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Netgear ReadyNAS 516 6-Bay NAS

Netgear ReadyNAS 516 6-Bay NAS
alaScore 86

7 reviews

Jun, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 reviews of Netgear ReadyNAS 516 6-Bay NAS. The average rating for this product is 2.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. There are some mixed reviews about the price. Many are critical about the reliability and usability.

usability, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Netgear ReadyNAS 516 6-Bay NAS is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: Chris Ramseyer (

Netgear ReadyNAS 516 6-Bay NAS Review


Netgear ships more NAS products than any other company in the world. The 516 model is a business class NAS capable of high concurrent connections.

Dec, 2013

Consumer review by: swindled by netgear (

Not willing to support their customers - DO NOT BUY


The box looks good and seems to work, but lacks a good user interface. The user interface requires far too many clicks and hides important information. The device is not easy to configure for anything other than their own RAID technology, and when you...

High capacity, 6 drives, dual GB network

Poor user interface and support, very pricy

Apr, 2015

Consumer review by: N/A (

Horrible Customer Service/Horrible Always changing User Interface


Stores Data

Netgear keeps putting out beta versions of their firmware/user interface that causes a previously working unit to not function

Jan, 2015

Consumer review by: GREGG F. (

Update to 5/12/2014 1:44:45 PM Review


Please read my review from 5/12/2014 for reference Ok, so it's been almost 4 months since my last review. Over the course of 2 months, I worked with Netgear American Technical Support to find the following 2 things out: * When used with large LUN's as...

Construction quality (it's still running well enough)

Fails (at least for me) when you use features stated in my last review

Sep, 2014

Consumer review by: N/A (

Ok, but not ready for prime time.


About 7 weeks ago I purchased the 516 and the expansion module. Connected them up, filled them with Enterprise Class drives, created an iSCSI target in a hardware and VLAN controlled environment and then let it run while testing it with low level usage...

Cost ; Solid construction

Buggy/laggy front interface (maybe just mine?) ; Issues with expandability ; Slow responding technical support

May, 2014

Consumer review by: kr7 (

Great unit


Quick, straightforward setup, really like the new UI ; A good, but not great price for an advanced NAS device


May, 2013

Consumer review by: N/A (

RN516 Half Baked



Beta at best

May, 2013