With more homes served by their own wired and wireless networks, there’s no better way to store all your music, movies and documents than a NAS box like this
Please enter the following information (all fields required):
Your User Review has successfully been submitted to the PC & Tech Authority team.
Netgear acquired Infrant's range of NAS devices back in early 2007, but it hasn't thrown the baby out with the bathwater, retaining a similar look and feel for its newer devices. The twin-bay Duo is one of these and boasts a host of attractive features.While the diskless ReadyNAS Duo may cost significantly more than the Buffalo or LaCie drives, it isn't without good reason. The Duo's metal frame helps it to feel incredibly sturdy and well built. It isn't just for show, either.Installation requires the user to secure each hard disk in a removable caddy with four screws, but once done the drives slide in and lock into place. Removing drives is a simple matter of depressing a button and sliding them out. This means hot-swapping of drives is on the agenda. There's no RAID0 or other RAID options as Netgear's own X-RAID technology mirrors the drives in a two-disk array, so it isn't a problem.Performance isn't up with the Synology, but considering the price differential it isn't far behind. The chassis was fitted with two Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 drives giving speeds of 19MB/sec and 11MB/sec for large and small files. Read speeds soared to 28MB/sec for large files and 17MB/sec for small files.The web interface is simple, with clear information about relevant sections. There are iTunes, UPnP media and print servers, and you get the facility for user accounts, user quotas and the capability to dabble with web hosting.At this price, the ReadyNAS Duo is a bargain. It isn't quite the fastest, or the most fully featured, but for all-round performance at a mid-range price it's very hard to beat.
This Review appeared in the May, 2009 issue of PC & Tech Authority Magazine
Source: Copyright © PC Pro, Dennis Publishing
More in Storage (1 of 10 articles)
More in Storage (2 of 10 articles)
More in Storage (3 of 10 articles)
More in Storage (4 of 10 articles)
More in Storage (5 of 10 articles)
More in Storage (6 of 10 articles)
More in Storage (7 of 10 articles)
More in Storage (8 of 10 articles)
More in Storage (9 of 10 articles)
More in Storage (10 of 10 articles)
Opinion – Is microSD dead?
Review: Thecus N5550
Xmas Gift Guide: Pure Luxury
Group Test: Thunderbolt external drives
Verbatim Store'n'Go USB 3
Get advice on the best gear, take part in discussions with comments on blogs, news and reviews; post your
own reviews and tailor make your information specifically to your interests.
Processing registration... Please wait.
This process can take up to a minute to complete.
A confirmation email has been sent to your email address - SUPPLIED EMAIL HERE. Please click on the link in the email to verify your email address. You need to verify your email before you can start posting.
If you do not receive your confirmation email within the next few minutes, it may be because the email has been captured by a junk mail filter. Please ensure you add the domain @pcauthority.com.au to your white-listed senders.
Click here to close this message