NETGEAR ReadyNAS 214 4-Bay Network Attached Storage – stylish,convenient and excellent performance

Excellent nas for office or media. Good performing nas for the office. Also works well as a plex server, transcoding well without the stuttering found on lesser-powered servers.

Excellent nas for office or media. Good performing nas for the office. Also works well as a plex server, transcoding well without the stuttering found on lesser-powered servers.

So as describediv had the nas running for about a month now and it seems to be ok only time will tell how good it is only down side is it would have been nice to have an instruction booklet i had to look it up on the net.

Perfect for my media storing and streaming requirements. I’ve had this unit up and running for roughly a month and so far it’s done all i’ve asked of it perfectly. I’m far from a “techie” with these kinds of things although i do have a fairly good understanding of computing in general. Initial set-up was simple enough, i use a macbook predominantly and used the netgear raidar app to find the nas on the network and enter the admin page from there. I mainly use nas devices for storing media and streaming but i don’t do a huge amount of “back-up” etc, although i will look into it with this device as the “backup jobs” scheduler looks comprehensive and easy to use. Before i received the rn214 i used to use various streaming devices and software programs to get my media around the home but the great thing with the new netgear nas’s is that they run plex media server flawlessly. I can now use the plex app on my xbox one, ipads, iphone when i’m either at home or away. I also have a sonos system that streams directly from the nas, just need to point the sonos app at the right folder and it does the rest for you. Prior to using this nas, i was using two separate nas boxes, one for media files, music etc, the other for family photos and videos. As this product is a 4 bay, it means i can have all the media on one hdd, being auto backed up by raid on one of the other hdd’s and i can do exactly the same for my family photos and videos on the other two hdd’s, great peace of mind if one of the hard drives ever failed.

Some problems to connect my samsung tv.

Reviews from purchasers :

  • works like a champion
  • Home storage, simple, affordable and reliable
  • stylish,convenient and excellent performance

Works great have recently become a netgear fan used to hate their products but they have come along way.

So as describediv had the nas running for about a month now and it seems to be ok only time will tell how good it is only down side is it would have been nice to have an instruction booklet i had to look it up on the net.

Home storage, simple, affordable and reliable. The rn214 is a clean and uncomplicated four bay nas enclosure with a sturdy metal chassis and two pairs of drive bays that pull out from the front (located behind a door). As well as a front usb port, which you can configure to transfer data instantly between a usb drive and the nas at the touch of a button, there are two usb3 ports at the rear and a single esata2 port. The nas connects to your network via a gigabit ethernet port at the rear. There are aactually 2 gigabit ports here which when combined can take advantage of a speed boost that overcomes the natural bottleneck of a single cable connection. There is a handy web browser based set up process thats simple and fast to get through. Once your in your presented with one of the best laid out admin panels your likely to encounter. You can install a host of additional apps from the control panel eg. Plex which allows for full 1080p transcoding and streaming to any device. I primarily use the readynas as a media server so for me plex put a host of other devices out of work.

Stylish,convenient and excellent performance. Great i used it often these are perfect, you don’t need a plug in. Nice ,affordable case,i’ll buy again my daughter will love it.Just wanted i was hoping for and more.

It’s a screw-less system to put the drives in so a few minutes at best, nice and simple. I must start by saying i received this nas free as part of the netgear friends and family program but my review is based upon my own experience of setting up and using this device. This was a disk-less unit so i purchased 4 x wd red 2tb nas drives to populate it. It’s a screw-less system to put the drives in so a few minutes at best, nice and simple. Set-up of the nas comes with readycloud which was particularly easy, i just plugged the nas into my router and browsed to [. to create an account, discover and set-up my nas. Once set-up on-line via readycloud i was able to jump straight from there via a click to the management page of the nas itself, from here i could get to a more granular management page of the system. You do get more options in terms of settings on the nas when on the direct management page, but readycloud is good for quick set-up and great for accessing your files or sharing them. I have a mix devices, windows, android, ios, mac os but the nas supports protocols for access that all seem to understand. Smb for windows/android and afp for mac/ios seem to do the job. ]

Stylish,convenient and excellent performance. Great i used it often these are perfect, you don’t need a plug in. Nice ,affordable case,i’ll buy again my daughter will love it.Just wanted i was hoping for and more.

