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NETGEAR® Expands Award-Winning ReadyNAS™ Family of Network Attached Storage Devices Delivering Industry-Leading Scalability, Functionality and Data Protection to Small and Medium Businesses


The New High-Capacity ReadyNAS 1.5TB, 2TB, 3TB and 4TB Desktop and 4TB Rackmount Versions Feature a Five-Year Warranty and Enhanced Manageability, Usability, Performance, and Peripheral Support

SANTA CLARA, Calif. - NETGEAR, Inc. (NASDAQGM: NTGR), a worldwide provider of technologically advanced, branded networking products, announced the launch of the newest members of its award-winning ReadyNAS™ family of network-attached storage solutions: ReadyNAS NV+ 1.5TB Gigabit Desktop Storage (RND4275), ReadyNAS NV+ 2TB Gigabit Desktop Storage (RND4210), ReadyNAS NV+ 3TB Gigabit Desktop Storage (RND4475), ReadyNAS NV+ 4TB Gigabit Desktop Storage (RND4410) and ReadyNAS 1100 4TB Dual Gigabit Rackmount Network Storage (RNR4410). The high-capacity ReadyNAS products, which are covered by an industry-leading five-year hardware warranty, have improved manageability, usability, performance and peripheral support.

The award-winning ReadyNAS products are high-performance network-attached storage solutions that deliver best-in-class performance, scalability, versatility, and data redundancy for “prosumers” and small and medium businesses. Featuring Gigabit Ethernet interfaces with Jumbo Frames support to provide maximum data throughput speeds to and from the network backbone, the ReadyNAS supports RAID 0, 1, 5, and NETGEAR’s proprietary X-RAID™ technology which provides automated RAID expansion that enables users to scale from one to four disks and beyond. While hot-swappable hard drives enable users to swap out drives on-the-fly to minimize system downtime, ReadyNAS further improves end-user productivity through support of Windows, Macintosh and Linux clients.

In addition to a five-year hardware warranty, which covers all ReadyNAS devices sold by NETGEAR after June 1, 2007, ReadyNAS devices now showcase a new NETGEAR branded user interface designed to conform to the familiar, easy-to-use GUI incorporated into the company’s ProSafe™ line of switches, routers and VPN firewall products. For sophisticated VARs and end-users, the ReadyNAS products now provide Secure Shell (SSH) access to enable further system customization.

To enhance ease-of-management, ReadyNAS supports volume sizes larger than 2TB, provides online X-RAID volume expansion, provides the option to save and restore system configurations to simplify multiple unit deployments, and enables ReadyNAS to work more efficiently in larger office environment by limiting it to a single organizational unit in an ADS environment. In addition, ReadyNAS provides support for VMware® via NFS over TCP.

Peripheral support has been enhanced by enabling users to share Windows NTFS formatted USB disks by plugging into the ReadyNAS, and providing the ability for ReadyNAS to be specified as a network UPS server for other ReadyNAS systems so that battery-low graceful shutdown can occur when sharing the same UPS.

“The addition of our new higher-capacity ReadyNAS products with their enhanced functionality is very exciting to our end users and solution providers as it further extends the versatility, scalability and functionality delivered by NETGEAR’s industry-leading family of networking solutions for the consumer and SMB sectors,” explained Sam Feng, NETGEAR Director of Product Marketing, Storage Solutions. “By adding higher-capacity options, making the product easier to use and manage, improving the performance, expanding peripheral support, enabling third party development, and providing the industry’s best hardware warranty, we have been able to bring to market a product family that delivers the critical combination of value, ease-of-use, scalability, and reliability that will make ReadyNAS the defacto standard for NAS storage in the SMB and ‘prosumer’ markets.”

NETGEAR ReadyNAS™ is a smart network attached storage server that combines robust file serving, support for access by multiple operating systems, and data redundancy with out-of-box ease of deployment and web-based management.

