When compared to the ReadyNAS 102 and 104 that we reviewed last month we much prefer the Atom powered ReadyNAS 312, 314 and 316. The single-core 1.2GHz Marvell Armada 370 SoC just isn’t gutsy enough for use in modern NAS devices, no matter how low-end. The pairing of the gutless processor and performance robbing BTRFS file system was a bad combination for those budget NAS models.
Any major computer upgrade generally requires a full software reinstall too. No so if you heed the advice in the guide to Upgrading a Motherboard without Reinstalling. PCSTATS Tips