Netgear ReadyNAS NV+ RND4000
Released August, 2007
The Pros:Supports X-RAID, Netgear's proprietary RAID format with managed volume expansion. Easy to set up and configure with the well written instruction manual.
The Cons:Some features are not Linux compatible, such as the print server. Web interface uses annoying alert pop ups for every confirmation. Power supply reliability issues - might need replacing during the product's lifetime.
The ReadyNAS NV+ RND4000 is a network-attached storage device from Netgear. Although the RND4000 is diskless, models with up to four terabytes of storage capacity are available, in the form of four hot-swappable disks.
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The ReadyNAS NV+ connects via ethernet to a home network, and with a hard drive, provides storage space available to all computer on that network. Systems are pre-configured in X-RAID mode and support RAID 0, 1, and 5. The device supports Macs, and integrates with DLNA-certified products like the Playstation 3 for media streaming. Advanced backup and print serving capabilities are among other key features.
- Ethernet 10/100/1000
- Up to 4 hot-swappable disks
- X-RAID + RAID 0, 1, 5
- LCD display
- Built-in, customizable backup support
- Advanced data recovery
- Print server
- SATA/SATA II compatibility
- 3 USB ports
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User Reviews (3)
supports X-RAID, Netgear's proprietary RAID format with managed volume expansion
easy to set up and configure with the well written instruction manual
some features are not Linux compatible, such as the print server
web interface uses annoying alert pop ups for every confirmation
power supply reliability issues - might need replacing during the product's lifetime
requires a firmware update in order to enable basic SSH functionality
loud internal fan - not ideal if placed in proximity to an HTPC for media serving
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