NETGEAR RN31442E-100EUS ReadyNAS 314 4 Bay Enterprise Personal Cloud Network Attached Storage – User-friendly, uncomplicated NAS.

Not a bad nas, frontend could use some work, but ok. . I have one of those old readynas duo’s which is rather old now and i wanted a new nas device to also replace our huge media-server running linux with a customized minidlna to fit to what we wanted here. Had a few issues setting up the shares and users, and had forgotten how long it took me last time with the duo, so i ended up enabling ssh via the system->settings page, so much easier via the console as root user. Also having manual control over the system fan would of been nice, by default the fan will slow down to about 800rpm (slowest i have seen it go) however it does go up to about 1,700rpm when the temperature gets high, i have only seen the temperature go up to about 61°c (rebuilding the raid) and as low as 34°c when first turned on. Nice thing i did notice was it has a dual core +ht, so that’s 4 core/threads show up in the console. Please be aware that if you fix 4x4tb drives you will end up with 12tb (4tb raid parity) – partition over heads and the os resulting in about 10. 9tb not all bad i guess just thought i would mention it. I also like the ‘readynas expansion chassis 5-bay, diskless’ that you can buy for it, not needed to buy it yet due to plenty of space (10. 9tb) to store all out backups and purchased software, drivers, iso backups and all of our media etc. Overall i rather like it, just don’t like the web frontend and i ended up setting up the main stuff as root via ssh.

I installed 4 off seagate 3. 5 inch 3tb constellation cs disks and powered it on. It auto configured itself, auto updated it’s rom and has been working flawlessly for the last 3 months. Power has been cut 4 times and the nas came back without any issues. Ftp server is superb and easy to configure. Solid heavy build quality, steel throughout, good finish with no sharp edges. Twin network ports can be teamed for high speed or redundancy or both. If you want to upsize your disks you can plug in a bigger one but it will only use space up to the smallest sized disk in your nas, however once you plug in the last bigger disk it will auto reconfigure and utilise the full space on all the disks with no user intervention (assuming you are using the default xraid setup).

Very good has allso the nv+ and a thecus n5510 and. Very goodhas allso the nv+ and a thecus n5510 and this 314 is much faster 100-120 mbs with large files and very very quiet. A lot of small files are problem and then its slowvery happy.

The best readynas series (and the most stable and perfrormant nas). I own the readynas 2xduo, duov2, 312, 314 and 316. The 3xx series is by far the best for this price range. If you effectively want a mini computer then the 5xx series is more for you at substantially more money (and at that price range i’d question whether it would be better to just build your own server/computer). The 3xx series is a marked improvement of the duos in a number of areas (software, cpu, ram etc). My favourite feature of the 3xx series is the snapshots. Each day your share can back up the changes that occurred and in the event of you deleting or over-writing a file you wanted you can return to the previous snapshot. The software is bullet-proof stable (unlike a lot of nases i’ve seen other people use). I’ve spotted a few annoyances (e-mail notifications about 80% disk space usage cannot be disabled or the threshold altered, snapshots always occur at midnight which will wake the disks up at midnight which is a bit annoying if you sleep in the room with it) and only 1 edge case bug (it doesn’t like being shut-down during a snapshot being taken which for a daily snapshot means midnight to 5 past is a bad time to try to shut it down) but have never lost a file or have it go unresponsive. Netgear try to push their app eco-system (i.

The automatic raid 5 striping across the discs. The automatic raid 5 striping across the discs is inspired.

Reviews from purchasers :

  • The Best ReadyNAS Series (and the most stable and perfrormant NAS)
  • Great until I needed to replace a drive
  • Very happy with this product.

The best readynas series (and the most stable and perfrormant nas). I own the readynas 2xduo, duov2, 312, 314 and 316. The 3xx series is by far the best for this price range. If you effectively want a mini computer then the 5xx series is more for you at substantially more money (and at that price range i’d question whether it would be better to just build your own server/computer). The 3xx series is a marked improvement of the duos in a number of areas (software, cpu, ram etc). My favourite feature of the 3xx series is the snapshots. Each day your share can back up the changes that occurred and in the event of you deleting or over-writing a file you wanted you can return to the previous snapshot. The software is bullet-proof stable (unlike a lot of nases i’ve seen other people use). I’ve spotted a few annoyances (e-mail notifications about 80% disk space usage cannot be disabled or the threshold altered, snapshots always occur at midnight which will wake the disks up at midnight which is a bit annoying if you sleep in the room with it) and only 1 edge case bug (it doesn’t like being shut-down during a snapshot being taken which for a daily snapshot means midnight to 5 past is a bad time to try to shut it down) but have never lost a file or have it go unresponsive. Netgear try to push their app eco-system (i.

