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NETGEAR ReadyNAS Ultra 2 Plus (Diskless) Network Attached Storage RNDP200U
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- 2-bay DLNA Certified NAS System with anytime multimedia streaming features
- Maximum performance for cutting-edge prosumers (advanced home users/media enthusiasts)
- First NAS system to offer mobile access and streaming using Orb transcoding add-
- First NAS system to offer remote DLNA media streaming using Skifta media shifting add-on
- First NAS system to be certified TiVo Compatible, allowing users to extend the capacity of their TiVo
- DVRs by offloading non-protected content to their ReadyNAS for future playbacks (available in the US and Australia only)
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- Brand Name: Netgear
- Model Number: RNDP200U-100NAS
- Hard Disk Size: 4 TB
- Manufacturer Warranty Description: 3-Year
- Hard Disk Description: Desktop
From the Manufacturer
Designed for digital media enthusiasts, the NETGEAR ReadyNAS Ultra 2 Plus Home Media Server enables you to store, share, and protect your digital media files and access them easily across all of your networked devices, including your TiVo. It's equipped with two drive bays along with a dual-core processor for maximum performance. NETGEAR data-backup services are included.
Stream and Share Music, Videos, and More at Faster Speeds
Equipped with two drive bays and a dual-core processor for maximum performance. View larger.
Featuring a 1.8GHz Intel Atom dual-core processor, the NETGEAR ReadyNAS Ultra 2 Plus runs 30-percent faster than the ReadyNAS Ultra 2 systems--making it easy to store, share, and protect your home data while running cutting-edge applications.
Stream music, movies, and more from one centralized network location in your home.
Specifically, the device enables you to take music, videos, and other media with you anytime, anywhere, and on any screen. The Ultra 2 Plus is DLNA-certified, which means that you can use it as a media server to stream your music, photos, and videos to any networked device within your home, including your TiVo box. You can also record your favorite shows using your TiVo DVR, back them up with your Ultra 2 Plus, and watch them whenever you want.Back Up Your Important Files with Ease
With the Ultra 2 Plus, you can back up all of your multimedia files in one central location without worrying about manual backups, cumbersome USB drives, or other direct-attached storage options. Simply schedule your continuous or reoccurring backup jobs, and the Ultra 2 Plus will ensure that all of your digital content is saved instantly and securely. Fast and easy to install, the Ultra 2 Plus can even back up nonprotected shows from your TiVo box.
|Stream Content to Your Mobile Device|
Your Ultra 2 Plus lets you shift your media and stream it to any remote DLNA-rendering device using Skifta technology. Simply download the Skifta client, create your place, shift your media, and press play.
Additionally, using the free streaming software, Orb, home users can stream their media content inside and outside the home over a Wi-Fi or 3G/4G connection. Orb allows the Ultra 2 Plus to transcode multimedia files on the fly and stream them to a mobile device. All you need is the Ultra 2 Plus, an Internet or 3G/4G connection, and a handheld device with the Orb Live app* installed.
|Multiple Layers of Data Protection|
The Ultra 2 Plus offers multiple layers of protection for your multimedia data. ReadyNAS Vault--a unique, cloud-based backup service--allows you to customize your own disaster recovery plan. In the event of a disk failure, hardware or software virus, theft, fire, or a flood, the service will restore your most critical files with a simple click. The Ultra 2 Plus ships with 2 GB of ReadyNAS Vault services included for two years.Access the ReadyNAS Ultra 2 Plus Remotely
Using the ReadyNAS Remote** feature, you can drag and drop files on your Ultra 2 Plus remotely without complicated network setups. In addition, the Ultra 2 Plus comes with an Rsync service that allows you to replicate and synchronize files between two ReadyNAS devices.
The Ultra 2 Plus is a diskless device, so you can install your own drives and add whatever capacity you need. It features bay space for two drives, and it can accommodate most 3.5-inch SATA drives. A pair of gigabyte Ethernet ports delivers exceptionally fast connections, while a USB 3.0 port conveniently located on the front of the device offers high-speed transfers from devices with a USB connection, such as printers, external USB storage devices, or digital cameras. Two additional USB 2.0 ports are located on the back.
