Netgear ReadyNAS Duo owners

Discussion in 'Networking & NAS' started by Kristian, Jun 16, 2009.

  1. Kristian

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    Afternoon,

    For those of you who have a ReadyNas Duo unit, could you please answer me a few of questions? I do realise that it will depend a bit on the disks used.

    How loud are they? I have used a SNAP 2200 NAS before and the noise of the fan and the two disks is such that it is disturbing even when it is sat in a cupboard with the doors closed.

    What's the energy use like? Does it kick out much heat?

    And a question for everyone; any thoughts on whether there will be another offer after the current free 500GB drive one finishes this month (30th June)? I know the price has dropped recently so maybe not...

    Cheers,

    Kris.
     
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    Fan only runs audibly on start up, after that I wouldn't even know it's on, haven't measured energy use and doesn't run particularly hot. Installed with 2x 1TB drives.
     
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    Ditto with 2 x 500Gb Seagate drives.
     
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    I have a 4 bay NV+ readyNAS, as above, the fans kick in on full whilst it boots...then you cant hear them - mine is on the desk, my PC below, and the PC is louder

    Theres nearly always an offer on somewhere, either for a free drive, or buy one get one free type deals - you seen the one in the streamin forums - £150 ish I think
     
  5. Kristian

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    Cheers Mark. I couldn't find the one on the streaming forums though.

    How you doing anyway? You got rid of the stick yet? I'll be driving past your place again on Monday...
     
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    the quietest readynas at the mo is the pro pioneer six bay then the nvx then the nv+ and then the duo. The duo is only slightly noisy due to a smaller fan spinning faster than the other units.

    Just FYI,

    there has been price drops on the duo and nv+ just recently.
     
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    does this take 2.5" or 3.5" drives?
     
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    3.5" standard SATA drives
     
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    thanks, any recommendations for a drive? I'm thinking Western Digital or Samsung...
     
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