The Guardian of Data : Netgear ReadyNAS 524X

The Netgear ReadyNAS 524X is essentially a small computer. It runs various application including BitTorrent downloads and remote backups. The ReadyNAS uses XRAID to ensure hot-swap on each drive.
This enables RAID6 – permits catastrophic failure of up to two of the drives but origins a deep hit in data storage capacity. This means you pull a disk out anytime, but the Netgear ReadyNAS device still runs.

Netgear ReadyNAS 524X Setup

NetgearReadyNAS setup is quite simple. To add a drive you have to simply snap the drive into place without the help of any tools. When you boot the ReadyNAS 524X for the first time, you can begin a data formatting process that brings all drives up.

The time you need to swap one out, you can turn off the system manually and replace the drive once it offline. You have to connect the ReadyNAS via an Ethernet cable. It doesn’t support WiFi.
Once the Netgear ReadyNAS 524X setup is done, run the system appears as a Windows and MacOS share. The drive can also support UpnP and DLNA. You can even SSH into the box where you will find a standard installation (Debian). The Netgear ReadyNAS supports ReadyCloud – own remote access protocol that lets you to see files from anywhere via internet.

Further, you can connect the drive to the Google Drive, Amazon S3, and Dropbox and sync folders easily. This makes it ideal for backing up live projects and maintaining a record of your saved Netgear ReadyNAS backup files.

ReadyNAS Apps

If you dig deeper about the ReadyNAS, you will find various useful tools including a solution for recording maintenance as well as system system management. The ReadyNAS app store, in fact, is the coolest part of the ReadyNAS, turning a simple storage server into something powerful and immense device. Netgear ReadyNAS 524X is powered by Intel D1508 Dual-Core 2.2GHz processor with 4GB RAM. Maximum 80 users are allowed to access at a single time.

ReadyNAS 524X Performance

In terms of performance the ReadyNAS 524X is obviously as good as your local LAN network. As per test held by experts, the outcome showed real-world performance in my home network and modeling the same tests. An 8GB music library took about 60 to 70 minutes to transfer over the same wired local network.

Let’s Wrap Up

The Netgear ReadyNAS 524X is a monster. If you are using smaller devices with single hard drives and adding ReadyNAS 524X into networked opened up a complete new world of, data guardian.
It’s a Debian machine, file server, a testbed, more it is a media streamer and a great way to back up your computer and smartphone’s data. You are getting a mini-computer with smart RAID6. While it might be overkill for folks to back up their important files and other data.