The ReadyNAS product family includes:

NEW – RND4410 ReadyNAS NV+ 4TB Gigabit Desktop Network Storage (includes four 1TB SATA drives);
NEW – RND4475 ReadyNAS NV+ 3TB Gigabit Desktop Network Storage (includes four 750GB SATA drives);
NEW – RND4210 ReadyNAS NV+ 2TB Gigabit Desktop Network Storage (includes two 1TB SATA drives);
RND4450 ReadyNAS NV+ 2TB Gigabit Desktop Network Storage (includes four 500GB SATA drives);
NEW – RND4275 ReadyNAS NV+ 1.5TB Gigabit Desktop Network Storage (includes two 750GB SATA drives);
RND4425 ReadyNAS NV+ 1TB Gigabit Desktop Network Storage (includes four 250GB SATA drives);
RND4250 ReadyNAS NV+ 1TB Gigabit Desktop Network Storage (includes two 500GB SATA drives);
RND4000 ReadyNAS NV+ 4-Bay Gigabit Desktop Network Storage (no drives included);
NEW – RNR4410 ReadyNAS 1100 4TB Dual Gigabit Rackmount Network Storage (includes four 1TB SATA drives);
RNR4475 ReadyNAS 1100 3TB Dual Gigabit Rackmount Network Storage (includes four 750GB SATA drives);
RNR4450 ReadyNAS 1100 2TB Dual Gigabit Rackmount Network Storage (includes four 500GB SATA drives);
The NETGEAR ReadyNAS is packed with high-end storage server features including hardware accelerated RAID 0, 1, 5, and X-RAID™, ensuring full data redundancy with protection against hardware failure, hot-swappable hard disks, built-in backup manager, system monitoring and automatic alerting capabilities. In addition, the ReadyNAS products support Gigabit Ethernet networking, UPnP AV multimedia access, HTTP/S remote access, FTP/S transfers, SSL and ACL security, and multiple USB ports.

Each of the ReadyNAS products, which supports up to four SATA drives, provides users with up to four terabytes (4000 GB) of raw storage, making them ideal solutions for the growing data storage needs of today’s small and medium businesses. NETGEAR’s ReadyNAS products incorporate patent-pending X-RAID™ technology that automates the volume expansion and maintains data redundancy for the user as additional hard drives are added to the ReadyNAS system, enabling users to add additional hard disks over time without having to reconfigure the system or shuffle data.

The NETGEAR ReadyNAS products are backed by a five-year hardware warranty and are immediately available via leading direct marketers, e-commerce sites and value added resellers at list prices starting at $1099.

About NETGEAR, Inc.
NETGEAR (NASDAQGM: NTGR) designs technologically advanced, branded networking solutions that address the specific needs of small and medium business and home users. The Company’s product offerings enable users to share Internet access, peripherals, files, digital multimedia content and applications among multiple personal computers and other Internet-enabled devices. As an ENERGY STAR® partner, NETGEAR offers products that prevent greenhouse gas emissions by meeting strict energy-efficiency specifications set by the U.S. government. NETGEAR is headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif. For more information, visit the company’s Web site at or call (408) 907-8000.

© 2007 NETGEAR, Inc. NETGEAR®, the NETGEAR Logo, ReadyNAS, and X-RAID are trademarks or registered trademarks of NETGEAR, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. Other brand and product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders. Information is subject to change without notice. All rights reserved. Actual data throughput will vary from maximum signal rates stipulated. Network conditions and environmental factors, including volume of network traffic, building materials and construction, and network overhead, lower actual data throughput.

Safe Harbor Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 for NETGEAR, Inc.:
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Specifically, statements concerning the expected performance characteristics, specifications, market acceptance, market growth, specific uses, user feedback and market position of NETGEAR’s ReadyNAS storage products and technology are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Safe Harbor. These statements are based on management’s current expectations and are subject to certain risks and uncertainties, including, without limitation, the following: the actual price, performance and ease of use of NETGEAR’s ReadyNAS family of products may not met the price, performance and ease of use requirements of customers, product performance may be adversely affected by real world operating conditions, new viruses or Internet threats may develop that challenge the effectiveness of security features in NETGEAR’s products, the ability of NETGEAR to market and sell its products and technology, the impact and pricing of competing products and the introduction of alternative technological solutions. Further information on potential risk factors that could affect NETGEAR and its business are detailed in the Company’s periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including, but not limited to, those risks and uncertainties listed in the section entitled “Part II - Item 1A. Risk Factors,” pages 27 through 38, in the Company’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended September 30, 2007, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on November 9, 2007. NETGEAR undertakes no obligation to release publicly any revisions to any forward-looking statements contained herein to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.

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