Introducing ReadyNAS OS 6 Application Store

Variety of Apps are Ready to install on ReadyNAS OS 6

 

Our ReadyNAS OS 6 family have large collection of apps ready to install to device. You don’t need to download and install as our older product requires. You can open Apps > Available Apps tabs on admin UI, and simply click Install button.

If you are considering purchase ReadyNAS and want to check what kind of apps are available, please visit our apps site at http://apps.readynas.com.

RAIDiator 4.2.24 (x86)

NETGEAR is pleased to announce the release of RAIDiator 4.2.24 (x86), the latest firmware for the following ReadyNAS network attached storage products:

  • ReadyNAS 1500
  • ReadyNAS 2100
  • ReadyNAS 3100
  • ReadyNAS 3200
  • ReadyNAS 4200
  • ReadyNAS Ultra 2/Plus
  • ReadyNAS Ultra 4/Plus
  • ReadyNAS Ultra 6/Plus
  • ReadyNAS Pro 2
  • ReadyNAS Pro 4
  • ReadyNAS Pro 6
  • ReadyNAS Pro Business Edition
  • ReadyNAS Pro Pioneer Edition
  • ReadyNAS NVX
  • ReadyNAS NVX Pioneer Edition

The simplest way to update is to use the System/Update/Remote tab in Frontview. If you prefer, you can choose to do a local update by first downloading the new image here: RAIDiator-x86-4.2.24. We recommend that you update your ReadyNAS to this latest RAIDiator release to ensure your ReadyNAS is running with all the latest bug fixes and enhancements.

WARNING: If you update to 4.2.20, you will NOT be able to go back to 4.2.15 or earlier due to the automatic change in the partition format to support 3TB+ hard disks.

The following are changes since RAIDiator 4.2.23.

New Features and Enhancements:

  •  Improved DLNA operation with newer Sony devices on MKV and AVI files.
  • Updated Frontview to fix security issues.
  • Updated SMB client to make backup jobs from Windows 8 clients work properly.

RAIDiator 4.1.12 (Sparc)

NETGEAR is pleased to announce the release of RAIDiator 4.1.12 (Sparc), the latest firmware for the following ReadyNAS network attached storage products:

  • ReadyNAS NV+ v1
  • ReadyNAS Duo v1
  • ReadyNAS 1100

The simplest way to update is to use the System/Update/Remote tab in Frontview. If you prefer, you can choose to do a local update by first downloading the new image here: RAIDiator-4.1.12. We recommend that you update your ReadyNAS to this latest RAIDiator release to ensure your ReadyNAS is running with all the latest bug fixes and enhancements.

The following are changes since RAIDiator 4.1.11.

New Features and Enhancements:

  • Updated CIFS service to address security issues.
  • Updated DLNA service to address security issues.
  • Updated iTunes service to address security issues.
  • Updated AFP service to address various issues.
  • Fix a couple DLNA scanner crashes with certain types of media files.
  • Fixed Frontview display issue with German umlauts.
  • Improved DLNA operation with newer Sony devices on MKV and AVI files.
  • Updated Frontview to fix security issues.
  • Updated SMB client to make backup jobs from Windows 8 clients work properly.

Introducing ReadyCLOUD: Discover, Manage, & Access Data from Anywhere

 

ReadyCLOUD Discovery provides unprecedented installation simplicity.   No IP addresses to figure out, no setup applications to install or run.  Just plug in your new ReadyNAS and go to readycloud.netgear.com

Once configured you can manage your device, setup access permissions, and browse content.  Your own private cloud with data you can access from anywhere.  Plus the security and privacy of knowing you have total control.

Find more information at www.netgear.com/readynas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NETGEAR REVOLUTIONIZES CONNECTED STORAGE AND DATA PROTECTION WITH NEW READYNAS PRODUCTS

NETGEAR REVOLUTIONIZES CONNECTED STORAGE AND DATA PROTECTION WITH NEW READYNAS PRODUCTS

NAS models feature new operating system, modern GUI, redesigned hardware and a wealth of user applications and data protection technology

SAN JOSE, Calif. — March 18, 2013 — NETGEAR®, Inc. (NASDAQGM: NTGR) (www.netgear.com), a global networking company that delivers innovative products to consumers, businesses and service providers, today announced a new portfolio of networked-attached-storage (NAS) products which run on the newly developed ReadyNAS® OS 6. These revolutionary devices are built on a custom platform designed as “storage made easy” for both the home and small to medium-sized businesses (SMB). NETGEAR also unveiled a suite of new downloadable applications for these products on the genie+™ marketplace.

With a sleek new interface and a rich set of embedded or easily downloadable applications, this NAS storage portfolio pairs the latest in performance and scalability with cutting-edge technologies such as unlimited snapshots and cloud-managed replication, which dramatically reduces any possibility of data loss. Once again, NETGEAR is taking features and capabilities previously available only from expensive, large-enterprise vendors and lowering the cost while dramatically simplifying deployment and manageability to provide users with affordable, powerful, and reliable NAS storage.

Photographs, video clips, songs, websites, email, client files, and application data on physical or virtual servers — the type of information that enriches our lives and is essential to business can seem endless. With ReadyNAS, customers finally have an advanced, easy-to-use solution for centralizing, securing, and controlling access to digital assets. What’s more, cloud-based discovery and file management through NETGEAR’s ReadyCLOUD™ simplifies the set-up experience and enables full ongoing management of data from any web-connected device.

“As a photographer, my images are the foundation of my various photography businesses,” explains Colby Brown, professional photographer and photo educator. “ReadyNAS is a full-featured file server providing access to all my data while on the road, an easy ability to backup data while outside of the office, and the ability to collaborate with other colleagues when I am in the field. With the new ReadyNAS operating system, I don’t need an entire IT department to get up and running, and the clean new interface takes all the challenges out of running effective backups of my valuable data.”

The latest additions to the award-wining ReadyNAS product family (www.netgear.com/readynas) are available in three new series of desktop models and a 1U rackmount, each designed for the unique needs of home users and small to medium-sized businesses.

  • The entry level ReadyNAS 100 Series (RN102xx, RN104xx) is designed for home use, and comes in two-bay and four-bay models that are offered as either diskless or populated with drives.
  • The ReadyNAS 300 Series (RN312xx, RN314xx, RN316xx) is optimized for small business networks and remote or branch office needs, and offers two-bay, four-bay, and six-bay versions that are either diskless or populated with drives.
  • The four-bay ReadyNAS 2120 is a 1U form factor for easy rack deployment in small data center environments and comes either diskless or populated with drives.
  • The six-bay ReadyNAS 500 Series (RN516xx) offers the highest performance and is designed for small to medium sized business networks supporting up to 250 concurrent users, and also comes diskless or populated with drives.

