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.
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.
NETGEAR RN31443D-100EUS ReadyNAS 314 4x 3TB Desktop Network Attached Storage
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- Easy protection and recoverability with unlimited snapshots, XRAID2, and real-time anti-virus
- Compatible across all Windows, Mac, Linux, web and mobile devices
- Compatible with all major backup software
- Supports SSD and DATA drives (with tool-less installation)
- ReadyCLOUD for simple cloud-based setup, file access and management
Some config issues but a well made product.
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.
The automatic raid 5 striping across the discs. The automatic raid 5 striping across the discs is inspired.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A very well built and well featured nas small office storage solution – expensive, but then so is the data it protects i guess. This four hard drive netgear readynas 314 is on techie magazine pcpro’s 2014 a-list for best nas storage solution, being listed as the alternative to the cheaper 5* rated synology ds214play diskstation 2 that has two nas hard drive slots. I had intended to use this netgear readynas 314 storage device at work but chatting to the it guys they refused to connect it directly to the works network, as someone connected a cheap nas without asking and brought down the entire buildings network for 36 hours. This means i could only privately network this nas to our lab server pc (an old hp workstation) and then no-one will be able to see it from the main works network – so ironically an esata or usb3 external hard drive system would be better as the pc server could happily share drives like that. This netgear nas has two usb3 ports, one usb2 port and an esata port all of which are only for adding extra drives – you can’t access the nas drives via usb or esata, you must attach the netgear to a dchp router (that can assign network addresses) and access the network drive via a web-browser and the netgear’s ip address for setup, using the supplied readynas os 6. So i now use this nas drive on our large family home wired/wifi network instead, where it appears on the network like another workgroup pc but functions the same as a pc usb2 external drive for all network users. Once found by our home billion 7800n router, i assigned this readynas a fixed ip network address using the routers dchp ‘fixed host’ option. The readynas drive has two 1gbps network sockets, and i simply installed the readynas software on my pc (which auto-updated to the latest version), cabled in the nas unit to our home billion wifi/cable router and the nas system duly appeared via the browser address for setup. You setup the readynas 314 online (for cloud if wanted), and then for the network via the local install setup wizard.
An excellent product, and excellent service.
This is the first network attached storage (nas) device i have ever used so the whole experience has been new for me. I got this because the level of data i seem to be amassing seems to warrant a lot more space than just an average external hard drive and with this type of device you get the added comfort and reassurance that your stuff is safe, secure and protected at a more advanced level. This 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 four drives. The whole set up is pretty straight forward with the supplied software and then it is just a question of getting used to and familiar with how it works and how you want to use it.
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.