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Netgear ReadyNAS RN716X 10GbE NAS Review

By: Chris Ramseyer | Network Storage in IT/Datacenter | Posted: Oct 9, 2014 1:03 pm
TweakTown Rating: 95%Manufacturer: Netgear

Netgear ReadyNAS RN716X

 

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Here we get our first look at the Netgear ReadyNAS RN716X. Without power, the front of the system has a flat black look. When the system is powered, the front lights up. Proximity sensors act as buttons, so you can monitor the status, or configure the NAS.

 

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The power button is located behind the non-locking door. The drive bays are also revealed with the door open. Sadly, there isn't a way to lock the drive sleds, but the system does use AES 256-bit encryption if data security is a concern.

 

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The RN716X is quite small for the performance it packs.

 

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Aside from the front USB port, all of the I/O connectivity is on the back of the NAS.

 

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The RN716X uses an inboard power supply. Looking at the larger image (by clicking on it), you can see that the PSU fan is actually away from the edge of the vent opening. This reduces noise from the small PSU fan. You can also see the Kingsington lock hole in this image.

 

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The large fan at the top of the unit keeps the drives and internal components cool. The RN716 is a very quiet NAS, both at rest and under load.

 

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The system has three eSATA ports, along with two gigabit Ethernet ports, a HDMI port, and two USB 3.0 ports.

 

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Dual 10GBaseT comes from an add-in card. With most 10GbE NAS products, the client side NAS location software isn't able to find the NAS because the MAC address is from another manufacturer. Netgear managed to make a NAS that allows the client side software find the RN716X, even when you use the 10GbE ports.

 

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Vibration is isolated from the desk or shelf with four foam rubber feet on the bottom of the system.

 

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We wanted to get a peek inside at the 10GBaseT card, but it wasn't possible without completely tearing the system down.

 

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The system is well put together from all sides.

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