I have an original ReadyNAS (not even a "+") that is at least six years old at this point. Still running the original disks (1TB). No issues with the disks at this point. The chassis is OK, though I notice that if I shut it down for any period of time, the fan bearings make an unhappy noise for a while until it "warms up".
Anyway, over this period of time I have truly treated the ReadyNAS as an appliance...it just sits there and works, which I appreciate. But six years later, 1TB isn't all that, so I'm trying to decide if I should just upgrade the disks in my existing chassis or maybe look to start from scratch. I looked in the FAQ for a list of differences between all the models, but I couldn't really find anything.
I know the newer models are Intel-based, not sure what that buys me. I imagine that the newer models probably support higher capacity disks as well. Right now, I'm using the ReadyNAS for Time Machine backup, and my iTunes library. I had also planned on using it for video storage, but that never really got off the ground for me as I don't watch videos as much as I used to. But with 500GB drives on our various Macs, the space required for Time Machine alone is making me think about upgrading. I considered a Time Capsule, but with RAIDiator's built-in support for TM now, I think the ReadyNAS is a much more attractive option.
So is it worth looking at upgrading the NV chassis?