NetGear ReadyNAS Duo V2 (2 Bay) - No Drives Included

NetGear ReadyNAS Duo V2 (2 Bay) - No Drives Included
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Product overview



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ReadyNAS® Duo v2 Features

  • 2-Bay
  • 1GbE port, 1 USB 2.0 port, 2 USB 3.0 ports
  • Single-drive failure support
  • Perfect for Home Users
  • Directly streams music, photos and video to existing network media players without a computer
  • Creates a personal webpage to easily share photos with friends and family
  • Diskless unit, preconfigured with version software, just add hard drive to start

In today's connected world, home and office data is more valuable than ever. Smart small office and home users can now put data in one central location without sacrificing price, performance or quality. ReadyNAS Duo v2 can even be used as a private cloud, securely delivering your own music, photos, videos, and documents, anywhere in the world.

Twice as fast as the previous generation, these new 2-bay RND2000 is equipped with a fast processor and the industry's first USB 3.0 ports for blazing file transfer and backup rates. Available diskless or populated the ReadyNAS Duo v2 features a sturdy steel chassis, hot-swappable drive bays and automatic expansion for painless management and zero downtime.

Home media sharing has never been easier. ReadyNAS Photos II revolutionizes the private photo sharing landscape by allowing users to securely share their photos or albums without resolution restrictions. Granting upload/download access is a breeze and photos can be uploaded from a mobile handheld or even directly from an Eye-Fi™ wireless memory card. In addition, all ReadyNAS units feature the ability to stream content through DLNA® compatible devices like game consoles and televisions.

With the newly redesigned RAIDiator™ 5 user interface, set up is complete in less than 8 clicks. What's more, common storage tasks such as setting file permissions or creating new user accounts are a breeze. Also, pre-installed on each machine, the ReadyNAS Remote application automatically creates secure connections for easy storage access from phone, tablet and notebooks from wherever life takes you.

Features that have changed on v2

  • 2X Faster using 1.6 GHz Marvell CPUs
  • New easy-to-use RAIDiator 5 user interface
  • New USB 3.0 port support for faster backups
  • Private photo-sharing capabilities
  • Private cloud-sharing capabilities
  • Mobile app for iOS and Android handhelds


  • CPU: 1.6 GHz Marvell single-core
  • Memory: 256 MB
  • 3.5" Bay Configuration: 2
  • Maximum Internal Capacity: 6 TB
  • Gigabit LAN: 1
  • USB Ports: 1 USB 2.0 (front) / 2 USB 3.0 (back
  • Disk Management: ReadyNAS® X-RAID2™ / JBOD RAID 0, 1
  • Backup Software (included) Memeo® Premium Backup / 1 liftetime licenses per box
  • LCD Panel No
  • Dimensions (H x W x D) 142 x 101 x 220 mm / 5.59 x 3.98 x 8.66 in
  • Weight: Without disk: 2.12 kg / 4.67 lb
  • Power Supply External Power Adapter, 60 W
  • Warranty Terms 3 years, limited warranty



Product Description
NETGEAR ReadyNAS Duo RND2000 v2 - NAS server - 0 GB
Device Type
NAS server
Host Connectivity
Gigabit Ethernet
Total Storage Capacity
0 GB
Max Supported Capacity
6 TB
Installed Devices / Modules Qty
0 (installed) / 2 (max)
Dimensions (WxDxH)
10.1 cm x 22.2 cm x 14.2 cm
2.1 kg
Marvell 1.6 GHz
Storage Controller
Network adapter - integrated - 10Mb LAN, 100Mb LAN, GigE
AC 120/230 V (50/60 Hz)
Microsoft Certification
Compatible with Windows 7
Manufacturer Warranty
3 years warranty



Device Type
NAS server
Host Connectivity
Gigabit Ethernet
Total Storage Capacity
0 GB
Max Supported Capacity
6 TB
Installed Devices / Modules Qty
0 (installed) / 2 (max)
10.1 cm
22.2 cm
14.2 cm
2.1 kg