An excellent product, and excellent service.

Usefull piece of it kit, great for back-up and streaming music, video’s and picture’s in and away from you home. . An excellent piece of it kit, straight forward and very easy to set-up, just pop in your hard discs and turn it on, the device will automatically format the disc’s so make sure your not using disc’s with your data on?. Because the system has to re-format them in a special way and any data on the disc’s you use in this will be lost. Has a very good gui however when accessing it locally via it’s ip address you get a certificate warning. Can’t see a work around on this yet, it’s not a big problem but something to be aware of.

This is a superb network attached storage (nas), and feel confident with netgear and what is on offer here. The unit comes with no hard drives included so you will need to get them yourself, the size and number you want is up to you, this holds up to four drives. The set up process is straight forward and easy, comes with supplied software. There are some configuration settings to consider how it works and how and this is dependent on how you want to use it. A great product thoroughly recomdended.

Great until i needed to replace a drive. Worked very well until i needed to change one of the drives. Nb a little slow when accessing via mac due to afp speeds. The readynas configuration was 2 x 3tb and 2 x 1tb all as one volume raid 6. So i replaced a drive 3tb disc with confidence and waited 7hrs for it to rebuild. On completion i was informed that the drive was now made up of 2 volumes, 1 x 3tb which was raid 1 and 2 x 1tb raid 5 with the other old 3tb drive, not being used and all the data lost. Not greatnow i’m rebuilding the 4 drives as one volume and will have to copy the data back from a backup. I had hoped that raid 6 would give me the confidence that my data was safe.

Great features, great price, easy to upgrade hard drives. Ages ago i had bought a couple of buffalo terastations but this is leagues ahead in terms of features, functionality & data security. We’ve got bittorrentsync installed so it’s making a backup of web servers, databases, mail servers and our personal files in near real time. The snapshot every hour feature for 48 hours is great, so is being able to take out a smaller hard drive, replace it with a larger hard drive and the data will sync without missing a beat. This pretty much future proofs it as bigger and bigger hard drives become available. One feature that energy conscious people will like to know about is that you can program when the device should turn itself on or off on a 7 day, 24 hour timer. We have no need for it to be on for 7 hours during the night so that’s 49 hours of electricity saving during the week. There are a few issues and gripes but none make me want to drop it a star.

My old thecus nas was dying so took the leap for this and it’s proving to be an excellent purchase. Quiet, easy to manage and all the other goodies like itunes server make it a breeze to use.

The only brand to buy really well made and easy to put together great product very happy with it arrived on time will definitely buy again. Excellent product and shipped fast. I recommend this product great product, excellent customer service.

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  1. The price was excellent though. . The software of this device should be improved a lot. The price was excellent though.
  2. This review is from : NETGEAR RN31442E-100EUS ReadyNAS 314 4 Bay Enterprise Personal Cloud Network Attached Storage (4 x 2 TB Included), iTunes Server, Plex Server, DLNA Media Streaming and RAID

    The price was excellent though. . The software of this device should be improved a lot. The price was excellent though.
  3. This review is from : NETGEAR RN31442E-100EUS ReadyNAS 314 4 Bay Enterprise Personal Cloud Network Attached Storage (4 x 2 TB Included), iTunes Server, Plex Server, DLNA Media Streaming and RAID

