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If you're in the market for this sort of thing AND you know your way around Linux, you could consider an HP Micro Server N40L. Much faster CPU, more RAM 250GB drive and allows for 4 drives. reasonable amount bigger than this and obviously doesn't come with the Ready NAS software (which for some people is a bonus), so I understand that that it isn't a direct alternative .I bought the QNAP TS-210 for around 130 quid and it's been fine.Looks awful unless you're into white plastic bricks but has all the functionality including Time Machine and NFS. I liked it so much I bought another one to back it up.
I do like the look of this machine though and the drive bays are smart; but without NFS it's effing useless.
Er, actually, that reminds me: it's only a 1-bay NAS, so I really need to look at my backup arrangements... Regarding data sharing, this will be limited by your internet upload speed, usually much smaller than download speed.
Also, will Netgear release security patches ongoing ? Then you too can spend hours of your time building your own NAS!
Install the Linux flavour of your choice (cough*Red Hat*cough) along with Samba, cluster and mirror between the two SCSI chains, and - voila!
- you have your own highly-redundant "array appliance", ready to serve up NFS to Linux, UNIX and Windows users, probably all for the cost of a few bits off e Bay, missing out on several evenings down the pub with your mates, and a lot of grief from your missus. :) It was all new hardware though - ASUS E35M1-I mini-ITX motherboard (with 6x SATA 3 ports), 4GB RAM, 16GB SSD for OS, CFI A7879 case (with 4 hot swap SATA bays).
Netgear’s Ready Nas Duo v2 appears to be identical to its predecessor from the outside, yet it actually represents a rather radical shift in hardware design for the company.