Pros

  • Software includes a BitTorrent client
  • Sturdy construction

Cons

  • Software not easy to use

At A Glance

Compact, two-bay, hot-swappable NAS device packs a strong punch, both in features and performance.

Manufacturer’s Description

The NETGEAR ReadyNAS Duo has two hot swappable SATA drive bays and lets you store, share, and protect data on your home network like never before. Centralize movies, photos, and music for easy and reliable storage. Access your content whenever, wherever, and share it with your home devices, friends and family even over the Internet. Protect against loss with the integrated ReadyNAS Vault online backup service. The ReadyNAS Duo features a Gigabit Ethernet interface, DLNA/UPnP AV streaming, grow on the fly X-RAID automatic protection and capacity expansion and works with Windows, Mac, Linux, and UNIX clients.

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number RND2150
Storage
Drive size 500.0 GB
Hard Drive Speed 7200.0 RPM
Ports and Connections
Available Interfaces Gigabit ethernet
Included Software
Included Software
  • ReadyNAS Installation CD
  • ReadyNAS Discovery Utility
  • NTI Shadow for ReadyNAS for WindowsMacintosh
General
Buffer Size 16.0 MB
Hardware
Installation Kit Hardware
  • power adapter/cable.
  • Ethernet cable
  • two hard disk trays

Performance

PC World Test Center
Interface tested Gigabit ethernet
Performance
Test Version 2.0
External Write - Files and Folders 283.68
Primary Volume - Virus Scan 262.89
External Write - Large File 228.62
External Read - Files and Folders 239.38
External Read - Large File 128.28
Primary Volume - Windows File Search 312.19