Fresh Netgear NAS devices

Netgear launched ReadyNAS Pro 1.5TB Gigabit Desktop Storage (RNDP6350), ReadyNAS Pro 3TB Gigabit Desktop Storage (RNDP6310) and ReadyNAS Pro 6TB Gigabit Desktop Storage (RNDP6610).

The 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. It 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.

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 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 at a list price starting at $2,000 USD.

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