Netgear ReadyNAS Ultra 4 4-bay USB2
Intel Atom 64-bit instruction set theoretically supports up to 16TB capacities, flexible upgrade path with X-RAID2, speedy performer with excellent multimedia support.
Netgear's ReadyNAS Ultra 4 offers a great backup solution with fast performance. Its excellent hard-drive-bay design and X-RAID 2 configuration make it easy to manage the server's storage.
Dual gigabit Ethernet, Many backup options, Many media serving options, Root shell access
Fan noise is distracting for a home environment.
The ReadyNAS Ultra 4 is expensive and has just three USB ports. It doesn't allow users to change RAID configurations from within its Web interface and takes a long time to add a new hard drive to the existing X-RAID2 setup.
Dated, framebased GUI, No eSATA ports, Some featured media services don't come installed
By APC Magazine on December 25, 2011
The ReadyNAS Ultra 4 is a 4 bay network attached storage device designed for high end home users. This model combines some of Netgearâs nice business NAS features along with features home users need to deal with their ever growing...70
By TechRadar on July 27, 2011
Networked-attached storage (NAS) is a speedy, convenient means of backing up data. Modern units, such as the ReadyNAS Ultra 4 featured here, are also capable of streaming any multimedia files stored on them to any Smart device that can accept them....80
By Expert Reviews on February 10, 2011
With four drive bays you’re unlikely to run out of storage space, but it’s far more expensive than most other NAS devices....60
By Macworld UK on February 01, 2011
Netgear’s Stora is a good option for home users who are buying a NAS drive for the first time, but for more experienced users the company also offers its ReadyNAS Ultra range. There are several models in the range but we tested the ReadyNAS Ultra...80
By PC Advisor on February 01, 2011
If you just want a simple and affordable NAS drive for your home network then you might be better off with the less expensive Stora. However, the ability to configure the ReadyNAS Ultra 4 in any way you want makes it a good option for small...80
By V3.co.uk on November 23, 2010
Although it has a consumer feel to it, the flexibility offered by the ReadyNAS Ultra 4 and its nippy processor make it more capable than most. The lack of load-balancing and failover functions, however, could dissuade some business users....80
By The Inquirer on October 05, 2010
The Readynas Ultra 4 is more or less externally identical to the NVX, which is to say it's a solidly made and smart-looking metal box, this time finished in gunmetal grey. It's also remarkably compact considering there's room inside for four...80
By IT Reviews on October 03, 2010
It's a powerful beast that includes almost every kind of media streaming and belt-and-braces redundancy that you could wish for. Although it may be a bit too noisy for many domestic settings, advanced users will appreciate the business-class...-
By cnet on September 20, 2010
The ReadyNAS Ultra 4 is a workhorse NAS server best suited for home- or small-office environments, where heavy data sharing and backups are...80
By SmallNetBuilder on September 16, 2010
Single-core Atom (D410) version of NETGEAR's popular four-drive...-