I am a NETGEAR Ambassador and I received a ReadyNAS 202 for purposes of evaluation. Thoughts are my own.
As a mom, I love taking pictures of my son’s milestones, special occasions and even random moments. I feel like it’s my obligation to capture those scenes in either photo or video so that we can have something to look back to when he gets older. And I love the fact that it’s so easy to take photos and videos nowadays. I mean, almost every phone or tablet now has a camera that you can activate in just a few seconds so you can take multiple shots in high resolution.
But high resolution photos/videos take up so much space in our phone/tablet storage. And the once seemingly huge 8GB storage cannot quite hold all of my family’s media files — not just photos and videos, but songs too! That’s probably why some of the newer phones now have a minimum of 16GB storage.
Sooner or later though, you’ll find yourself needing more than just that 16GB (or even 32GB or 64GB) storage. So what’s a solution to this problem? May I present to you the ReadyNAS Connected Storage from NETGEAR.
The ReadyNAS 200 Series Network Attached Storage is powered by a dual-core ARM Cortex A15 1.4GHz processor with 2 Gigabytes of RAM, dual Gigabit Ethernet ports with Link Aggregation technology and delivers up to 200MByte/sec data transfer speed. It offers an industry leading 5 levels of protection on all your important files and data. The ReadyCLOUD web-based user interface works seemlessly on PC, Mac, smartphones and tablets and makes the RN200 the ideal network attached storage for consumers looking to create their own secure private cloud due to its simplicity and ease of use.
Is the verbiage too technical? Yeah, I know! But the short of it is that it’s a device where you can store and share data for multiple computers/users. I guess you can think of it as a huge drive storage that you (and your family) can access anywhere without having it physically connected to your device. So if I save a file onto our family’s ReadyNAS, my husband can just log in to our family’s “cloud storage” from his computer and use the same file I saved.
The ReadyNAS I received was the 202 model and it has a 2TB storage. So if your phone has an 8GB storage, this ReadyNAS can store 250 times more than that, which means it’ll take a long time for you to fill up all that storage! Unless you have a huge collection of high-definition movies at 2GB each.
In the weeks that I’ve been using the ReadyNAS, I’ve seen the many advantages of having your own personal cloud storage. Here are 5 reasons why I love it!
- Easy installation. Installing the ReadyNAS was very easy. Just plug in the right cords in the right ports, power it up, connect and voila! You’re ready to create and manage your own personal cloud!
- 5 levels of protection. Securely store and share all your photos, videos, and important files in ReadyCLOUD. You don’t have to worry about unauthorized access to your files.
- View, share and backup photos, videos and important files on your devices from anywhere. You can easily share your files with authorized people using the ReadyCLOUD mobile app.
- Stream movies and music to your computers or mobile devices with DLNA or iTunes. If your phone, tablet or computer is running out of storage, you don’t need to save a file just to be able to view or listen to it. Simply stream it from your ReadyNAS!
- 1.4Ghz processor and 2GB on-board memory. This allows for really fast data transfers.
One other thing that you might love is that you can set the ReadyNAS to do an automatic backup and sync from a Windows PC. This makes it very convenient for ReadyNAS owners because you don’t have to check if your files are all synced.
I’d say a ReadyNAS is a must-have for every household especially in this day and age when almost everyone takes tons of photos and videos every single day. This way, families can store, share and stream media files that capture moments that help make even more special moments for the family.
I am a NETGEAR Ambassador and I received a ReadyNAS 202 for purposes of evaluation. Thoughts are my own. Post contains my affiliate links.