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    News - Netgear launches new 'ease of use' focused ReadyNAS products

    Offering a new modern GUI driven operating system and redesigned hardware.
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    Re: News - Netgear launches new 'ease of use' focused ReadyNAS products

    If I have loads of videos and music on this, will my PS3 see it as a media server and let me watch my files?

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    Re: News - Netgear launches new 'ease of use' focused ReadyNAS products

    If you are happy to wresle with DLNA settings you should be able to get it to do that yes

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    Re: News - Netgear launches new 'ease of use' focused ReadyNAS products

    ^^ That doesn't make it seem easy, the ps3 seems to struggle enough finding my windows 8 computer x

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    Re: News - Netgear launches new 'ease of use' focused ReadyNAS products

    I dont know what you're skill level is so its hard to say whats, 'easy' but it shouldn't be too bad. I would expect plenty of internet guides around to help you sort it out.

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    Re: News - Netgear launches new 'ease of use' focused ReadyNAS products

    Readiness ReadyNAS??

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    Re: News - Netgear launches new 'ease of use' focused ReadyNAS products

    Have you tried using PS3 Media Server?

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    It should find a NAS a lot easier than a PC . Just make sure upnp is enabled. Take a look at the qnap and synology models. They are the two most highly rated brands

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    Re: News - Netgear launches new 'ease of use' focused ReadyNAS products

    Wonder if they've improved the firmware on these models? On the previous gen, AFAIK the hardware/performance was good, but the software seriously lacked polish, and most of the apps/packages were developed for the line before that (SPARC IIRC), and are incompatible with the ARM CPUs. A friend has one, and one major annoyance is lack of a half-decent backup tool - the built-in one is IIRC capable of only basic incremental backup, or deleting everything on the destination drive and re-copying everything, nothing like mirror/sync.

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    There selling it in the new OS so I'm guessing it will be much improved. It's only catching up with the competition but it makes them worth contemplating when I upgrade my NAS.

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    Re: News - Netgear launches new 'ease of use' focused ReadyNAS products

    To answer several points:

    1. DNLA - This has always been a major pain, I've tried setting this up and the playbook of media was highly limited (client issue I believe). I found SMB shares and a Western Digital TV Media Player to be excellent. I have the lastest Live version and network access 1080p file playback is flawless. Even pipes surround sound via optical hook up to my Surround system.

    2. The new ones are x86 based not ARM.

    3. Back up. Not something that I have really looked at. But it does look fairly comprehensive, and certainly as a client it does support rsync and Timemachine.

    For me AD integration and iSCSI support were more important. And I hope they make this new version available to older version but I won't hold my breath.

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    Re: News - Netgear launches new 'ease of use' focused ReadyNAS products

    The 100 series are ARM
    The ReadyNAS 100 systems are all powered by Marvell Armada 370 1.2GHz processor
    I wouldn't trust them to have backup sorted this time considering how woeful it was on the previous generation OS - maybe they've learned, but then I thought backup would be high on the priority list for any NAS.

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    Re: News - Netgear launches new 'ease of use' focused ReadyNAS products

    Quote Originally Posted by watercooled View Post
    The 100 series are ARM


    I wouldn't trust them to have backup sorted this time considering how woeful it was on the previous generation OS - maybe they've learned, but then I thought backup would be high on the priority list for any NAS.
    I've checked the specs and you are correct. But then I wasn't really interested in them, as iSCSI and AD (and dual Gigabit nics) are required. There is a Symantec Backup client app that can be installed, and integrated into the NAS. Beyond that if you are in a smaller environment then the onboard client should be fine, or using a computer with backup software properly configured should be able to handle your needs.

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    Re: News - Netgear launches new 'ease of use' focused ReadyNAS products

    I mean backup as in replicating data from the NAS to another location e.g. removable USB drive and/or remote server. As I've explained, the built-in tool was poor, and package selection very limited. Do you have experience/information about the new one? I tried to access manuals on the Netgear website to check out the interface but I'm just redirected to an error page.

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    Re: News - Netgear launches new 'ease of use' focused ReadyNAS products

    I don't understand how they can justify the expense of these units, I prefer using a purpose built low spec pc/server as a NAS

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    Re: News - Netgear launches new 'ease of use' focused ReadyNAS products

    IMPORTANT NOTE FOR ANYONE CONSIDERING BUYING THESE (AT THE MOMENT)
    The new OS can't handle files of 4gb or larger......this will be targeting a fix in the next OS release (6.0.5).....
    Now considering this is a NAS backup device that's pretty rubbish...
    Quote Originally Posted by Netgear
    Thank you for choosing NETGEAR. My name is xxxx, and I will be your support expert.

    In regards to your concern, our Engineers are already aware of this on-going issue. They are targeting to include this fix on the upcoming firmware 6.0.5. As of the moment, there is no ETA yet.

    For more information about your product please visit:

    http://www.netgear.com/home/products.../RN10200.aspx#

    Thanks again for choosing NETGEAR. Have a great day!

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