Processor / Memory

Processors Installed
Marvell 1.6 GHz
RAM Installed
256 MB

Storage Controller

RAID - internal
Interface Type
SATA 3Gb/s
Max Storage Devices Qty
RAID Level

Hard Drive

HDD - hot-swap


Network adapter - integrated
Data Link Protocol
10Mb LAN, 100Mb LAN, GigE
Network / Transport Protocol
Remote Management Protocol
Network Services Compatibility
DHCP, Microsoft CIFS, Network File System (NFS), FTP, FTPS, Server Message Block (SMB), Apple File Protocol (AFP), HTTP, HTTPS
Dynamic IP address assignment, DHCP support, E-mail alert, event log, static IP mode, BitTorrent Client
Compliant Standards

Expansion / Connectivity

Expansion Bays
2 (total) / 2 (free) x hot-swap - 3.5" 1/3H
1 x USB 2.0 - Type A , 3 x USB 3.0 - Type A , 1 x Ethernet 1000Base-T - RJ-45


Cables Included
1 x network cable
Security lock slot (cable lock sold separately), X-RAID2 technology
Compatible with Windows 7
"Compatible with Windows 7" software and devices carry Microsoft’s assurance that these products have passed tests for compatibility and reliability with 32-bit and 64-bit Windows 7.
Compliant Standards
UL, C-Tick, IC, FCC, RoHS


Power Device
X external power adapter
Voltage Required
AC 120/230 V (50/60 Hz)

Software / System Requirements

Software Included
Drivers & Utilities

Manufacturer Warranty

Service & Support
Limited warranty - 3 years

Customer reviews

Write review The opinions expressed in this reviews section are those of our customers and not of BT Shop. Nothing contained herein amends BT Shop’s terms and conditions.
5* Revised review
Reviewed by Bloggs_J on 17/04/2012
I have now increased my score for "Overall product rating" because a solution to the DLNA server problem can be found at - This work around appears to apply to the ReadyNAS Duo v2 as well as the ReadyNas NV+ v2. Unfortunately I feel that the complications I have already mentioned prevents me doing the same for "Ease of use".
4* ReadyNas Duo V2
Reviewed by Martyn on 30/04/2012
Only had this product for a few days and only today have I managed to get it working at speeds I would expect.

Nicely made unit, smaller than I expected. I purchased my own single drive (at the moment) and set the unit up (took two attempts for some reason) however it's now working OK. Quick set up guide could be more helpful as it is very short of information the manuals (available on the installation disk) do have more information though. I have mapped a drive letter now for quick access.

Initial speeds for read write were a poor 0.66mbps and 0.64mbps, however changing my NIC settings from '100mbps/Full Duplex' to 'Auto Negotiate 1000mbps' cured the problem giving 42.36mbps and 50.26mbps respectively.

At the price I am happy with the purchase, i just need to sort out a suitable folder structure, and of course get a second drive to take advantage of the Mirror capability of RAID 1.
4* Good if you're not fussy!
Reviewed by Aaron Jackson on 05/05/2012
If you are looking for a NAS with decent redundancy at a low price, stop reading this review and just buy it.

There are a couple of things that irritate me about it... Mine is configured so the two internal drives are mirrored, and I have an external drive which I use only for Time Machine backups. I have it configured like this because I don't want two copies of my Time Machine backup. Storing data on the internal mirrored drives effectively costs twice as much as it would to store the data on the non-mirrored external USB drive. Unfortunately the web interface does not allow you to configure it like this, but NETGEAR do provide an addon which allows you to login via SSH. You are able to configure it as I have done in a relatively unreliable and hackish fashion, which I do not recommend.

The other thing that annoys me slightly is that the mirroring is not true RAID1 and has an internal process which copies the data over. Not entirely sure how much I trust it.
4* I've purchased two now!
Reviewed by Bloggs_J on 05/04/2012
I purchased a Netgear ReadyNAS Duo V2 (with a free 1TB Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS hdd) from BT on 29/03/2012 for £149.98. Pluses: [1]The effective price of the ReadyNAS Duo V2 on its own was about £65-75! [2]Fast, silent and robust hardware. [3]Windows share (Samba) server works reliably. Minuses: [1]Linux RAIDar does not work unless software firewall disabled (hardware based router firewalls no problem). [2]DNLA (UPnP) server only streams images reliably, not video or audio (no firmware updates are proposed to address this problem so far). [3]Attempted connection to the Dashboard interface (either directly via numeric IP address or via RAIDar's Setup) initiates a secure (https) connection with an untrusted (self certified) certificate warning so you have to agree to a security exception before you can login. [4]The USB ports cannot be accessed via Samba and are dedicated to a backup function via the Dashboard interface.
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