Very nice piece of equipments. It has solved all of my file sharing problems. Will be getting another soon.

Some problems to connect my samsung tv.

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  1. Simple to get up and running, simple to set up personal cloud and access from phone etc ehen away from home. I added 12tb of storage in a raid 5. If you have a netgear swich you can bond the two ethernet ports, even with a normal switch/hub you can still use both to improve load balancing. Not too keen ont he documetnation for backups using rsync, most is for an older version of the operating system. You do need to make sure you get the latest firmware updates. For the hardcore users you can enable ssh root access and that gives you the full power of the linux distribution on which it runs. I have two in separate building, one backing up the other, one running subversion and mysql and the other offiering a web service too – you can do all that just picking apps off the menus. I have all my music, videos etc on it and dlna to tv, hifi etc. My main use is to hold my photographic works and that runs to a few tb.
  2. This review is from : NETGEAR ReadyNAS 214 4-Bay Network Attached Storage for Personal Cloud, Diskless (RN21400-100NES)

    Simple to get up and running, simple to set up personal cloud and access from phone etc ehen away from home. I added 12tb of storage in a raid 5. If you have a netgear swich you can bond the two ethernet ports, even with a normal switch/hub you can still use both to improve load balancing. Not too keen ont he documetnation for backups using rsync, most is for an older version of the operating system. You do need to make sure you get the latest firmware updates. For the hardcore users you can enable ssh root access and that gives you the full power of the linux distribution on which it runs. I have two in separate building, one backing up the other, one running subversion and mysql and the other offiering a web service too – you can do all that just picking apps off the menus. I have all my music, videos etc on it and dlna to tv, hifi etc. My main use is to hold my photographic works and that runs to a few tb.
  3. This review is from : NETGEAR ReadyNAS 214 4-Bay Network Attached Storage for Personal Cloud, Diskless (RN21400-100NES)

    Music supplied to different players in house simultaneously and reliably.
  4. This review is from : NETGEAR ReadyNAS 214 4-Bay Network Attached Storage for Personal Cloud, Diskless (RN21400-100NES)

    Music supplied to different players in house simultaneously and reliably.
  5. This review is from : NETGEAR ReadyNAS 214 4-Bay Network Attached Storage for Personal Cloud, Diskless (RN21400-100NES)

    It’s a screw-less system to put the drives in so a few minutes at best, nice and simple. I must start by saying i received this nas free as part of the netgear friends and family program but my review is based upon my own experience of setting up and using this device. This was a disk-less unit so i purchased 4 x wd red 2tb nas drives to populate it. It’s a screw-less system to put the drives in so a few minutes at best, nice and simple. Set-up of the nas comes with readycloud which was particularly easy, i just plugged the nas into my router and browsed to [. ] to create an account, discover and set-up my nas. Once set-up on-line via readycloud i was able to jump straight from there via a click to the management page of the nas itself, from here i could get to a more granular management page of the system. You do get more options in terms of settings on the nas when on the direct management page, but readycloud is good for quick set-up and great for accessing your files or sharing them. I have a mix devices, windows, android, ios, mac os but the nas supports protocols for access that all seem to understand. Smb for windows/android and afp for mac/ios seem to do the job.
    1. It’s a screw-less system to put the drives in so a few minutes at best, nice and simple. I must start by saying i received this nas free as part of the netgear friends and family program but my review is based upon my own experience of setting up and using this device. This was a disk-less unit so i purchased 4 x wd red 2tb nas drives to populate it. It’s a screw-less system to put the drives in so a few minutes at best, nice and simple. Set-up of the nas comes with readycloud which was particularly easy, i just plugged the nas into my router and browsed to [. ] to create an account, discover and set-up my nas. Once set-up on-line via readycloud i was able to jump straight from there via a click to the management page of the nas itself, from here i could get to a more granular management page of the system. You do get more options in terms of settings on the nas when on the direct management page, but readycloud is good for quick set-up and great for accessing your files or sharing them. I have a mix devices, windows, android, ios, mac os but the nas supports protocols for access that all seem to understand. Smb for windows/android and afp for mac/ios seem to do the job.