My DUO-V1 is alive and well; sort of. It runs with a very noisy cooling fan. I sense fan bearings getting ready to quit. Yes, my DUO is now Out Of Warranty. Yet it continues to operate 24/7 doing its' chores. This cooling fan has been a warranty issue since day one. I choose NOT to RMA my unit. I believed that a suitable replacement fan would appear in my DUO's life. Sadly this never happened...........
purchased: 21 OCT 2008
s/n: [MAC address]
warranty until: 21 OCT 2011
May I now purchase a suitable replacement cooling fan for my DUO-V1???
Or, might Netgear suggest a suitable replacement cooling fan???
I do feel confident that I can replace this cooling fan and continue on into the future sans the noise.
I have NOT thought of replacing it. Most ReadyNAS upgrade choices are expensive.
I do now own a DUO-V2, but, it is proving difficult to integrate into my LAN (another project, please). It was purchased to backup my current DUO-V1.
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anas: ReadyNAS Ultra2+ w/2x 500GB (ST3500514NS ES series), 1024MB, RAIDiator 4.2.26
bnas: ReadyNAS Ultra2 w/2x 500GB (ST3500514NS ES series), 1024MB, RAIDiator 4.2.26
cnas: ReadyNAS Duo-V1 (sparc) w/2x 500GB (ST3500830SCE DB35 Series), 1024MB, RAIDiator 4.1.13
dnas: Synology DS-213J (Marvell "Kirkwood") w/2x 1TB WD10EFRX NAS2.0, 512MB, DSM 4.3
Client (3): C2D-E8400, Asus P5Q3, 2GB DDR3, XPproSP3 x32, RAIDar 4.3.8