4/3/2013 8:18:34 PM
Michael T from Calgary writes:
- Great product. Used its DLNA function extensively.
- Software and apps. Not too bad but it could be better.
- Just now, I have learned that they have a newer OS 6. But will only support the newer products after these products. I bought my DUO v2 in less than 8 months and it is now almost obsolete due to unsupported hardware.
Great deal, awesome product.
3/12/2013 9:07:47 AM
T Rowley from Calgary writes:
- Fast setup, and a great UI. Quiet and small. The unit came with everything, including the screws to attach the HDD to the carriers. Software install was a piece of cake, and updated without me having to look for the update.
- Would like to have a couple more USB ports at the rear of the unit. Doesnt like regular HDD's, reccomend use of the Western Digital NAS specific drives. Regular drives went critical after 10 min of data transfer.
- Over all a great unit. As a home network NAS system, it compares to the more expensive units with no problem. It may not look sleek and flashy, but it is a great performer.
Would have been 5 stars if not for the HDD issues.
7/3/2012 5:34:10 PM
Kayko from Edmonton writes:
- FAST transfers
- None found yet
- I have had this NAS for about a month or two with 2-2GB drives. I really like the interface which has a good number of features that allows me to set it up and integrate it with my home network exactly the way I want it. I use it with my PS3, android phone, tablet, and DLNA devices with no issues. The transfer rates are very good - more than can be said for others in this price range.
7/1/2012 11:10:47 AM
Vincent from Vancouver writes:
- For the price of the unit at $99.99, you can't go wrong, you can use it on a network or use it directly connected to your computer through the network cable if you setup your computer correctly. Runs very fast with my WD Green 2TB drives. Nice quiet unit even with the fan running. Average read and write speed is about 40 MB/s when directly connected to my Macbook Pro through the network port.
- Setting up new HDD for it took me a while to figure it out. You need to set them to default setting like everyone say. They need to point this out as there is not much printed material that comes with this unit. When the HDD are not setup properly the unit is just a brick that you can't even turn off.
- Over very good unit for the price!
nice unit ReadyNAS v2 review
6/18/2012 8:27:34 PM
Collin from Calgary writes:
- i would have to agree with Mike's review, you have to perform a factory default if using a new drive, backup your data prior as it will erase it., as i did not do this at first and the unit would stop responding and not perform a graceful shutdown...it just acted flaky, once the factory default format was xraid2 done no more issues, the guide should point this out better, great unit...get it one before they run out. update your firmware first, make sure you backup, then factory default, good to
- documentation, check the Hardware compatibility list,
- great unit, great performance, great readynas forum support. build solid, like out of real metal and stuff, feels secure. make sure you see advantages in setting up as xraid2, rather than other raid, small and compact.nice
6/10/2012 2:12:37 PM
Mike from Calgary, AB writes:
- Easy setup and drive install.
- The only problem i found with this unit is that you MUST format any drive you put into it, so you cannot retain any data you already had on the drives you wish to use.
- overall i am happy with this unit, nice set of applications available for it and it has all the standards for file/print sharing, media streaming and remote phone axs via IOS or Android, and its got above average network performance compared to my last NAS. Would have been nice if i wasn't forced to use RAID causing a mandatory format of any drives you put in it, would have given it a 5 out of 5 otherwise. Still its a steal if you can get it on sale like i did for $99!