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Backup copy of Netgear ReadyNAS314

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annnnnnd it's gone
May 15, 2010
Euroland, Denmark
Hello guys,

I have a Netgear ReadyNas314.

Running 4x 2tb WD Nas HDD's.

Currently i am using about 500gb of the 6tb, but i would like to have a safe copy of my content. With my old nas unit, i would plug in a USB drive to the front, press a button, and it would backup my unit to the external drive.

The ReadyNAS 314 has esata on the front, but USB on the back. I believe this is USB 3.0

Which would be the best option for doing a complete backup of the unit?

USB 3.0 external drive or esata?

Does anyone know how i setup the Nas unit to copy itself completely to the external drive? Or is it set for the from the factory?


Gulper Nozzle Co-Owner
Dec 15, 2008
I'd imagine it depends on what is on the other end of the USB3 and eSATA. Both have enough bandwidth for a couple of HDD's in for striping speeds... So, test your USB stick and test the HDD at the end of the eSATA and see. Report back with your results!