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Netgear ReadyNAS 214 Four-Bay Consumer NAS Review

By: Tyler Bernath | SOHO NAS/DAS in Storage | Posted: Aug 6, 2016 2:48 am
TweakTown Rating: 83%Manufacturer: NETGEAR

Tyler's NAS Test System Specifications

 

 

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The ReadyNAS guides you through the setup with a simple wizard.

 

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Once you make it through the initial setup, you will land here where you get a quick overview of the NAS.

 

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Netgear uses a flexible RAID system by default; you can choose to disable this and use legacy RAID options.

 

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The services tab shows you everything that is enabled on the NAS. As you can see above, we are using SMB and AFP along with having the media server enabled.

 

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Moving on, we have a quick look at the shares menu. This is a Web GUI method of managing users along with your data.

 

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Netgear surprised me by having so many applications ready to go with this appliance, including Plex, Transmission, and Anti-Virus support.

 

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The ReadyCloud software if you choose to enable it will allow you to back up your mobile devices along with your PC and Mac devices.

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