“We designed the new ReadyNAS OS from the ground up with ease-of-use in mind, so users can confidently centralize and back up all their data,” said Matt Pahnke, senior product marketing manager for NETGEAR Storage. “Customers could not be more excited about our revolutionary ReadyCLOUD technology for cloud-based set-up, provisioning, and management. The cloud-based set-up and comprehensive, but simple-to-use interface is unlike anything else in the NAS market.”

Each ReadyNAS features advanced on-box data protection in the form of unlimited snapshot capability, cloud-managed replication, and XRAID automatic volume expansion. In addition, each unit showcases native encryption, enabling prosumer and business users to securely share, store, and protect sensitive data across their network. Every NAS device in the new ReadyNAS Series supports SATA (up to 4TB) and SSD drives. ReadyNAS 300 and 500 models include an eSATA expansion port for scaling capacity as the storage needs of a business grows (up to 84TB).

Pahnke added, “We want to give our customers productivity-enhancing, innovative, and entertaining ways to do more with their NAS than they ever thought possible. With this in mind, ReadyNAS devices feature a rich set of embedded apps in addition to the growing library of add-ons found in the genie+ marketplace (genie.netgear.com/).”

Launched last year, genie+ marketplace is a platform for third party developers to deliver exciting, new applications which can be installed on ReadyNAS boxes with a single click. The suite of new applications includes productivity tools, media sharing applications, and a variety of other useful apps. Along with the currently available apps, NETGEAR has over 600 developers registered to create additional apps supporting the products announced today. Among the 40+ applications available are the Polkast media sharing application that allows owners to enjoy all of the content stored on their device from their mobile devices, the QNext FB social cloud application that enables users to share any of their content with any Facebook friend without having to upload the content, and the Symform Cloud Backup application that enables free online cloud backup.

ReadyNAS continues to be compatible with all leading backup software providers, and is one of the first SMB NAS devices to feature real-time anti-virus protection, providing peace of mind knowing that sensitive data is automatically protected and secure from virtually any threat.

The new product line also features seamless cloud-like file synchronization with ReadyDROP™ and Dropbox integration. In addition, ReadyNAS Remote from NETGEAR enables you to easily access files from anywhere in the world on any web-connected device. NETGEAR is the first company to offer prosumers and small businesses the ability to back up Mac® data from any location in the world, without paying a monthly fee for cloud storage.

Pricing and Availability
Select models of the NETGEAR ReadyNAS 100 and 300 series are now available worldwide through reseller channels and a variety of e-commerce sites. The full line of new ReadyNAS models will be available in the second quarter of 2013 through authorized NETGEAR PowerSHIFT channel partners (http://powershift.netgear.com/) and other reseller channels and e-commerce sites.

Suggested US retail pricing for the ReadyNAS series is as follows:

  • ReadyNAS 100 Series, starting at $199.
  • ReadyNAS 300 Series, starting at $449.
  • ReadyNAS 2120, starting at $1,229.
  • ReadyNAS 500 Series, starting at $1,299.

More Information
To learn more about NETGEAR ReadyNAS 6.0 and the four new ReadyNAS Series, please visit www.netgear.com/readynas. Information on the full line of NETGEAR storage solutions for businesses is at http://netgear.com/business/products/storage/default.aspx. You can find the NETGEAR genie+ marketplace at https://genie.netgear.com/. To get more information or register as a NETGEAR developer, please visit http://developer.netgear.com.

About NETGEAR, Inc.
NETGEAR (NASDAQGM: NTGR) is a global networking company that delivers innovative products to consumers, businesses and service providers. For consumers, the company makes high performance, dependable and easy to use home networking, storage and digital media products to connect people with the Internet and their content and devices. For businesses, NETGEAR provides networking, storage and security solutions without the cost and complexity of big IT. The company also supplies top service providers with retail proven, whole home solutions for their customers. NETGEAR products are built on a variety of proven technologies such as wireless, Ethernet and Powerline, with a focus on reliability and ease-of-use. NETGEAR products are sold in approximately 35,000 retail locations around the globe, and through approximately 41,000 value-added resellers. The company’s headquarters are in San Jose, Calif., with additional offices in over 25 countries. NETGEAR is an ENERGY STAR® partner. More information is available at www.NETGEAR.com or by calling (408) 907-8000. Connect with NETGEAR at twitter.com/NETGEAR and www.facebook.com/NETGEAR.

©2013 NETGEAR, Inc. NETGEAR, the NETGEAR logo, genie+, ReadyNAS, ReadyCLOUD and ReadyDROP are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of NETGEAR, Inc. and/or its subsidiaries in the United States and/or other countries. Mac is a registered trademark of Apple Inc. Other brand names mentioned herein are for identification purposes only and may be trademarks of their respective holder(s). Information is subject to change without notice. All rights reserved.

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 NETGEAR’s business and the expected performance characteristics, specifications, reliability, market acceptance, market growth, specific uses, user feedback and market position of NETGEAR’s 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 products may not meet the price, performance and ease of use requirements of customers; product performance may be adversely affected by real world operating conditions; failure of products may under certain circumstances cause permanent loss of end user data; 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 I – Item 1A. Risk Factors,” pages 10 through 29, in the Company’s annual report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2012, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on February 26, 2013. 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.

U.S. Media Contact:
Jeff Norris, Weber Shandwick for NETGEAR, (408) 530-8458, JNorris2@webershandwick.com
U.S. Sales Inquiries: (408) 907-8000, sales@netgear.com
U.S. Customer Inquiries: (888) NETGEAR

Free Memeo Backup Premium for Trying Memeo C1

MEMEO C1: DROPBOX FOR BUSINESS

Memeo C1 is a simple way for employees to access and update documents across computers and mobile devices without your IT Admin having to give up security and control.  It’s similar to Dropbox, but built for business.  From an employee perspective, it’s easy.  Simply access important business files from any device.  For the IT Admin, the power lies in the online management console where you can take control of how the solution is used and analyze companywide data.

While it’s simple for an employee to access files across devices like with the other services, there are a variety of controls, security settings, audit trails, and reports available to IT managers via Memeo C1′s online admin console to monitor employee activity and control access to critical business files.  The console provides IT Admins instant management of company data with a comprehensive set of analytics and security tools including user device management, tracking, file access logs, and a remote wipe capability.

MANAGE CRITICAL BUSINESS DATA

With Memeo C1, IT Admins can take the reigns over critical business information stored on your own cloud, the provided cloud, or mobile devices, while providing an easy-to-use data access solution for employees.  Sort and view the data your employees are storing by file, user, device, or activity.  Crucial file and folder information, such as when the data was added, modified, and last accessed, are all available through the console.

