Netgear ReadyNAS RN524X Premium SMB 4-Bay NAS with 10GbE

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Netgear ReadyNAS RN524X 4-Bay NAS Management

We now have our drives installed, connected to our network and ready to get the Netgear RN524X up and running. On a local machine enter, “readycloud.netgear.com” which will get us started setting up the NAS.

Netgear RN524X Setup 1
Netgear RN524X Setup 1

Two options are available to start setting up the NAS, through Wi-Fi or on the local wired network.

Netgear RN524X Setup 2
Netgear RN524X Setup 2

Clicking on the Discover button will locate the RN524X on your network.

Netgear RN524X Setup 3
Netgear RN524X Setup 3

Here we see the RN524X is located and ready to Setup. We will show the screens used to set up the NAS.

Netgear RN524X Setup 4
Netgear RN524X Setup 4
Netgear RN524X Configure 1
Netgear RN524X Configure 1
Netgear RN524X Configure 2
Netgear RN524X Configure 2
Netgear RN524X Configure 3
Netgear RN524X Configure 3
Netgear RN524X Configure 4
Netgear RN524X Configure 4
Netgear RN524X Configure 5
Netgear RN524X Configure 5
Netgear RN524X Configure 6
Netgear RN524X Configure 6
Netgear RN524X Administer 1
Netgear RN524X Administer 1

By default, the setup procedure will create a RAID 5 volume using X-Raid if you have four drives. This is something you may want to change based on your usage profile.

Netgear RN524X Administer 2
Netgear RN524X Administer 2

On the volume screen, you can create other RAID types and turn off X-Raid if you are using four drives in the NAS.

Netgear RN524X Administer 3
Netgear RN524X Administer 3

Additional settings can be turned on in the settings tab.

Netgear RN524X Administer 4
Netgear RN524X Administer 4

The Performance screen shows what the NAS is doing in real time and is very detailed.

Netgear RN524X Administer 5
Netgear RN524X Administer 5

The Shares Tab allows the creation of additional Shares and Folders.

The key here is that the Netgear ReadyNAS RN524X uses only a web browser for setup which is significantly easier than having to download and install an app for setup.

Next, we will discuss Netgear ReadyNAS RN524X performance.

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