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Topic # 198372 6-Jul-2016 13:24
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Not sure if this is the best forum to ask this so if there's another forum that might hit more related people then please let me know.

 

Just wondering if anyone has any experience with the NetGear RN10200 NAS box and whether they can comments on the good and the bad of the box? Looks fairly good for the price but since its still quite a chunk of change then wanting people's experience it or whether there are better ones out there for the same price range.

 

Thanks in advance!


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  Reply # 1587102 6-Jul-2016 13:41
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My personal experience with Netgear is that they are very poor compared to the other NAS units out there. The drive selection they will actually support is rubbish and I have had bad experiences with them using drives not on their hardware compatibility list. Using drives not on the HCL has seen units randomly crash and break in ways that I just don't think they should. We also have had firmware issues that were eventually resolved, where a rackmount NAS that is their top of the line would go offline and be unreachable every few days.

 

Synology and Qnap seem to be pretty well regarded.





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  Reply # 1587104 6-Jul-2016 13:49
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Ditto for QNAP or Synology. Both good, reliable brands.

 

NetGear not so much. Every NetGear NAS I've worked with has caused no end of problems.  Avoid.

 

 


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Reply # 1587110 6-Jul-2016 13:54
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on my experience I wouldn't touch it with a barge pole.  I have a RN100104 in the garage gathering dust as cant in all honesty sell it as biggest pile of dog poo ever bought




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  Reply # 1587150 6-Jul-2016 14:27
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Thanks for the feedback - definitely seeing a trend :)

 

Taking a look at similarly priced 2-bay NAS's, I see there's the Synology DiskStation J Series DS216j. Apart from the lack of hotswap (which I must say would only really be a nice to have for me as I don't see myself needing to swap hard drives in and out on a regular basis especially with no downtime!) it seems to have a good set of features.

 

Anyone seen one of these in action? 


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  Reply # 1587161 6-Jul-2016 14:47
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Just to pile in on Netgear - I've got a ReadyNAS Duo 2, so a different 2-bay model model, but based on my experience with this unit I'll never buy another Netgear NAS! I look forward to mine dying so I can justify buying a new one, and one that can actually run Logitech Media server without crashing...


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  Reply # 1587170 6-Jul-2016 15:08
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Avoid the RN10200.  frown

 

Synology gear is excellent.  smile

 

EDITED for clarification.





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  Reply # 1587176 6-Jul-2016 15:28
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Sideface:

 

Avoid.  frown

 

 

Just to clarify, is that avoid NetGear or avoid the Synology I mentioned mid thread? (I'm guessing NetGear but figured I should check :) )


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  Reply # 1587430 7-Jul-2016 07:48
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Ive got the RN204 model, which is the 4 bay with more ram. 

 

It works perfectly. Ive not had any issues with it, since i bought it end of Jan this year. 

 

Not sure id go for the model you selected due to the amount of RAM available, but it really does depend on what apps you will install on it and what you want it to do.

 

Im running mine with 2 different drive types. 2 WD red and 2 Standard seagate drives. All 2TB models. Ive not had any compatibility issues and all the drives have been in use in a home NAS for over 2 years already

 

There have been some improvements in the firmware side of things and there are more apps popping up all the time. 

 

 

 

 

 

 





 

 

 

 

 


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