ENTERPRISE-GRADE SECURITY

To keep your data safe and confidential, Memeo C1 has adopted the highest industry standards for security; files are transferred via SSL connections, and carry encryption keys-both at rest and while syncing-that are unique to your organization.  Most importantly, files never leave a device unencrypted, and there is no data de-duplication across organizations; each partner/customer is treated as a security silo with no indexing of files across companies.

Download the FREE 30-day trial for Memeo C1 and receive a FREE copy of Memeo Premium Backup, our most advanced backup software.  You will receive an email containing the download link for your free copy of Memeo Premium Backup within 24-48 hours of signing up. There’s no fine print; just an opportunity to use two great products absolutely free.

 

 


ABOUT MEMEO, INC.

One of the fastest growing and leading technology firms in Silicon Valley, Memeo Inc. is a software services company specializing in online file sharing and syncing services for small and medium-sized businesses.  Founded in 2003, Memeo has issued over 70 million licenses, and its products are used in over 150 countries and in 20 languages worldwide.  Over 100,000 businesses are currently using Memeo products today.

Partnering with some of the largest technology companies in the world, Memeo has built innovative software and services that allow SMBs to access and share data using any device, on any platform (including iOS, Android, Windows, Mac, and on the Web).  Memeo has successfully built an underlying, extensible desktop and mobile platform with global reach to allow sharing and syncing in the cloud.

ReadyNAS and Symform – A match made in The Cloud


NETGEAR’s focus on security and high-performance network storage devices makes your ReadyNAS a great gateway to the Symform Cloud Storage Network. Your NETGEAR NAS not only gives you robust local backup, it also provides you with easy access to the local drive space you can use to pay for Symform.

Symform is a better way to back up all the data on your NETGEAR NAS to the cloud. Choose the Symform Cloud Storage Network to back up your data and you get the most cost-effective, high-performing, secure cloud backup on the market today. The crowdsourced Symform network gives you the advantages of world-class data encryption, fast uploading and restore, data redundancy, and global distribution. The Symform cloud can be used for online backup, disaster recovery/business continuity, archiving, and more. Symform also gives you a better way to pay for cloud back up.

Pay for cloud storage with your ReadyNAS
You can pay for Symform with Bytes instead of Bucks, contributing excess local drive space to the network in exchange for cloud data backup. You get unlimited cloud backup for FREE as long as you maintain a 2:1 ratio of local contribution to cloud space used.

What makes Symform better?
Symform’s patented Resilient Storage Architecture powers the Symform process of encrypting, shredding, and geographically dispersing each piece of data redundantly to thousands of locations around the world. This architecture ensures the security and reliability of your dat.

• Data Encryption: Symform automatically encrypts each of your folders using a federally certified AES-256 encryption algorithm (federal minimum is 128 bit encryption – 256 bit encryption is exponentially stronger). Symform’s security procedure goes the extra mile by encrypting your data before it is uploaded to the Symform network, and keeping it encrypted at all times – in motion and rest.
• Encryption Key Management: Many cloud storage vendors offer the ability to encrypt data before storing it. However, encryption is only as good as the strength of the key used. Human-generated keys are easy to break and hard to manage. Symform creates and manages a unique key for each folder. Symform’s protection ensures that even in situations where customer keys are compromised, the data will still be secure.
• Blocking: After the data in your folders is secured through encryption, Symform cuts it into 64 MB blocks. These blocks are used in the
• RAID 96 Redundancy: RAID is a storage technology that provides increased reliability and functions through redundancy. While it’s common to hear of RAID 5 or 6, Symform utilizes RAID 96. This innovative approach subdivides each encrypted block into 96 redundant fragments, and any 64 of those fragments are sufficient to restore the encrypted block. It is only after encryption, blocking, fragmenting and adding redundancy that anything leaves your NAS device.
• Geographic Distribution: Those 96 encrypted data fragments from each block are stored on 96 unique devices in different locations around the globe – over 160 countries at last count. The data fragments are distributed over parallel Internet connections, resulting in faster transfer speeds than found with traditional data centers.

Try Symform today and Be The Cloud!

Personal Plans Now Available for ReadyVault


As you may already know, your NETGEAR ReadyNAS product comes with the option to backup your files to the cloud using the ReadyNAS Vault.  With the Vault, you can protect the precious files on your ReadyNAS device in the cloud and then access all of those files from anywhere that you have access to the internet.

Up until now, we’ve focused on offering accounts with features and pricing designed for business customers. Many of you responded that the pricing made it challenging to justify for home use, but we’ve now released a suite of streamlined personal plans, at lower price points, built specifically for ReadyNAS owners who use their devices at home.  So for all of you who have a ReadyNAS Duo, Duo v2, NV+, NV+ v2, or ReadyNAS Ultra Series, the Personal plans might fit your needs better than the Business plans.  Although they do not include a few of the higher end features, they start at 100 GB for $9.95 per month or $99.50 per year (the pricing gets better as your data plan gets larger).  To see the rest of the pricing for Personal plans go here:

http://www.readynasvault.com/plans/personal/

… or if you’d like to compare and contrast the Personal vs. Business plans, please visit this page:

http://www.readynasvault.com/plans/

Also, if you visit the site, let us know what you think.  It’s a brand new look and feel for the ReadyNAS Vault’s web presence.

So if the Personal plans meet your needs, then go for it!  Sign up today for a 15 day free trial, risk free.  To get started follow the instructions here:

http://www.readynasvault.com/howto-enable-vault/.

If you have any questions, write to us at support@vault.readynas.com.

Turn your ReadyNAS into a Personal Video Recorder (PVR) – Official Release for x86 & ARM

DVBLink product suite for NETGEAR ReadyNAS turns your ReadyNAS into a personal video recorder. With the support for satellite (DVB-S/S2), Cable (DVB-C and QAM) and terrestrial (DVB-T/T2 and ATSC) reception DVBLink TV Server will record your favorite TV programs in original quality directly to a hard disk of your ReadyNAS and distribute live and recorded TV throughout your house.
DVBLink TV Server makes sure that you never miss your favorite programs again – browse the EPG and manage timer recordings while you are on the go using free DVBLink apps for iOS, Android and WinPhone mobile devices.

Functionality at a glance

  • Record your favorite TV programs in original quality directly to a NAS hard disk
  • Access live and recorded TV content in your home network on hardware and software DLNA clients (DLNA-enabled TVs, PlayStation3, WD Live TV etc.)
  • Watch live and recorded TV using DVBLink XBMC addon for XBMC running on Windows, Linux or Mac platforms
  • Watch live and recorded TV on your iPad or iPhone using a compatible DLNA client
  • Stream live and recorded TV to PCs, running Windows MediaCenter
  • Browse EPG and manage timer recordings while you are on the go using free DVBLink apps for iOSAndroidWinPhone mobile devices and feature-rich web interface
  • Get the most complete program information for your TV channels – program information from the TV stream, xmltv feed or a premium EPG services of Digiguide, EpgData.com or TimeFor.TV

Supported ReadyNAS models:

NETGEAR ReadyNAS Duo v2 and NV+ v2  (ARM) models and NETGEAR ReadyNAS Ultra & Pro (x86) models.

