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6-bay Network Attached Storage with 5 levels of protection for all your photos, videos, and important files
vSphere 6 Certified - seamless interoperability with the latest VMware environments
Automatic RAID protection against disk failure
Peace of mind with proprietary snapshot technology for recovering past versions of a file or folder
Built-in anti-virus, encryption, and bitrot protection for unparalleled data integrity
High performance 3.3Ghz Intel i3-2120 dual-core processor and 4GB ECC on-board memory for swift data transfers
12TB (6 x 2TB) of storage solution - Enterprise Grade
Enjoy 3 Months of FREE Plex Pass
The ReadyNAS 500 Series Network Attached Storage is an advanced and easy-to use solution for centralizing, securing and controlling access to your digital assets. Way more than just simple unified (NAS or SAN) storage for your business, ReadyNAS pairs the latest in performance with innovative technologies like unlimited snapshots, thin provisioning and cloud-managed replication. Each ReadyNAS protects stored data not only with XRAID automatic expansion, but is the first in its class to feature continuous data protection along with real-time anti-virus and native encryption. Featuring a sleek interface designed with ease-of-use in mind, ReadyNAS utilizes Ready CLOUD for simple cloud-based discovery and file management. With ReadyNAS, protecting and accessing your digital world has never been easier.
5 year chassis hardware warranty
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
One sentence review: Solid foundation but advanced features are promises that haven't been fulfilled yet. -See my update at the bottom, this is well on its way, now.
As a piece of hardware, I have no doubts about this NAS. It is very solid, and instills much confidence. Very good looking, though it is missing a power LED or anything to indicate power or status beyond the display. (which turns off after a few seconds) The device is built in a heavy duty case, and everything I've seen makes me feel like it'll last a good long time. The specs are still top of the line for the price. (i3, ECC memory)
Software is where this NAS falls short. I bought this as a Plex and file server. And, for those things, it excels. But, because I didn't consider what else I might want my NAS to do before I bought it, I'm realizing this may not have been the best choice. Let me explain. I expected to use this as a file storage for my media and by extension, Plex. I got this all set up...
I purchased this NAS because of the i3 processor. So many NAS devices use the ARM processor, which is just not powerful enough to transcode 1080p video. The i3 can handle transcoding full 1080p MKV videos over 20GB in size without issue.
I upgraded from an Ultra 4 to the 516 after having some problems with the Ultra 4 and then getting a great deal on a 516. The 516 is surprisingly twice the size (physically) of the Ultra 4. It works perfectly though. The ReadyCloud interface is a definite upgrade and I like using the 516 as my Plex Media Server, which also works perfectly, rather than running it on my desktop, as I had to with the Ultra. The 516 is fast and certainly strong enough for Plex, and I also like the USB 3 ports for fast backup to an external drive (you know that you should backup your important files even when using a RAID NAS, right? And don't forget to back up your Plex Media Server files, especially if you have an extensive music collection as I do).
Another nice feature of the ReadyCloud interface is the ability to share links to large files that you cannot otherwise email, and you can provide access to certain folders to others outside of your network. On the other hand, I have not been...
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