple Filing Protocol (AFP) and Apple Time Machine™ so multiple Mac users can use a central location to share files and do backups. Bonjour® software enables auto-discovery and Macintosh status monitoring widgets are supported.

Specifications

Manufacturer Netgear
Mfg Part# RND2150-100NAS
SKU 207535118
UPC 606449056822
UPC 14 00606449056822
Features
Directly streams music, photos and video to existing network media players without a computer
Creates a personal webpage to easily share photos with friends and family
Insert optional "spare" hard drive for automatic file protection and back-up
Tech Specs
General
ReadyNAS Duo Network Attached Storage Device
2 Serial ATA channels
Compatible with SATA and SATA II HDD
Hot-swappable trays
10/100/1000 Ethernet
3 USB 2.0 ports
256 MB PC2700 DDR-SDRAM SO-DIMM
Embedded 64 MB flash memory for OS
Supports Windows, Mac, Linux/UNIX Clients
Setup wizard and easy browser-based interface
NETGEAR Auto-Expandable X-RAID™
Volume Management
Journaled file system
User, group, and share-level quotas
Drive set can be removed and migrated to ReadyNAS NV+ or 1100
Network File Services
CIFS/SMB for Windows®
AFP 3.1 for Mac OS 9/X
NFS v2 / v3 for Linux and UNIX
HTTP/S for web browsers
FTP/S support
RSYNC
Media Streaming
DLNA Compatible UPnP AV
Logitech SqueezeboxTM
Sonos Digital Music Center
Network DVD player compatible
Windows MCE compatible
Sony Playstation 3
Microsoft Xbox 360
Network Security
Encrypted network logins
Secure Sockets Layer (SSL)
Network Options
DHCP or static IP
NTP
System Management
Performance options
Device status
Email alerts and event logs
Command Line SSH access
Backup
Integrated Backup Manager
Programmable backup button
Backup to/from CIFS/NFS/FTP/HTTP
Backup to/from USB disks
ReadyNAS Vault online backup with subscription option
Bundled backup software: CDP (continuous data protection) backup software for Windows and Mac clients
USB Device Support
USB HDD and flash drives
Printers
UPS monitoring and auto shutdown
Languages
Management UI: English, German, French, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Russian
File Name: Unicode
Electrical
12V, 5A power adapter, localized to country of sale
Input: 100-240V AC, 50/60 Hz
Power consumption: 35W typical (with 2 x 500 GB disks)
Power-saving mode
Thermal
60 mm ball-bearing chassis cooling fan
Fan failure alert
High temperature email alert with auto-shutdown option
Environmental Specifications
0° - 95° F
20% - 80% Humidity (non-condensing)
FCC, UL, CE, C-tick, IC, RoHS compliance
Physical Specifications
Kensington® lock security hole
Dimension: h x w x d 142 x 101 x 222 mm (5.60 x 3.98 x 8.70 in)
Weight: 2.07 kg/4.56 lb without disks
Package Contents
ReadyNAS Duo
2 hard disk trays
Quick Installation Guide
Warranty card
Power adapter
Power cable
Ethernet cable
ReadyNAS Installation CD
ReadyNAS Discovery Utility
CDP (continuous data protection) backup software for Windows and Mac clients
Available Configurations
RND2000 – Diskless
RND2150 – 1 x 500 GB HDD
RND2175 – 1 x 750 GB HDD
RND2110 – 1 x 1000 GB HDD
System Requirements
Microsoft® Windows® 2000 (SP4), XP Home or Pro (SP1 or SP2), Vista, Macintosh OS-X, Linux
Router and broadband connection required for remote access features
Web browsers supported: Internet Explorer 6.0+, Netscape Navigator 7.0+, Opera 7.0+, Safari 1.22+, Mozilla Firefox 1.03+
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