 

For more information and the link to the Application Download, click here.

Just Released – RAIDiator 5.3.7 (ARM)

NETGEAR is pleased to announce the release of RAIDiator 5.3.7 (ARM), the latest firmware for the following ReadyNAS network attached storage products:

  • ReadyNAS NV+ v2
  • ReadyNAS Duo v2

The simplest way to update is to use the System/Update tab in Dashboard. If you prefer, you can choose to do a local update by first downloading the new image here: RAIDiator-arm-5.3.7. We recommend that you update your ReadyNAS to this latest RAIDiator release to ensure your ReadyNAS is running with all the latest bug fixes and enhancements.

The following are changes since RAIDiator 5.3.6.

New features and enhancements

  1. Enhance Genie Apps support
  2. Enhance ReadyNAS Remote & ReadyDrop support

Bug fixes

  1. “Hide this share” option will persistent after reboot
  2. Support .MTS video file searching for DLNA client
  3. Support remote UPS and enhance local UPS settings
  4. Support reset share permissions
  5. Support DLNA rescan when enable other service

Limitations

  1. Intermittent detection of ioSafe SoloPRO USB 3.0
  2. Active Directory (AD) domain users cannot login webshare.

 

Just released – RAIDiator 4.2.22 (x86)

NETGEAR is pleased to announce the release of RAIDiator 4.2.22 (x86), the latest firmware for the following ReadyNAS network attached storage products:

  • ReadyNAS 1500
  • ReadyNAS 2100
  • ReadyNAS 3100
  • ReadyNAS 3200
  • ReadyNAS 4200
  • ReadyNAS Ultra 2/Plus
  • ReadyNAS Ultra 4/Plus
  • ReadyNAS Ultra 6/Plus
  • ReadyNAS Pro 2
  • ReadyNAS Pro 4
  • ReadyNAS Pro 6
  • ReadyNAS Pro Business Edition
  • ReadyNAS Pro Pioneer Edition
  • ReadyNAS NVX
  • ReadyNAS NVX Pioneer Edition

The simplest way to update is to use the System/Update/Remote tab in FrontView. If you prefer, you can choose to do a local update by first downloading the new image here: RAIDiator-x86-4.2.22. We recommend that you update your ReadyNAS to this latest RAIDiator release to ensure your ReadyNAS is running with all the latest bug fixes and enhancements.

The following are changes since RAIDiator 4.2.21.

New features and enhancements

  1. EXT4 format support for USB device

Bug fixes

  1. Timemachine will fail on backing up to an iSCSI target.
  2. Randomly power on.
  3. Wrong temperature reported on boot up.
  4. In some foreign languages email title displayed incorrectly.
  5. Fan control enhancement for 2100.
  6. SNMP agents report the wrong values under special conditions.

Limitations

  • Once you upgrade to this release, you cannot downgrade back to 4.2.15 or prior releases.
  • IE 6 no longer supported. Please update to IE 7 or 8.
  • Volume expansion will not work beyond 16 TB. To support 16 TB or greater, you’ll have to factory default with that capacity in place.
  • Snapshot resizing is disabled in the release. We will re-enable this feature in a future update.

 

Just released – RAIDiator 4.1.10 (Sparc)

NETGEAR is pleased to announce the release of RAIDiator 4.110 (Sparc), the latest firmware for the following ReadyNAS network attached storage products:

  • ReadyNAS NV+ v1
  • ReadyNAS Duo v1
  • ReadyNAS 1100

The simplest way to update is to use the System/Update/Remote tab in FrontView. If you prefer, you can choose to do a local update by first downloading the new image here: RAIDiator-4.1.10. We recommend that you update your ReadyNAS to this latest RAIDiator release to ensure your ReadyNAS is running with all the latest bug fixes and enhancements.

The following are changes since RAIDiator 4.1.9:

New features and enhancements
1. Enhanced ReadyDLNA rescan process
Bug fixes
1. Fixed share ownership issue in 4.1.9.
Limitations
Umlauts are not working correctly
Internet Explorer 6 is no longer supported.
Drives greater than 2TB are not supported.

NETGEAR Launches Industry’s First Small Business Video Surveillance Suite

Combines Business-Class Network Switching, Network Storage,
Network Video Recording Software and Network Management Components

SAN JOSE, Calif. — May 8, 2012 — NETGEAR®, Inc. (NASDAQGM: NTGR), a global networking company that delivers innovative products to consumers, businesses and service providers, today announced the release of NETGEAR ReadyNAS® Surveillance, a comprehensive IP surveillance solution incorporating surveillance software, storage, switching and network management. Customers and channel partners may connect any of over 1,000 supported name-brand IP camera models to complete the package. This product suite is the first to combine business-class IP video technologies with flexible, customizable endpoint options for building reliable, affordable and simple video monitoring solutions. Read more

Just released – RAIDiator 5.3.6 (ARM)


September 11, 2012

NETGEAR is pleased to announce the release of RAIDiator 5.3.6 (arm), the latest firmware for the following ReadyNAS network attached storage products:

  • ReadyNAS Duo v2
  • ReadyNAS NV+ v2

NOTE: This release is not compatible with the Duo/NV+ v1 (sparc) running 4.1.x firmware.

The simplest way to update is to use the System/Update option in Dashboard. If you prefer, you can choose to do a local update by first downloading the new image here: RAIDiator-arm-5.3.6. We recommend that you update your ReadyNAS to this latest RAIDiator release to ensure your ReadyNAS is running with all the latest bug fixes and enhancements.

The following are changes since RAIDiator 5.3.5:

New features and enhancements

1. Add ReadyDrop support, Remote Access (aka ReadyNAS Remote) needs to be enabled
2. Add Smart network support
3. ReadyNAS Remote is not longer an add-on and is embedded into the firmware under System | Settings
4. Add enable/disable disk cache
5. Alerts for more SMART attributes

 

Bug fixes

1. Upgrade netatalk to 2.2.3 to fix time machine backup issue when Mac OS upgrade to Mountain Lion.
2. FTP users ACL settings.
3. AD domain users access via FTP.


Just released – RAIDiator 4.1.9

June 30, 2012

NETGEAR is pleased to announce the release of RAIDiator 4.1.9, the latest firmware for the ReadyNAS Duo and NV+ v1 network attached storage product lines.  This release is also designed to work with older Sparc-based ReadyNAS products, including ReadyNAS 600, X6, NV, 1000S, and 1100.