    An excellent starter nas for home users. An excellent starter nas for home users. Works well as a home data server, not brilliant for dlna streaming of films due to low processor/ram, but still a very happy customer.
    1. An excellent starter nas for home users. An excellent starter nas for home users. Works well as a home data server, not brilliant for dlna streaming of films due to low processor/ram, but still a very happy customer.
      1. Very happy with this product. . The readynas, is a very good product. Combined with the wd red drives they are fast and feature packed. The x-raid unique to the netgear means expansion is a doddle. Buy 2 or more bigger drives, and the volume will expand automatically (add one drive at a time). Want to run video files to your smart tv?.The readynas will connect to the netgear service and sort it – including accessing from mobile devices. Have just bought for work to store some data temporarily off the main san, based on my use of them at home. Just a word of advice, you will need dhcp running initially to setup as messing around with 169.
  4. Very happy with this product. . The readynas, is a very good product. Combined with the wd red drives they are fast and feature packed. The x-raid unique to the netgear means expansion is a doddle. Buy 2 or more bigger drives, and the volume will expand automatically (add one drive at a time). Want to run video files to your smart tv?.The readynas will connect to the netgear service and sort it – including accessing from mobile devices. Have just bought for work to store some data temporarily off the main san, based on my use of them at home. Just a word of advice, you will need dhcp running initially to setup as messing around with 169.
    1. Not as easy to set up as i had hoped but still. Not as easy to set up as i had hoped but still very very good. Separate app is required to use this as a video streaming device to the ipad at a cost but it’s ok. Connectivity wise, access via tinternet and internal wifi is sound. Net gear do have you covered if you aren’t really it savvy.
  5. This review is from : NETGEAR RN31442E-100EUS ReadyNAS 314 4 Bay Enterprise Personal Cloud Network Attached Storage (4 x 2 TB Included), iTunes Server, Plex Server, DLNA Media Streaming and RAID

    Not as easy to set up as i had hoped but still. Not as easy to set up as i had hoped but still very very good. Separate app is required to use this as a video streaming device to the ipad at a cost but it’s ok. Connectivity wise, access via tinternet and internal wifi is sound. Net gear do have you covered if you aren’t really it savvy.
  6. This review is from : NETGEAR RN31442E-100EUS ReadyNAS 314 4 Bay Enterprise Personal Cloud Network Attached Storage (4 x 2 TB Included), iTunes Server, Plex Server, DLNA Media Streaming and RAID

    Great set up and forget it, nas. Once i got this nas up and running for a few days, i don’t know how i’ve lived with out it. Great intergration of all my media and projects through my network, fast efficient, and keeps it all safe with raid.
    1. Great set up and forget it, nas. Once i got this nas up and running for a few days, i don’t know how i’ve lived with out it. Great intergration of all my media and projects through my network, fast efficient, and keeps it all safe with raid.
      1. Enterprise style nas for soho price. Not the first netgear readynas i’ve used, but the first with this operating system. The reason i bought this was because i previously had a duo and am familiar with the device navigation, but there is a limit on the storage options using a two bay unit and raid1 (it is now being used as a backup device for this one) – and obviously storage is consumed so quickly these days, so needed more space, and the old nas was creaking around the edges performance wise. There are lots of raid options available if you want to manually configure things, but using x-raid fully automates protection based on the number of drives being used, and allows for concurrent horizontal expansion. Having two network ports allows for redundancy options and if needed can be configured for link aggregation (as long as the back end switch supports it), active/passive or round robini have seen no issues with performance, and it serves media to everyone around the house, whether they are gaming, watching or listening to media or for the surveillance devices. There is support for the usual suspects like cifs, samba, dnla and iscsi is also therersync and time machine are very useful additions also. Definitely stick with the hcl for drives (i use wd) and you should have no issues we’ll recommended.
  7. This review is from : NETGEAR RN31442E-100EUS ReadyNAS 314 4 Bay Enterprise Personal Cloud Network Attached Storage (4 x 2 TB Included), iTunes Server, Plex Server, DLNA Media Streaming and RAID

