How to Install a ReadyNAS Duo Hard Drive

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The ReadyNAS by Netgear offers users a way to store their digital media files on an external hard drive. The ReadyNAS also gives people a way to access their files via streaming. Networked computers and gaming consoles can stream the media from ReadyNAS and play them without having to actually house the file on the native hard drive. If you are upgrading or replacing the hard drive on your ReadyNAS, you can install the new drive with little hassle.

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Things you need

  • Screwdriver
  • New hard drive

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  1. 1

    Unplug the power cable from the back of the ReadyNAS and press the latch button for the disk tray door on the drive that you want to install.

  2. 2

    Pull the disk tray out of the ReadyNAS and use a Phillips-head screwdriver to remove the screws on the disk tray.

  3. 3

    Insert your new drive into the disk tray and line the screw holes from the drive up with the screw holes on the disk tray.

  4. 4

    Replace the screws on the disk tray to secure the drive to the tray.

  5. 5

    Push the disk tray back into the ReadyNAS. You should hear a click when the disk is in place.

  6. 6

    Replace the power cord and turn the ReadyNAS on to complete the new installation.

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