Well-built, feature-rich NAS devices don’t need to be expensive – and NETGEAR’s ReadyNAS Duo v2 proves it. As a “prosumer” model, it aims to deliver all that a home and small business user alike would need, so read on as we discover whether or not this $200 NAS offering should be in your sights.
In an environment where uptime and data security is of paramount importance, a 5-bay NAS is an interesting proposition with its allure of huge storage and the ability implement a hot spare. Thecus’ N5550 only adds to the intrigue with its huge feature-set including a USB 3.0 port and 2GB of RAM. Let’s see if the other features can seal the deal.
Despite the importance of keeping our personal data safe, many forego setting themselves up with a solid solution that can come to the rescue in the event of a disaster. NAS boxes can be a bit pricy, however, and not to mention restrictive. That problem is solved with FreeNAS, a perfect start to your DIY storage solution.
It’s been a while since we last evaluated a NAS device, so to help kick things back off, we’re taking a look at Synology’s 2-bay DS212 NAS server. Synology has long offered not only robust hardware, but exceptionally good software, so let’s see if that still stands today, as our last look at a Synology product was a full three years ago.
|NETGEAR ReadyNAS Duo v2 NAS Server Review||Greg King||December 28, 2012||Network-Attached Storage, Networking|
|Thecus N5550 5-bay SMB/SOHO NAS Server Review||Rob Williams||September 26, 2012||Network-Attached Storage|
|An Introduction to FreeNAS – The Do-It-Yourself NAS OS||Greg King||February 29, 2012||Network-Attached Storage|
|Synology DS212 NAS Server Review||Greg King||February 13, 2012||Network-Attached Storage|