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Old 12-08-2010, 14:27   #1
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Netgear ReadyNAS Duo 2TB - £245.00 (With free extra 2TB until April 2011)

If anyone else was like me and waiting for the ReadyNAS to come back in stock at Kikatek, it's there now!

Netgear RND2120 ReadyNAS Duo 2000GB Desktop Network Storage
http://www.kikatek.com/product_info....ucts_id=130022

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Old 12-08-2010, 14:31   #2
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If anyone else was like me and waiting for the ReadyNAS to come back in stock at Kikatek, it's there now!

Netgear RND2120 ReadyNAS Duo 2000GB Desktop Network Storage
http://www.kikatek.com/product_info....ucts_id=130022
Waaaaaaaah! ... I couldn't wait & bought it elsewhere for £260. Arrived yesterday & set it up last night. Highly recommended. Within 20 minutes, I was copying across my iTunes music & later, was accessing it all via my 360 & PS3.
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Old 12-08-2010, 14:34   #3
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Ah well, that's not much more! I thought it was £270+ elsewhere so I held off. This came to about £258 delivered.

Do you know what drive is actually inside? Brief google search suggested a Seagate but I couldn't be sure. I assume the one that Netgear sends out will be exact same model.
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Old 12-08-2010, 14:42   #4
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Yeah, had a quick look & it was a Seagate Barracuda.
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Old 12-08-2010, 15:54   #5
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If anyone else was like me and waiting for the ReadyNAS to come back in stock at Kikatek, it's there now!

Netgear RND2120 ReadyNAS Duo 2000GB Desktop Network Storage
http://www.kikatek.com/product_info....ucts_id=130022
Still don't full understand this advert/offer.

Are they saying it comes (£250) with a 2TB drive as standard, and you can claim another 2TB drive giving you 4TB for your money?
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Old 12-08-2010, 16:38   #6
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Still don't full understand this advert/offer.

Are they saying it comes (£250) with a 2TB drive as standard, and you can claim another 2TB drive giving you 4TB for your money?
Yes, that's exactly it.
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Old 12-08-2010, 18:19   #7
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Yes, that's exactly it.
Thanks.

Do you (or anyone else who has one) know how fast you can copy data to it?

Say a BIG file, a Movie for example.

Might I be able to copy data to it at 5mb a sec, 10mb a sec, 20mb a sec ?

Transferring data between PC's on my network I can move data across at about 23mb/sec
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Old 12-08-2010, 18:45   #8
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I can't quite remember exactly, but when I copied over 7Gb of music files from my external USB drive to the NAS, it took around 12 minutes. I assume it would have been a little quicker if it had come direct from my PC hard-drive.
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Old 12-08-2010, 19:09   #9
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It supports upto a gigabit network. Having said that don't think I have a gigabit router.

It's been dispatched already, chose the standard 5 to 7 day delivery but it's with FedEx already for Next Working Day

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Old 12-08-2010, 19:13   #10
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I have started a new thread for this.
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Old 12-08-2010, 19:14   #11
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It supports upto a gigabit network. Having said that don't think I have a gigabit router.
Yeah, I know but having read many reviews of terrible NAS speeds in the past (even ones with Gigabit ports) I know that's as reliable as the promise made by a member or parliament at elections time.

Two things I'd like to know from someone who already had one.

How many MB/sec does it transfer files across when you drag say a 4GB DVD file onto it from your PC, or back from it onto your PC

Also, when it's not in use, does it spin down and pretty much shut off automatically after a while, or will I have to physically turn it off every night as it won't get used weekdays till the following evening.
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Don't know if it has auto shut-off when idle, but you can set up a time scheduler to say when it turns on and off.

Good coverage of the features here
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Don't know if it has auto shut-off when idle, but you can set up a time scheduler to say when it turns on and off.

Good coverage of the features here
Great, I've been struggling to find a review.

To be honest, the startup and shutdown times and the 20MB/30MB ish speeds (depending on mode) and iTunes server and everything else pretty much answer all my needs.
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You can pre-order it from Scan for £246.62, with free delivery if you join the Hexus or AVforums.

Stock is due any day, as Netgear have obviously shipped a batch to UK retailers.

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Still don't full understand this advert/offer.

Are they saying it comes (£250) with a 2TB drive as standard, and you can claim another 2TB drive giving you 4TB for your money?
Yes, and no.

Depends how you configure the NAS. By default it's set up in Netgear's X-RAID format, which means that with 2 x 2TB drives installed you'll get 2TB of fully-redundant storage not 4TB.

You can configure the Readynas is RAID0 mode, which would allow the full 4TB of storage, but with no data redundancy (ie, hard drive failure would lose all your data).

You also have to decide which setup from the start, as the Readynas can't swap from one RAID format to another without wiping the disks.

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Yes, and no.

Depends how you configure the NAS. By default it's set up in Netgear's X-RAID format, which means that with 2 x 2TB drives installed you'll get 2TB of fully-redundant storage not 4TB.

You can configure the Readynas is RAID0 mode, which would allow the full 4TB of storage, but with no data redundancy (ie, hard drive failure would lose all your data).

You also have to decide which setup from the start, as the Readynas can't swap from one RAID format to another without wiping the disks.
Thanks, yes I read that bit.

Although it's a waste I'd go the "waste a drive" route as the whole point of a NAS for me is data safety and if I'm going to loose my data if one drive fails then it's rather pointless.

Their Default mode (as you mention) As far as I can tell it means that if either of the drives fail then you can just pull the bad one out, plug another in and it will rebuild the data onto the new drive (Automatically I guess)
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I'm happy with the default mode of having 2TB capacity & the relief of knowing that I have a mirrored back-up if one drive goes down.

The only downside is the thought of now knuckling down & finally making the effort to copy over all my cd music collection which i've been meaning to do for years... EEEEK!
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I have one of these, it's a great little device, the admin can be accessed from an iPad, inc the bittorrent client / tool. The iPad app airplayer allows music and video streaming from the nas to iPad as well (plays divx etc)

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I've always wanted to go with the data-safety route, but haven't wanted to spend the extra on a drive in the past where it effectively feels like I'm spending money for no extra space. Because of the deal though, I'm taking it as a free 2TB backup option

If a drive fails in the future and/or you want to replace it with a larger drive, you can just take out the old 2TB drive, fit in the new one and it will restore it automatically from the old drive
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So does this only have 2 bays right? It only comes with 1x2TB hdd and you claim an extra one through redemption?

I recently went for the LG with Blu-Ray NAS and stuck in 2x1TB hdds. Came up to £300!!

I'm interested in the iPad airplayer app Tyler Durden mentions. I'm still waiting for my iPad, but I'm curious in whether most NAS will work with that app (i.e. my LG).
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