NetGear ReadyNAS NV+ V2 (4 Bay) - No Drives Included

NetGear ReadyNAS NV+ V2 (4 Bay) - No Drives Included

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Packed with technology previously reserved for upper echelon high-end servers (i.e. RAID, Gigabit Ethernet, Continuous System Monitoring and Backup capabilities), the ReadyNAS NV+ brings Enterprise-level technology to the masses in a cost-effective manner. The ReadyNAS NV+ is a bulletproof way to virtually insure that your data will never be lost again to hardware failure.

Robust Features Coupled with Easy Management

  • Serves files easily
  • Backs up data effortlessly
  • Streams music and video quickly
  • Works with Windows®, Mac®, and Linux®

ReadyNAS™ NV+ v2 was designed specifically for power users and home offices. Never before has there been available a cost-conscious network attached storage (NAS) appliance packed with robust high-end server features, including Gigabit Ethernet, hardware RAID, system monitoring capabilities and built-in backup. The NV+ v2 couples out-of-the-box deployment and easy management with robust file serving and data redundancy.

Easy Deployment and Management

With an easy Web browser interface and setup wizard, the NV+ v2 can be configured with minimal effort -- saving you valuable time. Traditional file servers can take hours to configure and, even once up and running, don't have built-in system monitoring and email alerts. Automatic alerts give you the peace of mind that things are running smoothly because if trouble should arise, you will be notified.


Supporting hardware accelerated RAID (redundant array of independent disks) levels 0, 1, 5 and ReadyNAS's own X-RAID2™ technology, the NV+ v2 ensures full data redundancy with protection against hardware failure - something previously only available in high-end servers. If one drive fails, the data volumes can still be rebuilt with the remaining drives. Without RAID, once a failure occurs, you risk losing all of the data stored on the drive.

X-RAID2 Technology

ReadyNAS's patent pending X-RAID2 technology automates the volume expansion for you as you scale from 1 drive to 4 drives. Most NAS devices on the market aren't future-proof. You can't add or replace disks for larger capacity. ReadyNAS allows you to start with one disk, then add the additional drives over time, without reconfiguring the system and shuffling the data. Additionally, as disk capacity becomes larger and cheaper, you can replace all four disks, one by one, while X-RAID2 automatically manages the RAID details for you.


All ReadyNAS systems include multiple backup layers that you can customize to fit your needs. First, protect Windows and Mac clients with our included CDP software. Then, take a snapshot of your ReadyNAS data to ensure a recovery point. Next, backup to a USB drive on demand or on a schedule. Replication is a cinch between two ReadyNAS systems, and finally the ReadyNAS Vault option can move files and folders to an offsite secure data center for disaster recovery. It's all built in!

File Serving and Media Streaming

ReadyNAS is a single centralized source for all of your digital data. The variety of digital devices and hard drives that currently house the data in your home and office can make locating a particular file quite arduous. ReadyNAS can bring all of that data together for fast and easy file serving to multiple clients simultaneously. If it's video or other high-definition media you are working with, you can use your ReadyNAS for streaming to multiple devices at the same time. ReadyNAS also provides DLNA Certified media streaming to a wide variety of digital media devices (such as NETGEAR EVA products or Microsoft Xbox 360™).

Advanced System Design

The industrial design and ultra compact form factor of the ReadyNAS makes it perfect for any home office or small business. Standing only eight inches tall and five inches wide, it can fit in any entertainment center or on any desk without taking up much space or making much noise. ReadyNAS also offers low power consumption and a special energy-saving mode that allows you to automate startup and shutdown.