The ReadyNAS Ultra 2 Plus Home Media Server is backed by a three-year NETGEAR hardware warranty.
|What's in the Box|
ReadyNAS Ultra 2 Plus Home Media Server.
**ReadyNAS Remote app is sold separately on iTunes. The app is compatible with the iPhone/iPod/iPad only.
Size: ReadyNAS Ultra 2 Plus diskless (0TB)
Top Customer Reviews
My recommendations for a hassle-free setup and installation are: 1) Install two new drives before turning on the unit. 2) Connect it to your network and plug it in. Allow it to take the time to completely start. 3) Install the included RAIDar software on one of your networked computers. 3) Allow RAIDar to automatically locate the device and then DON'T SKIP THE SETUP WIZARD with the RAIDar program and the Web-based system setup!! The unit will quickly format the first drive, but it will take several hours for it to sync the second drive initially. This is normal, so don't do anything else until this step is completed. 4) Once the unit is fully functioning, use the Web-based utility to update the unit to the latest firmware version. My unit arrived with firmware version 4.2.17. I had no problems updating it to the current 4.2.19; just follow the directions and don't interrupt the process.
I find the unit is very fast at transferring files and backups through my gigabit network. Even the energy-efficient "green" drives don't seem to slow it down. Seems like too many people get hung up about drive speed on these devices, when really the bottle neck is often your network throughput, not the drive's rotational speed or read/write speed. I even have the unit set to allow the drives to spin down after 15 minutes of non-use, and this doesn't seem to be a problem, at least not for backup.Read more ›
Setting up the new environment using RAIDiator and Frontview was straight forward and hassle free. The old and new units are managed in an almost identical fashion so the interfaces were familiar. I updated the unit with the new Squeezebox software, set up TimeMachine and established preferred settings without issue. I consulted the documentation for each category to ensure that I was using the optimum settings according the the recommendations and my particular needs. The documentation was clear and comprehensive for both hardware and software. What I immediately noticed was the improved speed and lowered noise level of the NAS and drives (Western Digital Caviar Green 2 TB Desktop Hard Drive WD20EARX).
There was one status setting which confused me and for which I could find no documentation. I placed a ticket in to Netgear for clarification. Gotta say that the response was rapid and the technician was engaged, professional and knowledgeable. Impressed by Netgear support process and staff.
Think I may attempt to activate the PhotosII service and create photo albums the family could access. An interesting and creative stretch for me.
I've not used other NAS devices but this one gets my recommendation.
Tivo integration is great, and automatically backs up any show i tag as "Keep until I Delete". Crazy storage that should last and last.
Prior to this I had a My Book Live 1TB, which was great but I needed redundancy in case a drive failed. This unit gives me that, and much more powerful streaming.
There is also a very active add-on community with a slew of apps for the ReadyNAS. Firmware updates are very active and constantly being improved.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Netgear is a strange company. The box looks nice, the hardware seems capable but Netgear has officially put this NAS and several others on the "legacy hardware" list. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Michael SEO
I purchased a 2 bay, and have two 3 TB drives connected. I was very pleased with it's easy setup, sleek software, and available services out of the box, as well as it's easy to... Read morePublished on December 29, 2013 by Darkshadow
The Ultra 2 plus is fast and quiet, but generates more heat than I expected, especially when using the HGST Ultrastar 3.5-Inch 3TB 7200RPM SATA III hard disks. Read morePublished on July 9, 2013 by Amazon Customer
Netgear devices just don't do or perform the way they claim. That's been my experience for many years as a tech and Consultant. Read morePublished on November 6, 2012 by 10 year Tech
I bought this unit to upgrade from a ReadyNas Duo I have been using for a few years. I wish I can say the installation process was spotless but no, I almost erase all my data! Read morePublished on July 24, 2012 by Gabriel Caracciolo
So far it has been great, I have absolutely no complaints, the only reason I am not giving it five stars is that I have used it only for a month so far, and the quality of a NAS... Read morePublished on July 22, 2012 by Mats
Ok, so I bought this to replace my old 250 GB external hard drive.
First, I must say I'm not too techie, but I do know a bit more about computers than the average person. Read more
This was my second netgear, but my first x86 box. I absolutely love it. It is my media server and my network storage. It completes me. Read morePublished on May 2, 2012 by Christopher J. Caruso