NETGEAR® Announces Industry’s First Six-Bay Small Form Factor Network Attached Storage Solution for Small and Medium Businesses
High Performance ReadyNAS Pro Gigabit Desktop Storage Products Enable SMBs to Store, Protect and Share Critical Data, Providing up to 6TB of Storage and a Robust Feature Set that Delivers High-Availability, Ease-of-Use, Expandability, and Serviceability
LAS VEGAS – April 2008 – NETGEAR, Inc. (NASDAQGM: NTGR), a worldwide provider of technologically advanced, branded networking solutions, today announced the launch of the industry’s first six-bay small form factor desktop network attached storage (NAS) solution at Interop 2008. NETGEAR’s ReadyNAS™ Pro 1.5TB Gigabit Desktop Storage (RNDP6350), ReadyNAS Pro 3TB Gigabit Desktop Storage (RNDP6310) and ReadyNAS Pro 6TB Gigabit Desktop Storage (RNDP6610) broaden the ReadyNAS product family to deliver class-leading performance, high availability, ease-of-use, expandability, and serviceability to small and medium businesses to provide centralized network storage for up to 200 users.
Cost-effective, easy-to-manage and quick-to-deploy, the versatile ReadyNAS Pro provides up to 6TB of network attached storage enabling users across the LAN or WAN to store, backup and share digital data from a combination of Windows, Macintosh and Linux platforms. ReadyNAS Pro, the newest and most powerful member of the award-winning ReadyNAS product family, supports RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, and auto-expandable X-RAID2 to provide robust data protection against single disk failure. To ensure high availability to stored data, the ReadyNAS Pro features dual redundant Gigabit Ethernet ports for failover protection.
“Growing small and medium businesses face unique challenges when it comes to storing and protecting critical data,” stated Sam Feng, NETGEAR’s Director of Product Marketing for Networked Storage. “An increasing number of growing SMBs are realizing the need for a powerful storage solution that enables them to centrally store, protect and share vast amounts of critical business data across a variety of different platforms. The ReadyNAS Pro is designed with the needs of the growing SMB in mind. This powerful all-in-one NAS device delivers the critical combination of value, performance and features that makes it an ideal, scalable networked storage solution for growing companies.”
The NETGEAR ReadyNAS Pro Gigabit Desktop Network Storage products provide small and medium businesses with an easy-to-use, high-performance network attached storage solution to store and protect critical data. Housed in a compact desktop form factor, the ReadyNAS Pro products support up to six SATA I or SATA II hard drives via six lockable, hot-swappable disk trays. Three USB 2.0 ports enable the connection of USB drives or printers.
ReadyNAS Pro provides robust data protection and high-availability with failsafe features that include dual redundant Gigabit Ethernet ports and support for RAID 0, 1, 5, RAID 5 plus hot spare, RAID 6, and NETGEAR’s proprietary X-RAID2 for automatic volume expansion. In addition to a Web based graphical user interface (GUI) and setup wizard for ease-of-use and setup, ReadyNAS Pro features an LCD display that provides quick and intuitive system status readings and incorporates an active system monitoring capability which continually monitors the entire system for abnormal situations or part failures and e-mails system alerts to the network administrator.
The NETGEAR ReadyNAS Pro is backed by a 5-year hardware warranty and will be available in Q3 2008 via leading direct marketers, e-commerce sites and value added resellers at a list price starting at $2,000 USD.
The ReadyNAS family of network attached storage solutions includes:
* NEW – RNDP6350 ReadyNAS Pro 1.5TB Gigabit Desktop Network Storage (includes three 500GB SATA drives);
* NEW – RNDP6310 ReadyNAS Pro 3TB Gigabit Desktop Network Storage (includes three 1000GB SATA drives);
* NEW – RNDP6610 ReadyNAS Pro 6TB Gigabit Desktop Network Storage (includes six 1000GB SATA drives);
* RND4410 ReadyNAS NV+ 4TB Gigabit Desktop Network Storage (includes four 1TB SATA drives);
* RND4475 ReadyNAS NV+ 3TB Gigabit Desktop Network Storage (includes four 750GB SATA drives);
* 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);
* 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);
* 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);
* RND2150 ReadyNAS Duo 500GB Home Media Server (includes one 500GB SATA drive);
* RND2175 ReadyNAS Duo 750GB Home Media Server (includes one 750GB SATA drive);
* RND2110 ReadyNAS Duo 1TB Home Media Server (includes one 1TB SATA drive)
© 2008 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.
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