More Feature Differences
As mentioned in the Introduction, the NV allows the user to select whether to use its proprietary X-RAID automatic RAID technology or manually set the RAID mode to 0, 1 or 5. Once set, you can change RAID modes only by deleting the existing volume. When set to the X-RAID mode, the NV behaves pretty much like its X6 sibling. And if you opt for setting up the share mode manually, you'll get all the features present in the 600.
Since I had gone through the delete-the-volume exercise in the previous review, I didn't repeat it, leaving the NV using the manually set RAID 5 mode that it inherited when I moved the drives over from their previous home in the ReadyNAS 600.
Figure 6 : New Backup Button Options
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Figure 6 shows that the Backup screen now has a section that lets you assign up to three backup jobs that are executed when the front panel Backup button is pressed. Note that these jobs must use a drive attached to the front panel backup USB port as the destination share.
I was pleased to see that Infrant added the ability to set a secondary HTTPs port. The primary HTTPS port 443 can't be changed, nor can HTTPs can be disabled since it's required for accessing the admin server. But logging to a syslog daemon still isn't supported, and you also can't either spin down the drives or put the NV to sleep entirely after a specified period of inactivity.