|Item model number||RN21400-100NES|
|Hardware Platform||PC, Mac|
|Item Weight||8.84 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||5.2 x 8 x 8.7 inches|
|Item Dimensions LxWxH||5.2 x 8 x 8.7 inches|
|Computer Memory Type||DDR3L-1600 SDRAM|
|Flash Memory Size||128|
|Batteries||2 AA batteries required.|
|Is Discontinued By Manufacturer||No|
|Date First Available||October 1, 2015|
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NETGEAR ReadyNAS RN214 4 Bay Diskless Personal Cloud NAS, Desktop & Mobile App, 24TB Capacity Network Attached Storage, 1.4GHz Quad Core Processor, 2GB RAM
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- Quad core Cortex A15 1.4GHz processor with 2GB of RAM and up to 200MB/s read and 160MB/s write speeds - 2.5” or 3.5” SATA/SSD drives supported (Maximum storage of 32TB)
- Full HD 1080p wire speed streaming and transcoding and Near-0 loss throughput anti-virus built-in
- Dual Gigabit Ethernet - Up to 2x throughput in Link Aggregation mode and advanced BTRFS file system that delivers 5 levels of complete data protection
- Ready CLOUD portal-based user interface and app on PC, Mac, smartphones and tablets make building a private cloud easy and secure
- Play Plex on ReadNAS - Please visit bit.ly/ReadyNAS-Plex-Setup for setup instructions
- 3 Years Warranty on Chassis. Automatic backup with NEW PC App
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At a Glance
Packed with the state of the art features, the ReadyNAS 214 delivers advanced performance and comprehensive data protection for all your photos, videos and files.
Your files. Fully protected. Ready to go.
- Access your data up to 100% faster - with Link Aggregation
- No more sleepless nights - with 5 levels of data protection for your family data
- Personal Cloud as safe as it gets - with VPN-based ReadyCLOUD
- Watch your HD videos anywhere - without transcoding hassle
- Become location independent – with vast and safe sharing and sync options
High Performance Streaming
Superior power: 1.4GHz quad core processor.
Choice of powerful platform for media servers like Plex, iTunes or native DLNA.
HD media streaming to multiple devices.
Full 1080p real-time streaming and transcoding to a remote device.
Near-zero performance loss when running anti-virus.
Advanced Backup, Sync and Speed
Sync folders between ReadyNAS and PCs – always up-to-date data anywhere.
Backup files from PC/mobile to your NAS without extra software.
Time-Machine integration to backup all Macs in your home.
On-the-go backup of photos from your phone.
Five Levels of Data Protection
Automatic RAID protects against disk failure.
Snapshot technology to restore data you lost.
Free real-time antivirus against malware.
Long-lasting data integrity with bitrot protection.
Cloud storage offers additional backup and sharing resources.
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|Hard Disk Size||0 TB||—||40.0 TB||8 TB||—||40.0 TB|
|Hardware Interface||USB 3.0, USB 3.0||Ethernet, SATA 6.0 Gb/s, USB 3.0||Ethernet||Ethernet||SATA 6.0 Gb/s, USB 3.0, Ethernet||eSATA, USB 3.0|
|Item Dimensions||5.20 x 8.00 x 8.70 inches||8.86 x 3.94 x 6.50 inches||8.78 x 7.83 x 6.54 inches||6.10 x 3.90 x 6.75 inches||8.78 x 7.83 x 6.54 inches||8.78 x 7.83 x 6.54 inches|
|Item Weight||8.86 lbs||3.31 lbs||5.03 lbs||5.00 lbs||4.94 lbs||5.03 lbs|
The ReadyNAS 210 is powered by a quad core Cortex A15 1.4GHz processor, has 2 Gigabytes of RAM, dual Gigabit Ethernet ports with Link Aggregation technology and delivers up to 200MByte/sec data transfer speed. It offers the industry's leading feature of 5 levels of protection on your documents, photos, videos and all types of data. The Ready CLOUD portal-based user interface and app on PC, Mac, smartphones and tablets make the RN210 the ideal choice for consumers because of its simplicity and ease of use.
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I am THIS CLOSE to return this unit and getting a Qnap or Synology because the web access should NEVER EVER go down on a NAS.
Seems to me the unit goes into checking the integrity of all drives and then borks and it entirely unresponsive until you shut it down. I am giving it until the 29th if it happens again I m returning it and getting a diff brand. Shame cause these are cheap
This is *much* faster, and I run a Plex server on the NAS directly instead of having a separate machine. I also put in a single 6TB disk, though I believe this unit will take 4x8TB drives.
