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Innovative Centralized Storage Solution Provides Enterprise-Level Features for Cost-Conscious Small Businesses and Home Office Users


Innovative Centralized Storage Solution Provides Enterprise-Level Features for Cost-Conscious Small Businesses and Home Office Users

SANTA CLARA, Calif.— NETGEAR®, Inc. (Nasdaq: NTGR), a worldwide provider of technologically advanced, branded networking products, today announced that its ReadyNAS™ NV+ (RND4000) was a top ten frontrunner in PC WORLD’s esteemed “100 Best Products of 2007 Awards.” The ReadyNAS NV+ is the ideal, affordable centralized network attached storage (NAS) device for small businesses and consumers requiring enterprise-quality performance and security. The article announcing the winners is available now on and will be featured in the July 2007 issue of PC WORLD, which hits newsstands June 12.

“We’re honored to have PC WORLD’s editors rank our ReadyNAS NV+ number eight amongst the 100 best technology products on the market today,” stated Paul Tien, vice president and general manager of NETGEAR’s Network Storage Business Unit. “As the designers of the hardware and software technology involved, we’re in a perfect position to serve the needs of SOHOs and SMBs, and our growing ReadyNAS customer base attests to that. This impressive award validates our success in delivering robust storage solutions that are rich in features, easy to use, well built and compact, and class-leading in terms of performance.”

NETGEAR’s ReadyNAS NV+ is the single, safe and effective solution for storing and serving all digital data — designed specifically for home offices, small businesses and workgroups. Packed with technology previously reserved for high-end servers, the ReadyNAS NV+ brings enterprise-level technology to the masses in a cost-effective manner. The ReadyNAS NV+ supports robust features such as Gigabit Ethernet speeds, system monitoring capabilities and built-in backup with hardware RAID (Redundant Array of Independent Disks). ReadyNAS’s patent pending X-RAID™ technology provides full data access and redundancy with protection even during hot swap of disks and against hardware failure, ensuring the access and safety of valuable pictures, digital media and sensitive business files. Not only does it have lower power consumption than competing products on the market, it also carries a special energy saving mode for automatic shutdown upon idle. The ReadyNAS NV+ works with Windows, Mac and Linux.

The respected 100 Best Products Awards honor products that meld practical features with innovation and reflect that rapidly changing technology marketplace. To select the winners, PC WORLD’s editors examined hundreds of products, including those that have appeared in the magazine over the past 12 months. The 100 winning products and services were selected for their exemplary design and usability, features, performance and innovation.

“Products that win PC WORLD’s 100 Best Products of 2007 Awards set the standard for excellence in the IT and consumer electronics industries,” stated Harry McCracken, vice-president/editor in chief of PC WORLD. “From notebooks and security software to MP3 players and smartphones, the editors reward the most outstanding performers in this annual awards program. Congratulations to NETGEAR.”


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