The simplest way to update is to use the System/Update/Remote tab in Frontview. If you prefer, you can choose to do a local update by first downloading the new image here: RAIDiator-4.1.9. We recommend that you update your ReadyNAS to this latest RAIDiator release to ensure your ReadyNAS is running with all the latest bug fixes and enhancements.

The following are changes since RAIDiator 4.1.8.

New features and enhancements

1. Updated CIFS service, works better with 2008r2 domain functionality, also includes security updates.
2. Updated AFP service.
3. Updated ReadyDLNA to version 1.0.24.3.

Bug fixes

1. Fixed performance problem reported by forum members, specifically folks using the ReadyNAS over AFP.

Limitations

1. IE 6 no longer supported.
2. Drives greater than 2TB are not supported.

Just released – RAIDiator 4.2.21 (x86)

June 10, 2012

NETGEAR is pleased to announce the release of RAIDiator 4.2.21 (x86), the latest firmware for the following ReadyNAS network attached storage products:

Just released – RAIDiator 5.3.5 (ARM)

May 24, 2012

NETGEAR is pleased to announce the release of RAIDiator 5.3.5 (arm), the latest firmware for the following ReadyNAS network attached storage products:

NETGEAR Ranked as Leading NAS/Unified Storage Vendor in 2011


 

Gartner Names NETGEAR the Worldwide Leader in
NAS/Unified Storage System Unit Shipments

SAN JOSE, Calif. – April 9, 2012 –
In addition, in terms of revenue, NETGEAR is ranked number one for NAS/unified storage systems under $5,000, number three for systems under $25,000, and number six overall.

Gartner, the world’s leading information technology research and advisory company, recently published their Market Share: Network-Attached Storage/Unified Storage Worldwide 2011 report on March 14, 2012. The results place NETGEAR alongside the largest traditional enterprise storage vendors. NETGEAR moved up two positions to become the sixth largest overall NAS vendor in worldwide revenue, advanced one position to number three in <$25,000 segment revenue and maintained its revenue leadership position in the $5,000 or less market segment. In addition, Gartner reports that NETGEAR’s revenue growth rate was more than double the market average in the <$25,000 unified storage segment and nearly twice the overall iSCSI market average. These results further confirm customer preference for reliable, affordable and simple offerings over traditionally expensive and complex solutions.
“We’re a growing small business that has experienced a disaster recovery first hand,” said John Wages, owner of a Sir Speedy printing franchise. “No one should go through an event like what our family and our business did when a fire hit the office. It’s just not realistic for us to purchase expensive and complicated offerings from larger storage vendors, but our data is still critical to our livelihood. We’re very glad we chose NETGEAR.”

“Last year alone over 100,000 businesses selected NETGEAR storage solutions, choosing NETGEAR more often than any other NAS vendor in the world,” said Drew Meyer, senior director of product line management at NETGEAR. “It’s clear that traditional enterprise storage vendors are not aligned with the needs of customers and channel partners evaluating solutions in the entry-level unified storage segment. We are very pleased to have Gartner’s confirmation of our market leadership.”

More information
To learn more about NETGEAR ReadyNAS storage, please visit http://www.netgear.com/business/products/storage/ and http://www.readynas.com/.

About NETGEAR, Inc.
NETGEAR (NASDAQGM: NTGR) is a global networking company that delivers innovative products to consumers, businesses and service providers. For consumers, the company makes high performance, dependable and easy to use home networking, storage and digital media products to connect people with the Internet and their content and devices. For businesses, NETGEAR provides networking, storage and security solutions without the cost and complexity of big IT. The company also supplies top service providers with retail proven, whole home solutions for their customers. NETGEAR products are built on a variety of proven technologies such as wireless, Ethernet and Powerline, with a focus on reliability and ease-of-use. NETGEAR products are sold in approximately 29,000 retail locations around the globe, and through approximately 36,000 value-added resellers. The company’s headquarters are in San Jose, Calif., with additional offices in 25 countries. NETGEAR is an ENERGY STAR® partner. More information is available at http://www.NETGEAR.com or by calling (408) 907-8000. Connect with NETGEAR at http://twitter.com/NETGEAR and http://www.facebook.com/NETGEAR.

© 2012 NETGEAR, Inc. NETGEAR and the NETGEAR logo 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.

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 NETGEAR’s business and the expected performance characteristics, specifications, reliability, market acceptance, market growth, specific uses, user feedback and market position of NETGEAR’s 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 products may not meet the price, performance and ease of use requirements of customers; product performance may be adversely affected by real world operating conditions; failure of products may under certain circumstances cause permanent loss of end user data; 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 I – Item 1A. Risk Factors,” pages 11 through 33, in the Company’s annual report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2011, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on February 29, 2012. 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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U.S. Media Contact: Jeff Norris, Weber Shandwick for NETGEAR, (408) 530-8458, JNorris2@webershandwick.com
U.S. Sales Inquiries: (408) 907-8000, sales@netgear.com
U.S. Customer Inquiries: (888) NETGEAR

Just released – RAIDiator 4.2.20 (x86)

April 25, 2012

NETGEAR is pleased to announce the release of RAIDiator 4.2.20 (x86), the latest firmware for the following ReadyNAS network attached storage products:

Beta firmware for ReadyNAS Duo and NV+ v2 adds lots of features

For those of you with ReadyNAS Duo and NV+ v2 (that’s the ARM-based ReadyNAS devices), you’ll be glad to hear that we’ve just released a beta firmware that unlocks a host of new services and features.  It’s still an early beta, but if you’d like to participate in our public beta testing, please take a look here.  We’d certainly appreciate your feedback.

Enjoy!

yoh-dah

Just released – RAIDiator 5.3.4 (ARM)

March 22, 2012

NETGEAR is pleased to announce the release of RAIDiator 5.3.4 (arm), the latest firmware for the following ReadyNAS network attached storage products:

ReadyNAS Photos II 1.0.6 released

ReadyNAS Photos II 1.0.6 has just been released to address several issues, most importantly a potential crash when running with Flash 11.x.  To update, just go to the Installed Add-ons page in FrontView (Ultra, Pro, NVX) or click on the ReadyNAS Photos II icon on the Dashboard (Duo/NV+ v2), and click on the Update button.

Here’s the list of changes since version 1.0.5:

  • Fixed issue with Flash Player 11.  Flash player may freeze during browsing photos.
  • Fixed case sensitivity issue when uploading photos from Linux.
  • Fixed issue when importing locally from the ReadyNAS if there empty folder(s) exist.
  • Fixed issue when importing locally from the ReadyNAS when file name contains non-ascii characters (such as European diacritic).
  • Fixed minor layout issue in management page on IE9.
  • Fixed bug which prevents proper scrolling of Album listing on Android devices.

