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Netgear ReadyNAS 104 4-Bay NAS - 4x Bays, Diskless, Marvell Armada 370 1.2GHz, USB 3.0, Gigabit LAN

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Netgear ReadyNAS 104 4-Bay NAS - 4x Bays, Diskless, Marvell Armada 370 1.2GHz, USB 3.0, Gigabit LAN
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Rating: 6/10
With 4 User Reviews
Andrewww@NCIX
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Review Date: 12/22/14
Cons: - Ridiculously slow to build RAID (over 30 hours for 3X 3TB)- Reliability? (see summary)- Warranty is a scam (see summary)

Pros: - Looks great- Easy drive installation- No problem streaming 1080p with WDTV and Patriot media boxes
Comment:
I wish I didn't give a bad rating to this box as it seems to work pretty well but I have been having too much problems to give it a higher rating.First: WARRANTY. 3 years? Yeah right. 3 years for HARDWARE ONLY. The SOFTWARE warranty is for 3 TINY MONTHS!!! Seriously, I just cannot believe that. I have purchased that box 8 months ago, wrote to the tech support because the NAS reported one faulty drive and when I shut it down, removed the drive and powered it back up, no error, RAID is normal.So I did a DISK TEST, believe it or not, I stopped it after 11 DAYS. I was sick and tired to hear the noise of the drives. It never finished. I mean, 11 days for 3 X 3TB drives?So the technical support team told me that my warranty expired (3 months after my purchase) and I'd need to pay 80 US$ to extend my warranty. Very disappointed by that.
wlee@NCIX
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Review Date: 08/14/14
Cons: OS can use more work

Pros: price is competitive when on salesturdy buildiscsi support
Comment:
The advantage of four bay over two bay is with raid 5 you lose 25% capacity as protection in case 1 drive fails, instead of raid 1 you lose 50% which is too much in my opinion.it's not the fastest speed and feature rich unit on the market, but for the price paid, I think it's good deal.
Marc_D@NCIX
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Review Date: 01/10/14
Cons: not well documented for starting up

Pros: Easy to install drive
Comment:
Not stable enought to put sensitive data. Unable to have it work correctly, latest firmware 6.1.5 buggy and was told by netgear support to downgrade to 6.0.8 . After that i needed to reset because of constant freeze and lost all my data. Plus RAID5 array of 4 3TB WD red take about 26 hours to build (did that 3 times in one week). Had speed problems with my exiting gigabit router(engenius). Want something user friendly and easy to use at home. Read Netgear forum before purchasing, you will have a good idea of the product.
Stephen_M@NCIX
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Review Date: 07/08/13
Cons: Slow volume rebuildingOdd drive setup process

Pros: Antivirus protectionUnlimited snapshot capabilityApple Time-machineTool-less drive install
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This is the second NAS that I have purchased and so far I've been pleased with this one. Drives installed without any tools in a nice locking system. The 4 four drives I installed had some old info on them, so the initial set-up process was a bit more complicated, as I had to reset to factory defaults (Not well documented process of using a paper-clip, restarting and cycling through the onscreen menu to find Factory Reset). After that, setup was a breeze. All functions are controlled by web interface which is clean and intuitive. Runs very quiet and not warm to the touch. (my 2-bay D-Link can get hot enough to cook on). I would suggest checking the Netgear web site for drive compatibility before buying drives, as it's a pretty small list.

Product Features

NAS 4 Bays

Netgear ReadyNAS 104 4-Bay NAS
This ReadyNAS 104 4-Bay NAS from Netgear is designed for enterprise-class productivity, manageability, and reliability. This NAS is what small and medium businesses need for an affordable yet high performance network storage solution. It utilizes a Marvell ARMADA 370 1.2 GHz processor that delivers fast and powerful server operations that can easily handle multiple data processing tasks. Thanks to its RAID configuration with real-time anti-virus and native encryption, it keeps your precious digital data safe from virtually any threat. In addition, its USB 3.0 ports provide convenient connections to your other external devices. Purchase the Netgear 104 4-Bay NAS today!

What It Is And Why You Need It:

  • Network Attached Storage; offers a centralized place for sharing files to multiple PCs
  • Marvell ARMADA 370 1.2 GHz processor; ensures quicker and more responsive operations
  • RAID configuration; provides all-around data security with anti-virus encryption
  • USB 3.0; allows you to connect your other external devices

Product Specifications

Model
Diskless System
General
BrandNETGEAR
ReadyNAS 104 (RN10400-100NAS)
Interfaces
Port RJ-452 x 10/100/1000M
Port USB2 x USB3.0 + 1 x USB2.0
Port eSATA1 x eSATA
HDD Interface4 x SATA (4 x Bay)
Configuration
Form Factor4-Bay
ProcessorMarvell Armada 370 1.2GHz
Default/ Max. Memory512MB RAM
Hard Drive Performance
Included HDD Capacity
RAIDRAID: 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, X-RAID2
Conveniences
LEDs2-Line LCD display
Features
FeaturesEasily store, share and stream data from your personal cloud

Complete protection and recoverability with XRAID2, unlimited snapshots and real-time anti-virus

Compatible with all Windows, Mac, Linux, web and mobile devices

High-performance Marvell Armada CPU

Four-bay hot-swappable 2.5" or 3.5" SATA/SSD Drive Bays

16TB maximum internal capacity

Supports SSD and SATA drives (with tool-less installation)

ReadyCLOUD for simple cloud-based setup, file access and management

ReadyDROP for seamless file synchronization across your digital ecosystem

Library of add-on applications available through NETGEAR Genie Plus Marketplace
Package Contents
Package ContentsReadyNAS 104 (RN10400-100XXX)
4 hard drive trays - Tool-less installation
ReadyNAS OS 6.0 Installation Guide
Power adapter and cable
Ethernet cable
ReadyNAS Installation and Resource CD
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