Netgear ReadyNAS 200 Series Review

Disclaimer: I am a NETGEAR Ambassador and I received this product in exchange for my honest, unbiased opinion and review.

Have you seen the movie Sex Tape, starring Jason Segel and Cameron Diaz? This hilarious film is based around a married couple’s sex tape that the husband Jason Segel by accident uploaded to the cloud which automatically loaded to his friends and families devices. I really don’t understand the world of cloud, where does it all go when we hit sync?  

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Personally, I like to see my files and pictures secure on a physical box in my home, a hard drive. We’ve always had our computers combined on a network within our house. With four active computers plus two smartphones and a tablet for everyone, it is nice to sign on from any station in our home and find what we are looking for with only a few clicks. No passwords or email addresses to remember and no worries about pictures or documents being uploaded into third party clouds that are meant for or your eyes only.

Netgear ReadyNAS 200 Series review

Netgear ReadyNAS 200 Series is the ultimate way to store, stream, and protect your home data within your home’s walls. The break down in his words:

Pretty fancy stuff here. You have your own hot swappable hard drives. Lots of space with 6000 gigs between the two of them. As a small business owner you could use The ReadyNAS 200 Series as an offsite backup. Being able to hot swap the drives and bringing one home at the end of the day. 

Netgear ReadyNAS 200 Series Review

In our own home, we can use Netgear ReadyNAS 200 Series to store our 10,000 + pictures on and personal documents to free up space from our personal devices and computers. Your files can also be stored in your own personal cloud at no extra charge. With Netgear ReadyNAS 200 Series you don’t have to rely on 3rd parties. Streaming movies between different devices and computers can all be done using Netgear ReadyNAS 200 Series. 

ReadyNAS geeky stuff;

  • Dual core ARM Cortex A15 1.4GHz processor and 2GB of RAM
  • Dual gigabit Ethernet – Fast data transfer and streaming
  • Up to 200MB/s read and 160MB/s write, maximize simultaneous throughput at gigabit Ethernet and 802.11ac Wi-Fi clients
  • Ready CLOUD portal-based user interface and app make building a private cloud easy and secure
  • Advanced BTRFS file system delivers five levels of complete data protection
  • Powerful desktop app for complete file syncing and automatic backup
  • Virtual Private Time Machine Backup for all the Macs in your home
  • Fully customizable, with hundreds of advanced settings and 70 + add-on applications including Plex for streaming media

Netgear Wrap Up

What I am overly impressed with is all the family of Netgear products that can turn your normal house into a connected home. Netgear has a whole lineup of advanced home networking products that will take your home to the next level. Plus, Netgear makes setup and linking between products simple and user friendly. Even a novice can set it up products from Netgear. 

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  1. kathy downey says:

    I dont really make prints anymore,and Netgear ReadyNAS sounds like a great way to store all your important memories i have on my pc

  2. My hubby could definitely use this. Thanks for the interesting review!

  3. Victoria Ess says:

    I love Netgear products! They’re really reliable and I’d trust my important backups on their systems.

  4. I’m pretty sure this would be most useful in our house! Gotta love the wifi!

  5. Lynda Cook says:

    I have a clickFree device and yes I find you should have an external drive for all your cherished stuff!!

  6. I think it is VERY important to have an external hard drive! With photos going the way of digital; I know I dont really make prints anymore – if these photos are lost off your computer; they are gone!

  7. I like how the Netgear ReadyNAS can store our important photos and files safe from a virus or a computer crash.This is so vitally important to me because I have many family events and pictures stored on mine.Ilove that this back up sytem is wifi capable and ready to go.It sounds great to me.Thanks for the great review.

  8. Netgear products are a key part of my life on the road and given how frustrated I get when I can’t make the internet work for me or I have computer problems, it is so reassuring to have a little extra bit of help from Netgears’ products.

  9. My worst nightmare is losing all of our family photos (which happen to be stored in a million devices in our house – gah!). This sounds like a cool backup system, especially since a novice can do it (read me!).

    p.s. I haven’t seen that Sex Tape movie. What a nightmare that scenario is! Maybe even worse that losing all my family photos 😉

  10. Having everything backed up is really important to me – I don’t want to risk losing any important information or memories!

  11. I’ve been looking into something like this. It’s so hard to have so many devices and not one hub where we can back them all together. Not just for organization, but for protection. My biggest fear is losing the only documentation I have of all our memories through photos.

  12. Netgear ReadyNAS sounds like a great way to store all your important memories. I too like knowing my photos and videos are safe where I can see them. It’s great that they are wifi capable. I will be sure to check out Netgear ReadyNAS soon!

  13. Sounds like an awesome backup system. I love how these boxes are wifi capable now, so that’s one less cord you need to add to your computer, while keeping all your files safe from a virus/broken-down computer. 🙂

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