NETGEAR Redefines Home and Small Business Storage

New ReadyNAS systems double performance, set new price points and enable  cloud storage

SAN JOSE, Calif. – Nov. 9, 2011 — NETGEAR®, Inc. (NASDAQGM: NTGR), a global networking company that delivers innovative products to consumers, businesses and service providers, today announced new versions of their ReadyNAS® Duo and ReadyNAS NV+ network attached storage systems. Value-conscious business users and home media enthusiasts may now access data twice as fast as previous generations, pay up to 30% less than similar products, and still receive 24/7 support and a 3 year warranty. A completely updated interface means that in as few as 8 mouse clicks users can create a secure private cloud for storing and accessing their music, photos, videos and documents from anywhere in the world.

The two-bay ReadyNAS Duo v2 and 4-bay ReadyNAS NV+ v2 systems redefine reliability, affordability and simplicity for professional and home users alike. Both systems include hot-swap disk drive bays and automatic capacity expansion, as well as USB 3.0 ports (an industry first) for up to 20% speedier backups. An updated photo sharing application allows print quality private photo sharing without 3rd party services or fees. Both include ReadyNAS Remote, a mobile app for iOS, Android, PC and Mac platforms that delivers 128-bit SSL access to information stored on the ReadyNAS from anywhere. And finally, both can stream music, HD movies and photos to home media devices like TVs, game consoles and TiVo.

Gartner ranks* NETGEAR’s ReadyNAS family of unified storage products as the global leader in the sub-$5000 price band. “Many small businesses have witnessed a drastic increase in the amount of digital content, such as digital imagery and archival records in medical or professional service applications” said Pushan Rinnen, Research Director for storage at Gartner Inc. “Meanwhile, it has become increasingly important for digital content to be accessed from mobile devices and to be backed up properly for protection. A NAS system can solve these problems and has become a critical component in modern offices without strong local IT expertise.”

“Redesigned in a big way, the ReadyNAS Duo v2 and NV+ v2 are great additions to the ReadyNAS family,” explains Matthew Mulvaney, a long-time ReadyNAS user. “The sleek new interface makes administration easier than ever before and after just a few clicks through the setup wizard, the system is ready for use. My mobile devices can use it seamlessly and sharing photos with friends and family is a breeze. I can amaze them with a slideshow of photos set to their favorite music. It’s basically become my own private cloud!”

“Businesses and home users are interacting with more devices, from more locations, and with more information than ever before,” said Matt Pahnke, NETGEAR’s storage product marketing manager. “Sharing data between devices and locations is only getting more difficult.  NETGEAR’s ReadyNAS Duo v2 and NV+ v2 are cost-effective and incredibly easy-to-use solutions to the content sprawl problem, ensuring capacity and secure mobile access.”

Pricing and Availability

These two new products are available worldwide from November 13th. Suggested retail prices start at $199 for the Duo v2 and $399 for the NV+ v2.

Both ReadyNAS systems come with 90 days of 24/7 technical support in over 16 languages worldwide and a three year limited warranty. Additional ProSupport service upgrades for next-business-day part swap are also available.

More information
To learn more about both ReadyNAS Duo v2 and NV+ v2, please visit www.netgear.com/private-cloud

*Gartner. Inc., Market Share: Network-Attached Storage/Unified Storage, Worldwide, 2010, Pushan Rinnen, March 21, 2011.

About NETGEAR, Inc.
NETGEAR (NASDAQGM: NTGR) is a global networking company that delivers innovative products to consumers, businesses and service providers. For consumers, the company makes high performance, dependable and easy to use home networking, storage and digital media products to connect people with the Internet and their content and devices. For businesses, NETGEAR provides networking, storage and security solutions without the cost and complexity of big IT. The company also supplies top service providers with retail proven, whole home solutions for their customers. NETGEAR products are built on a variety of proven technologies such as wireless, Ethernet and powerline, with a focus on reliability and ease-of-use. NETGEAR products are sold in approximately 28,000 retail locations around the globe, and through more than 37,000 value-added resellers. The company’s headquarters are in San Jose, Calif., with additional offices in 25 countries. NETGEAR is an ENERGY STAR® partner. More information is available at http://www.NETGEAR.com or by calling (408) 907-8000. Connect with NETGEAR at http://twitter.com/NETGEAR and http://www.facebook.com/NETGEAR. 

© 2011 NETGEAR, Inc. NETGEAR, ReadyNAS and the NETGEAR logo are registered trademarks of NETGEAR, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. The information contained herein is subject to change without notice. NETGEAR shall not be liable for technical or editorial errors or omissions contained herein.  All rights reserved. 

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 NETGEAR’s business and the expected performance characteristics, specifications, reliability, market acceptance, market growth, specific uses, user feedback and market position of NETGEAR’s 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 products may not meet the price, performance and ease of use requirements of customers; product performance may be adversely affected by real world operating conditions; failure of products may under certain circumstances cause permanent loss of end user data; 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 46 through 63, in the Company’s quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended July 3, 2011, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on August 9, 2011. 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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U.S. Media Contact: Claudia Oropeza, Weber Shandwick for NETGEAR, (408) 685-0618, coropeza@webershandwick.com

U.S. Sales Inquiries: (408) 907-8000, sales@netgear.com
U.S. Customer Inquiries: (888) NETGEAR

 

Cloud Backup, Storage, and Access with ReadyNAS Vault

As you may already know, your NetGear ReadyNAS product comes with the amazing features of server virtualization, file sharing, online storage consolidation and disk-based backup, enabling your business to securely share, store and protect your business-critical data across the network. However, have you ever thought about what could happen to all your files in the event of a disaster like an earthquake, hurricane or fire?  Yep, even though the ReadyNAS comes with multiple disks and industry leading software, you could lose them forever if the device itself is harmed or destroyed.  That is why your ReadyNAS product comes equipped with the option to backup your files to the cloud using the ReadyNAS Vault.  With the Vault, you will have the added peace of mind of off-site protection, as well as the convenience of anytime-anywhere access to all the files stored there.

Your ReadyNAS comes standard with a promotional account for the ReadyNAS Vault so you can take advantage of these great benefits:

•           Backup an unlimited number of devices
•           Access your data from any computer with internet access
•           Protect your data with AES 256-bit military grade encryption
•           Share files easily with friends, family, coworkers or clients
•           Schedule your backups to occur weekly, daily, hourly or continuously
•           Save multiple versions of your files

Sign up now for your promotional account to try out the ReadyNAS Vault and explore the benefits for yourself.  To find out more about the ReadyNAS Vault, check out our tutorials.