The unit is far-from-perfect; the apps that can be installed are a mixed bag, some requiring ActiveX (Windows) in order to run, and some not running at all, or at least not usefully.
Plex and Transmission run well, though, and the unit is fast enough that having Gigabit Ethernet actually matters. Given that I was able to retire my standalone Plex server, gain speed and expand my maximum storage capacity, I'm very happy with this unit, even though I think it overpriced at $500 without storage.
[Edit:] a day later: I now have access to all shares! From helpful answers to my question in the Comments section about not being able to access the default RN214 shares, I got the idea to try to map a drive from Windows File Explorer to a RN214 default share. When I mapped a Windows drive letter to the share, I also logged into the share with the my RN214 admin login id and password. Viola! That did it. Not only did I have access to the share I tried to map to, I also got access to all the RN214 default shares. Now I'm loving the RN214 overall.
A con with the RN214 is that it only allows you to list 2 TiVo devices at a time for archiving but I have 4 of them. So I have to unplug 2 at a time to have them all appear in the TiVo archive setup area. Once I did that however all 4 archive at the same time (the older ReadyNAS Ultra setup software allowed you to enter as many TiVo devices that you had in the archive setup area). A second con is that the frames that hold a drive before you slide them into the NAS, have bumps on the part that faces drive that make it extremely difficult to push the drive into the frame. Netgear needs to correct this pronto, especially since they make other NAS which have drive frames that do not have this problem at all.
Positives for the RN214 ReadyNAS ares that it updates its firmware quickly and also restarts quickly. The RN214 has a lot of apps that you can plug-in like MySQL, Python, contact software and others that greatly extend the functionality of the RN214.
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Netgear however apparently have a major issue rolling out reliable firmware updates to the device. I purchased it in September 16. Less than 2 weeks in and a firmware update knocked out Plex Media Server. When eventually resolved weeks later, it appears there were missing libraries in the Netgear installation package...
Sometime between then and now I got the pop-up to say there was a software update available for the NAS. I have ignored it, thinking that if I left it long enough any issues with the new update would be ironed out. Well last night I took the plunge and updated to 6.6.1 and now the NAS shows no IP address on the front panel and I have been unable to connect to it since...
That's 2 updates and a 100% fail rate. First update took out Plex, 2nd has taken the device offline.
Also be aware that even though it has a years warranty, you only get 90 days complimentary support. So even though my device is just nearing 6 months old, I'd have to pay for Netgear support. There is a community support option, but you are at the mercy of someone replying to your post.
Update 20/02/19. Any further updates gave went smoothly and it has been operating well.
My only gripe is that I has a few "slow downs" accesing shared folders from my PC. and I keep turning up out of date examples and documents when I search for help. Updates improved things, but then I found out I needed to adjust the paging fiile on the PC - strange but it worked.
On initial setup it insists you change the password, which is a great practise for security, however it promptly forgot it so after it rebooted as part of the wizard it would no longer let me log in with the old or the new password, meaning an immediate factory reset to regain access. I know what you are thinking, perhaps I typed the password wrong when I was setting it up, I initially thought the same, yet this happened 3 times in a row!
Firmware updates. After I had finally managed to get access again I had set a new password and rebooted and still had to use the old password to get in, it asked for a firmware update. Again it had to download and perform this update multiple times before it actually realised yes it had performed the update. Yes in each occasion it was updating from the same old version to the same new version.
Share naming. I set up an array and shared it with the network only to find it was maxed out at around 10 percent of the maximum storage capacity. Eventually through trial and error I found out that if your NAS box and the share you are trying to use are named the same thing it causes problems, as soon as I changed the name of the share to something else it allowed me to go past 10% capacity.
Is it working now? Well apart from taking what seems like an inordinately long time ( as long as 30 seconds some times) to spin up the drives and start sending data if it hasn't been accessed in a while, yes it does seem to work ok now.
I bought my first one of these in July 2019 and was really satisfied with the performance and usability. I got the second one in March 2020, and have been using the two as a pair of fault tolerant storage systems.
This is an excellent product for home use, and even thought the spec here says it can go up to 24 TB, it has been designed to take larger disks to accommodate more storage. According to the Readynas Hard Disk Compatibility list, it can take up to 4x16TB disks.
The two I have are configured with 4x4TB and 4x6TB drives respectively, and I've found the devices to be very easy to configure and very reliable.
I have also set them up to be Time Machines for my Macs and they work really well for that purpose. You can configure how much disk space you want to assign to the Time Machine Backups, and also configure both shared and private Time Machines.
Overall I'm really happy with the RN214s that I have