Netgear introduced ReadyNAS 200, a series of personal cloud storage solutions for home users

New York, February 20, 2015 – Netgear® NASDAQ: NTGR netgear.The company, a global networking company that serves home, business and service provider customers, has expanded its family of network attached storage NAS products and introduced the ReadyNAS® 200 Series for home and office.

Computers and peripherals

New Netgear NAS systems are capable of transferring files at up to 200 Mbytes per second. New products from Netgear are great for storage, protection and transfer of data.

The devices are available in two- and four-disk desktop versions models RN202, RN204 and are designed primarily for everyone who needs to store large amounts of audio, video and photo content . The series presented at CES 2015 has already won the CES Innovations Award in the category “Computer Accessories”.

ReadyNAS 200 technical base – it’s a dual-core CPU Cortex A15 with the clock frequency of 1,4 GHz, 2Gb RAM and two Gigabit Ethernet ports with the support of aggregation. Performance and speed can surprise even the savvy consumer, especially when running on a WiFi network using the 802 802 standard.11ac. Today ReadyNAS can transfer data at the speed up to 200 Mbytes per second, which is twice the speed of similar devices from other manufacturers.

“Our ReadyNAS 200 is the best home network storage solution on the market,” said Matt Pahnke, general manager of product marketing for NETGEAR Storage. “These NAS devices are ahead of the competition in every important aspect: performance, speed, storage capacity, data protection, ease of use. In addition, with more than a hundred unique additional functions and software applications you can complement the system according to your preferences. At this time on the market there is no other NAS-device, designed for people who are passionate about collecting media content or photos. New NAS will provide the user with the highest level of performance and security.”.

The software kernel of the new ReadyNAS devices is ReadyNAS OS 6.2, which ensures the safety of stored data, backs up data, is responsible for data synchronization and management with the help of cloud technologies.

ReadyNAS with ReadyCLOUD™ support – a great alternative to cloud services Dropbox or Google Drive

Among other things, ReadyNAS 200 provides users with the full range of public cloud data storage possibilities automatic data backup, data synchronization, data sharing from different devices . At the same time, there is no monthly fee for this service. Data will be safely stored and accessible only to you. The ReadyCLOUD features allow you to access your files on ReadyNAS from anywhere in the world: all you have to do is to launch a web-browser on any device connected to the Internet. So you can manage your data through a universal web interface. ReadyCLOUD apps for desktops and iOS and Android mobile gadgets set new standards for ease of use. In particular, with a couple of mouse clicks, you can select any folder on your NAS device to synchronize it with the corresponding folder on your PC. One mouse click is enough to share a certain file or folder. But the best part of this story is that your precious files are not stored on Dropbox or Google Drive somewhere far away, but on your own ReadyNAS in your home or office. Before ReadyCLOUD, content sharing was never this easy and secure.

Next generation BTRFS provides 5 layers of data protection

ReadyNAS 200 provides users with the highest level of data protection for this class of product. At the heart of everything is the file system of next generation BTRFS, which provides all five levels of protection: 1 files are written on multiple disks at once for protection at RAID level in case of one drive failure 2 automatic data protection against bitrot and gradual data structure breakdown 3 creating snapshots of the system for further rollback to a certain point in time 4 free real-time protection against viruses and malware 5 easy and convenient replication of all data to cloud or to a second system.

Easy setup and advanced features with 100+ add-on applications

The new ReadyNAS 200 storage system can be setup with the cloud management system only, no extra client applications to download. On your network, ReadyNAS 200 is automatically identified. Hot-swappable hard drives are available. For high-end users, the ReadyNAS 200 can be expanded with more than 100 additional applications.

ReadyNAS 200 core features, functions and capabilities:

  • 1.4GHz dual-core Cortex A15 processor with 2GB RAM
  • Two Gigabit Ethernet network ports with link aggregation support
  • Up to 200MB/sec read/write speed* in RAID configurations
  • BTRFS, a professional grade file system with five levels of data protection
  • Powerful apps for file sync and automatic data backup
  • Time Machine® support for all Mac® computers
  • Expandable functionality with 100+ add-on apps
  • Easy-to-use features. For example, one-click sharing with one click you create a web link to the desired file
  • Media capabilities with DLNA®, iTunes® and Plex.
  • Free mobile apps for cloud access and photo archiving
  • Expandable maximum storage capacity: up to 12 TB on 2-disk models and up to 24 TB on 4-disk models.
  • Disks stop spinning to save power

New products come with a 3 year chassis warranty and 24×7 phone support within 90 days after purchase. NETGEAR recommends having at least one full backup of your data.

Cost and availability

Netgear ReadyNAS 200 Series will be available for purchase in America at the end of the first quarter of 2015. The price will be announced additionally.

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