If you have any questions about ReadyNAS Vault, we have a forum section dedicated just for that — just click here.

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ReadyNAS Photos II v1.0.5 released

We’ve just released a minor update for the ReadyNAS Photos II add-on.  To get the update, just go to the FrontView Add-ons/Available tab, and click on the Update button for Photos II.  Here’s a list of changes since v1.0.4.

  • Fixed problem when uploading photos via email with empty subject line.
  • Fixed minor issues with slideshow songlist management UI.
  • Fixed various minor bugs in the backend processes.
  • Enhanced support for new mobile device OS’es (iOS5 and Android 4.0).
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Lightning almost strikes yoh-dah

A couple days ago, I mentioned seeing flashes of lightning as I was blogging in Orlando.  Well, here’s proof.

Now what’s stranger than that is that if you zoom into the area near the lightning, you’ll see the top of the Harry Potter castle at Island of Adventure.  Spoooky… :-)

If you zoom even closer, you’ll see that it was indeed getting pretty scary, at least for me…

This is a good reminder to always backup irreplaceable data on your ReadyNAS and to use a good quality UPS with power conditioning to protect your ReadyNAS… especially if you live in a place where conditions are not ideal.

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3 Quick Tips for ReadyNAS Photos II Users

As I write this, I’m seeing flashes of light from the corner of my eyes.  Nope, no one’s taking pictures of me.  I’m sitting writing this in Orlando as lightning strikes outside my hotel room tonight.  Third night here, and definitely still not used to this… :-)

Well, you all know I’m a big fan of ReadyNAS Photos II, and those who’ve used it are finding out why.  For the most part, a lot of features are just pretty straight-forward to figure out, even with the obvious lack of documentation.  However, there are several tips I want to pass on, as they may not be quite as obvious.  I’ll start with three tips for this blog, and I’ll continue to pass on more tips in future posts.

Before I start with the tips, please make sure to upgrade to the latest Photos II version 1.0.4 if you haven’t already.  To do this is simple — in FrontView, just go to the Add-ons/Installed page, and click Update in the Photos II box.  You’ll see something like this as Photos II is being updated.

OK, that was the big tip, before the 3 tips.  So here goes…

Tip #1 - Create a separate photographer account for public sharing

Photos II gives you the ability to create multiple photographer accounts.  Sure, you can create accounts for your family, friends, and colleagues, but why not create multiple accounts for yourself?  If you post photos on public forums and blogs, use a different photographer account to ensure privacy to your personal photos.  From that public account, you can get direct URL to that photo simply by clicking on the gear icon on the photo and selecting the desired resolution.

Click on the copy icon on the right next to the desired image size to copy the URL to the clipboard for pasting, and you’ve got something like this:

Tip #2 – Use the new music playlist feature for slideshows

With 1.0.4, we’ve added the ability to use a music playlist for slideshows.  What this means is instead of looping on your single song, your slideshow which may be longer than your song can now switch automatically to the next song in your playlist.

Simply drag the songs from the Available Songs list to the Playlist and order the playlist by dragging songs to the desired order.  Notice the song and playlist duration that you can use to match up to the slideshow time.

Tip #3 – Enable stats

If you wonder how many guests have viewed your album or photos, there’s a simple way to do that.  Click on the Settings/Preference at the top left of the Photos II window, and select the Show Albums/Photos Statistics option in the Statistic tab.

In Album and Photo views, you’ll see the view count at the upper left corner of each image.

I hope you enjoyed these tips.  Follow @yohdah on twitter to get the latest breaking news on the ReadyNAS.

All the Best,

Yoh-dah
“Your Resident ReadyNAS Jedi”

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Just released – ReadyNAS Photos II 1.0.4

September 14, 2011

NETGEAR is pleased to announce the release of ReadyNAS Photos II 1.0.4 (x86).  This latest update will work on the following platforms:

  • ReadyNAS Ultra 2/Plus
  • ReadyNAS Ultra 4/Plus
  • ReadyNAS Ultra 6/Plus
  • ReadyNAS Pro 2
  • ReadyNAS Pro 4
  • ReadyNAS Pro 6
  • ReadyNAS Pro Business Edition
  • ReadyNAS Pro Pioneer Edition
  • ReadyNAS NVX
  • ReadyNAS NVX Pioneer Edition

If you don’t have RAIDiator 4.2.17 or later, you will need to update your ReadyNAS firmware before using ReadyNAS Photos II.  If you haven’t installed ReadyNAS Photos II, you can go to the Add-ons/Available tab in FrontView, and simply click Install in the RAIDiator Photos II box.

If you’ve been using ReadyNAS Photos II, you can update by going to the Add-ons/Installed tab in FrontView, and click on Update.

The following are changes since ReadyNAS Photos II 1.0.1.  Interim 1.0.2 and 1.0.3 releases have been made but not publicly announced.

New features and enhancements

1. Added option to keep user Photos data when removing the add-on.
2. Show caption on slideshow and large photo view.
3. Added multiple background music playlist for the slideshow.
4. Fade background music towards end of slideshow.
5. Added sort function to allow sorting of photos in upload/import order, capture order, or custom order.
6. Added bookmark support.
7. Added email upload option from photographer-only, photographer and invited guests, and anyone.
8. Improved Favorite listing to show all guests with favorites.
9. Added counter option for photographers (album views, photo views, favorites)

Bug fixes

1. Fixed memory leak issue with Photos II which might cause an out of memory situation under certain environment.
2. Avoid spinning up disks in disk spin-down mode.
3. Fixed photos backup option in the Add-on management page.
4. Improved compatibility with various routers.
5. Preserve timestamp when importing from a ReadyNAS folder.

Limitations

1. Multiple background music requires iOS 4.2.1 or later on Apple mobile devices.
2. This version of Photos II requires RAIDiator 4.2.17 or later.

Just released – RAIDiator 4.1.8

September 9, 2011

NETGEAR is pleased to announce the release of RAIDiator 4.1.8, the latest firmware for the ReadyNAS Duo and NV+ network attached storage product lines.  This release is also designed to work with older Sparc-based ReadyNAS products, including ReadyNAS 600, X6, NV, 1000S, and 1100.

The simplest way to update is to use the System/Update/Remote tab in Frontview. If you prefer, you can choose to do a local update by first downloading the new image here: RAIDiator-4.1.8. We recommend that you update your ReadyNAS to this latest RAIDiator release to ensure your ReadyNAS is running with all the latest bug fixes and enhancements.

The following are changes since RAIDiator 4.1.7.