  • CPU 1.6 GHz Marvell single-core
  • Memory 256 MB
  • 3.5" Bay Configuration 4
  • Maximum Internal Capacity 12 TB
  • Gigabit LAN 1
  • USB Ports 1 x USB 2.0 (front) / 3 x USB 3.0 (back)
  • Disk Management ReadyNAS® X-RAID2™ / JBOD RAID 0, 1, 5
  • Backup Software (included) Memeo® Premium Backup 1 liftetime licenses per box
  • LCD Panel Yes
  • Dimensions (H x W x D) 205 x 134 x 223 mm
  • Power Supply Internal Power Adapter, 90 W
  • Warranty Terms 3 years, limited warranty



Product Description
NETGEAR ReadyNAS NV+ RND4000 v2 - NAS server - 0 GB
Device Type
NAS server
Host Connectivity
Gigabit Ethernet
Total Storage Capacity
0 GB
Max Supported Capacity
12 TB
Installed Devices / Modules Qty
0 (installed) / 4 (max)
Dimensions (WxDxH)
13.4 cm x 22.3 cm x 20.5 cm
Marvell 1.6 GHz
Storage Controller
1 x RAID SATA 3Gb/s - RAID 0, 1, 5, JBOD
Network adapter - integrated - 10Mb LAN, 100Mb LAN, GigE
256 MB
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
12 TB
Installed Devices / Modules Qty
0 (installed) / 4 (max)
13.4 cm
22.3 cm
20.5 cm
Built-in Devices
Status LCD

Processor / Memory

Processors Installed
Marvell 1.6 GHz
RAM Installed
256 MB

Storage Controller

1 x 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
Remote Management Protocol
Network Services Compatibility
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, print server, Access Control List (ACL) support, iTunes server
Compliant Standards

Expansion / Connectivity

Expansion Bays
4 (total) / 4 (free) x hot-swap - 3.5" 1/3H
1 x Ethernet 1000Base-T - RJ-45 , 1 x USB 2.0 - Type A , 3 x USB 3.0 - Type A


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, FCC, RoHS


Power Device
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

Environmental Parameters

Min Operating Temperature
0 °C
Max Operating Temperature
40 °C
Humidity Range Operating
20 - 80% (non-condensing)

Customer reviews

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5* Stright out of the box
Reviewed by Anonymous on 05/09/2012
Bought last week with four segate drives, took a while to configure the the drives which i expceted ( they were all 3TB ) but up and running with no faults, Build quality also very good !
5* NetGear ReadyNAS NV+ V2
Reviewed by Andy on 15/07/2012

plugged in a WD 2tb drive, connected to network and powered on. The device did an upgrade (it said so on the display) and after about 30mins all was ready to use. Could not be easier to install and use IMO.