    Enterprise style nas for soho price. Not the first netgear readynas i’ve used, but the first with this operating system. The reason i bought this was because i previously had a duo and am familiar with the device navigation, but there is a limit on the storage options using a two bay unit and raid1 (it is now being used as a backup device for this one) – and obviously storage is consumed so quickly these days, so needed more space, and the old nas was creaking around the edges performance wise. There are lots of raid options available if you want to manually configure things, but using x-raid fully automates protection based on the number of drives being used, and allows for concurrent horizontal expansion. Having two network ports allows for redundancy options and if needed can be configured for link aggregation (as long as the back end switch supports it), active/passive or round robini have seen no issues with performance, and it serves media to everyone around the house, whether they are gaming, watching or listening to media or for the surveillance devices. There is support for the usual suspects like cifs, samba, dnla and iscsi is also therersync and time machine are very useful additions also. Definitely stick with the hcl for drives (i use wd) and you should have no issues we’ll recommended.
    1. Out of the box setup with raid5, so the 8tb comes down to 5tb or so. Use it for storing music and backups, and running a plex server. Bought a cracking price, so no complaints, as compliments a 1tb nas, adding extra redundancy.
  8. This review is from : NETGEAR RN31442E-100EUS ReadyNAS 314 4 Bay Enterprise Personal Cloud Network Attached Storage (4 x 2 TB Included), iTunes Server, Plex Server, DLNA Media Streaming and RAID

    Out of the box setup with raid5, so the 8tb comes down to 5tb or so. Use it for storing music and backups, and running a plex server. Bought a cracking price, so no complaints, as compliments a 1tb nas, adding extra redundancy.
  9. This review is from : NETGEAR RN31442E-100EUS ReadyNAS 314 4 Bay Enterprise Personal Cloud Network Attached Storage (4 x 2 TB Included), iTunes Server, Plex Server, DLNA Media Streaming and RAID

    User-friendly, uncomplicated nas. . Simply add hard drive(s) and plug it in. The os does the rest of the set-up for you. This is an ideal entry level nas.
  10. This review is from : NETGEAR RN31442E-100EUS ReadyNAS 314 4 Bay Enterprise Personal Cloud Network Attached Storage (4 x 2 TB Included), iTunes Server, Plex Server, DLNA Media Streaming and RAID

    User-friendly, uncomplicated nas. . Simply add hard drive(s) and plug it in. The os does the rest of the set-up for you. This is an ideal entry level nas.
    1. Not a bad nas, frontend could use some work, but ok. . I have one of those old readynas duo’s which is rather old now and i wanted a new nas device to also replace our huge media-server running linux with a customized minidlna to fit to what we wanted here. Had a few issues setting up the shares and users, and had forgotten how long it took me last time with the duo, so i ended up enabling ssh via the system->settings page, so much easier via the console as root user. Also having manual control over the system fan would of been nice, by default the fan will slow down to about 800rpm (slowest i have seen it go) however it does go up to about 1,700rpm when the temperature gets high, i have only seen the temperature go up to about 61°c (rebuilding the raid) and as low as 34°c when first turned on. Nice thing i did notice was it has a dual core +ht, so that’s 4 core/threads show up in the console. Please be aware that if you fix 4x4tb drives you will end up with 12tb (4tb raid parity) – partition over heads and the os resulting in about 10. 9tb not all bad i guess just thought i would mention it. I also like the “readynas expansion chassis 5-bay, diskless” that you can buy for it, not needed to buy it yet due to plenty of space (10. 9tb) to store all out backups and purchased software, drivers, iso backups and all of our media etc. Overall i rather like it, just don’t like the web frontend and i ended up setting up the main stuff as root via ssh.
      1. Not a bad nas, frontend could use some work, but ok. . I have one of those old readynas duo’s which is rather old now and i wanted a new nas device to also replace our huge media-server running linux with a customized minidlna to fit to what we wanted here. Had a few issues setting up the shares and users, and had forgotten how long it took me last time with the duo, so i ended up enabling ssh via the system->settings page, so much easier via the console as root user. Also having manual control over the system fan would of been nice, by default the fan will slow down to about 800rpm (slowest i have seen it go) however it does go up to about 1,700rpm when the temperature gets high, i have only seen the temperature go up to about 61°c (rebuilding the raid) and as low as 34°c when first turned on. Nice thing i did notice was it has a dual core +ht, so that’s 4 core/threads show up in the console. Please be aware that if you fix 4x4tb drives you will end up with 12tb (4tb raid parity) – partition over heads and the os resulting in about 10. 9tb not all bad i guess just thought i would mention it. I also like the “readynas expansion chassis 5-bay, diskless” that you can buy for it, not needed to buy it yet due to plenty of space (10. 9tb) to store all out backups and purchased software, drivers, iso backups and all of our media etc. Overall i rather like it, just don’t like the web frontend and i ended up setting up the main stuff as root via ssh.