Archive for March 2011


Migrating your disks from one ReadyNAS to another ReadyNAS on the same platform

March 26th, 2011 — 12:13pm

There is a FAQ entry on the ReadyNAS forums: How do I migrate disks over from an existing ReadyNAS to another?

This explains the steps to migrate your disks from a Sparc ReadyNAS to another Sparc ReadyNAS or from a x86 ReadyNAS to another x86 ReadyNAS.

There are a few things that make it easy to remember which ReadyNAS units belong to which platform.

All Infrant (this company was acquired by NetGear) ReadyNAS are Sparc ReadyNAS.

To the best of my knowledge all NetGear ReadyNAS are x86 ReadyNAS except for the Duo, NV+ and 1100 (Sparc ReadyNAS)

At the time of writing x86 ReadyNAS are the NVX, NVX Pioneer, Ultra Series (Ultra 2/4/6), Ultra Plus Series (Ultra 2/4/6 Plus), Pro Business Edition, Pro Pioneer, Pro Series (Pro 2/4/6), 1500, 2100, 3200, 3100 and 4200.

If unsure after reading the FAQ and the above comment which ReadyNAS units belong to which platform, please ask for advice on the forum.

If the unit  you are migrating to is running an older version of firmware than the unit you are migrating from, you may run into issues.

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Which ReadyNAS Model is right for a business user?

March 26th, 2011 — 11:15am

With the recently increased range of ReadyNAS devices, it can be a little confusing at first to work out which ReadyNAS model is right for you. The good news is that with this increased range of ReadyNAS devices there’s a suitable ReadyNAS for everyone. This article aims to provide a brief summary of the options available to help you choose the right model for your needs.

Currently the Duo, NV+, Ultra Series (Ultra 2/4/6), Ultra Plus Series (Ultra 2/4/6 Plus), Pro Series (Pro 2/4/6), NVX Pioneer, NVX, Pro Pioneer, Pro Business Edition, 1500, 2100, 3200, 3100 and 4200 are sold by NetGear.

Previously in Which ReadyNAS Model is right for a home user? the home models were discussed.

In this article it’s time to consider the business products: NVX (not Pioneer), Pro Business Edition (not Pioneer), Pro Series (Pro 2/4/6), 1500, 2100, 3200, 3100 and 4200. Though targeted at business users the desktop business models can be used by the home user. For the very advanced home users who need business features or home users who simply want the extra peace of mind of a 5 year warranty these are great choices.

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Which ReadyNAS Model is right for a home user?

March 19th, 2011 — 8:50pm

With the recently increased range of ReadyNAS devices, it can be a little confusing at first to work out which ReadyNAS model is right for you. The good news is that with this increased range of ReadyNAS devices there’s a suitable ReadyNAS for everyone. This article aims to provide a brief summary of the options available to help you choose the right model for your needs.

Currently the Duo, NV+, Ultra Series (Ultra 2/4/6), Ultra Plus Series (Ultra 2/4/6 Plus), Pro Series (Pro 2/4/6), NVX Pioneer, NVX, Pro Pioneer, Pro Business Edition, 1500, 2100, 3200, 3100 and 4200 are sold by NetGear.

In this article we will consider the home products (Duo, NV+, Ultra Series, Ultra Plus Series, NVX Pioneer and Pro Pioneer). Though targeted at home users these can be used by the business user. However one should note that the home models are priced to suit the budgets of home users. As a result these carry a 3 year warranty (vs 5 years on the business units) and lack business features found on the business units.

For a discussion of the business models, please see Which ReadyNAS Model is right for a business user?

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How to get support for your ReadyNAS

March 6th, 2011 — 2:52pm

There are three ways to get support for your ReadyNAS units. There is phone support and online support, the ReadyNAS forum and data recovery services. However there can be some confusion as to which of these options you should use. Let’s first consider these options one by one.

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