5* A great little box
Reviewed by Mark Hooton on 21/08/2012
First impressions on taking it from the box were that this is better built than some Netgear products I have had in the past - a fairly solid feeling box. After adding in my four WD 3GB drives (just a matter of taking the caddy out, screwing the drive into the caddy and sliding it back in) it fired up and performed a self upgrade from the net. The included RAIDar software quickly found the drive on the network and started the configuration process. It took approximately 10 hours to complete the RAID config, though the drive was available (but slow) after about 30 minutes from powering up. The web based console is quite slick and intuitive, allowing you to manage user accounts, network config etc. For fellow mac users you can also enable a setting to allow the NAS to act as an Apple Time Capsule - very useful! Overall I'm very pleased with this, easy to set up, quiet and unobtrusive - exactly how a NAS should be.
5* Best thing since Sliced Bread
Reviewed by Anonymous on 06/09/2012
Dont listen to the Guy moaning that the Readynas has Major Flaws - It Has`nt. I recommend that guy takes a course on what file permissions, shares, volumes and Raid is exactly about - because he has`nt got a clue. Ive been using Readynas box`s since they first came out with Infrant, and they are excellent, and i have several in local business`s and also used in the home. There is a small learning curve, but nothing Drastic. Just read the Manuals.
5* Fantastic product
Reviewed by Daniel on 07/11/2012
Purchased this with 4 3TB hard drives to complement an ageing WD MyBookWorld NAS, which was becoming very full.
I have given a 3 star on ease of use, as this is not a beginners piece of hardware, you need a working knowledge of RAID setups and samba systems to take full advantage of this hardware. That being said, the web front end does try to simplify the process.
Setup took around 2 hours to fully complete, including installing the hard drives. Then around 72 hours to transfer my data (well there was a lot).
Surprisingly it is very quiet whilst running, during my data transfer, the fan got up to max speed, but still it was quieter than the WD unit. The Netgear cloud services are far superior to the WD Mionet, however you will need to NAT ports on your router (again not a beginners job). I have full access to my home system from anywhere with WiFi now, and at acceptable transfer rates.
All in all, a very well put together NAS, would recommend to anyone.
4* Best thing since Sliced Bread, slightly toasted
Reviewed by keith on 21/09/2012
Best thing since Sliced, but they are the best as far as price and competition, Have been using them a few years now, the latest V2 is not compatible with V1 so cant just port the drives over, found this out by adding my V1 drives to a V2 and it formatted them for me, very nice! not what I was expecting, thank god for backups, informed netgear of this error on the web site so should be getting sorted.
The raid X appears to be just raid 3(why don't they just call it that?) no option for my beloved 0+1 (striped pair mirrored) but you can have 2 mirrored drives on the unit, not sure why the "very bad " reviewer thought raid 5 had a hot spare??
Excellent units so far, have had failures but that's normal for any system, just don't rely on it to be perfect and never screw up, it will one day, all systems do, so backup :-)
4* NetGear ReadyNAS NV+ V2
Reviewed by Kerry Knight on 06/08/2012
Purchased with four Seagate Barracuda 3TB drives. Very simple to set up and configure, but synchronization of the RAID5 array was somewhat long at over 12 hours (then again they are huuuge disks). Access read/write is somewhat slower than I would have liked at approx 30MB/s read/write with large files, but faster NAS with teamed gigabit ethernet ports are a tad more expensive. Only problem really was the Seagate drives required a firmware update to stop the incessant 'chirp' due to (I assume) a nod to the green corner to unload the heads after a few seconds if idle time. That necessitated taking the drives out of the NAS and mounting them in the PC to do the firmware update. The NAS does support spin-down of the drives on idle, but as that uses nflushd which actually caches writes to the disk until the next time a read is done, it is a little unsafe without a UPS backup. All in all though, a nice product, quiet and simple.
3* ReadyNAS NV+ V2 dlna problems
Reviewed by Anonymous on 11/11/2012
Constant problems with DLNA. forced to go in as root and restart dlna software.

connection also drops out more frequently when
accessing from PC.

latest firmware installed but still problematic.

1* Frustrating
Reviewed by Leviticus on 28/06/2013
This has a highly frustrating interface in the form of the ReadyNAS dashboard, which could only be less intuitive if it labelled everything in Kryptonian.

The instructions available give no pointers at all in how to get the media server to work properly or how to trouble shoot it- seemingly on the assumption it will never go wrong.
It does. All the time.

Less than a year into having one of these and now the Media Server function is effectively kaput- making it no more than a very expensive external hard drive for me at the moment.

I currently have a ticket out with netgear to get a resolution, but I throughly expect to be hitting the returns button on this order VERY soon!
To be fair though, the damn thing has been so irritating that smashing it to smithereens, burning it and urinating on the ashes could be therapeutically more rewarding than getting my money back. And the wet ahses would be just as good at streaming my music at the moment...
1* Very Bad
Reviewed by Anonymous on 23/08/2012
Major problems with this device.
1) Initailly I purchased this NAS with 4 Seagate drives, and configured them with Raid 5 N+1. I later found that one drive was showing as a hot spare,and the remaining disks (N) were not protected! I rebooted the NAS and it built the RAID very strange!?!
2)Permissions are a major flaw with this NAS I suggest a google search to confirm this. Access denied issues.
3)If you delete a share on this device it will not only remove the share but also all of your data without any prompt or caution!
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