New features and enhancements

1. Added support for Mac OS X 10.7 “Lion”.
2. Added warning when NFS access to home shares is enabled.
3. Added a redirect for http://<host>/ip to https.
4. Added enhancements to advanced AFP permission settings.
5. Provide download links for exported users and groups instead of asking for email.
6. Updated ReadyNAS Remote to the latest revision.

Bug fixes

1. Fixed javascript error in FrontView.
2. Delay auto power-off if backup jobs are still queued.

Limitations

1. IE 6 no longer supported.
2. Drives greater than 2TB are not supported.

Just released – RAIDiator 4.2.19 (x86)

September 6, 2011

NETGEAR is pleased to announce the release of RAIDiator 4.2.19 (x86), the latest firmware for the following ReadyNAS network attached storage products:

ReadyNAS and Apple OS X Lion

As a fellow Mac user myself, I want to keep all of you Mac-heads up to date with the recently announced OS X “Lion” release and what that means with regard to compatibility with the ReadyNAS.

If you are using a x86-based ReadyNAS system (Ultra 2/4/6 [Plus], Pro 2/4/6, Pro Pioneer, Pro Business, NVX, NVX Pioneer, 1500, 2100, 3100, 3200, 4200), you’ll need to update to RAIDiator 4.2.19.  If you are using a ReadyNAS Duo/NV+ or past sparc-based systems (600, X6, 1000S, 1100), you’ll need to update to RAIDiator 4.1.8.  With these releases, AFP and Time Machine will work just fine.

If you choose not to update to 4.2.19, AFP access will still work, but Time Machine backups will fail.

Follow yohdah on Twitter so you’ll get the latest announcement as quickly as I type.

All the Best,

Yoh-dah
“Your Resident ReadyNAS Jedi”

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And the winner of the photo challenge is…

Well, it wasn’t easy.  The race was tight for first place, and we had a tie for third.  In the end, one beautiful photo prevailed, and it was the photo titled “The Boatshed on the Swan River in Crawley WA, Australia” submitted by wizard_155 from the ReadyNAS Forum.

Congratulations wizard_155.  We’ll be sending you a brand spanking new ReadyNAS Ultra 2!!!

Also congratulations to @npb_photography who put up a great challenge to our winner with the photo titled “Neighborhood Flood in South Jordan, UT“.

Our third place tie went to @thomasdoiron, “The Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta

and @onyxmueller, “A view of downtown Denver, CO at night“:

Great job everyone!  If you didn’t win this time, we’ll have a couple more contests coming up, so visit back often.  The best way to keep up to date with future contests and just about anything ReadyNAS in general is to follow @yohdah on twitter.

All the Best,

Yoh-dah
“Your Resident ReadyNAS Jedi”

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Update on the Photo Challenge

Thanks to all of you who entered our first ReadyNAS Photos II Photo Challenge.  The entries look great and I’m now in the process of arranging to visit all of your neighborhoods — hopefully you’ll be able to take some time off from work and show me around ;-)

Soooo, I’ve got good news and bad news.  Let’s start with the bad…  We’ve noticed a few of you automatically upping your rate counts as frequently as once every 15 seconds.  Quite disturbing.  You didn’t really think we were oblivious to all those hits coming from the same IP addresses, did you???  <Insert steaming yoh-dah icon here>

Well, the easy thing is to disqualify those who tried to circumvent the spirit of the challenge.  But I’m a glass half full type, so here’s the good news.  In as much as we find cheating deplorably offensive, it actually helps to make our engineers think of better ways to make our software better, and since we’re actually using ReadyNAS Photos II to hold this contest, whatever enhancements we make benefit all of us.  So, no disqualifications.  Instead, we’re going to bypass the finalist stage and go straight to having our Jedi Council judge all the entries for the winner.

Follow @yohdah on Twitter and I’ll announce the winner Tues, July 5.

All the Best,

Yoh-dah
“Your Resident ReadyNAS Jedi”

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NETGEAR ProSupport for ReadyNAS

NETGEAR ReadyNAS products are deployed in a wide variety of environment  –  from small businesses and enterprise branch offices to mid-range data centers.   To meet the needs of these varying environment,   NETGEAR offers a set of flexible service offerings for ensuring smooth, efficient and affordable deployment and operation of your ReadyNAS products. Read more

About ReadyNAS Photos II

You’ve used Flickr™, Picasa™, or other online photo sharing services, but you’ve always wanted something a little more.  You’ve looked into hosting something on your own, perhaps something more personal, but you just didn’t want to bother with setting up and maintaining a system just for that.  What if you could do that straight from a NETGEAR ReadyNAS?  If you’ve owned a ReadyNAS, you know it can already do so much — backup, file sharing, media streaming, remote access, and a host of other functions provided by add-ons.  Now with NETGEAR’s latest add-on¹, ReadyNAS Photos II, you can host your own premium photo site – and it won’t cost you a penny.

Photos are shared straight from the ReadyNAS

With ReadyNAS Photos II, you’ll enjoy the benefits of serving your photos from the ReadyNAS.

1. You’re uploading your photos directly to the ReadyNAS on your local network, so upload time will be much quicker.

2. Since your photos are stored on your ReadyNAS, your photos don’t get affected when online services change terms, merge, or simply go out of business

3. Your photo capacity is limited only by the capacity of your ReadyNAS – you never pay extra whether you have one album to share or a thousand.

4. Photos II also provide a lot of the premium features that either don’t exist with online services or are charged at premium prices.

Slideshows with background music and full-screen HD quality

Your photo slideshows you share with family and friends at home really come alive with music – the music can literally be the difference between a boring slideshow and one that brings joy, laughter, and tears.  But if you’ve ever wanted to share the same effect online, you’re pretty much out of luck.  Until now, that is.  With ReadyNAS Photos II, your slideshows are guaranteed to be game-changers.  Not only will you have music, your photos can be re-ordered to fit your music, and your photos can be projected in full-screen HD quality to a large HDTV.

The best photo viewing experience available

Much has been said about the pros and cons of Adobe Flash, but frankly, there’s nothing browser-based that beats the smoothness and richness of the user experience you get with Flash.  If you look at all the top photography sites, there’s a reason why they’ve used Flash and continue to do so.  However, Flash and mobile devices, as we all know, don’t mix.  So with ReadyNAS Photos II, on mobile devices, you’ll get the best non-Flash experience possible, and on devices supporting Flash, you’ll get the uncompromising viewer experience you’d expect from a premium service.

Optimized for iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, and Android mobile devices

There’s no doubt that a lot of photo viewing is happening on mobile devices, and we’ve optimized ReadyNAS Photos II for the popular smart phones and pad devices.  Your viewers will get the same slideshow background music and sharp quality display whether your photos are viewed on a desktop, laptop, or mobile devices.

Upload photos from your mobile devices anywhere

Mobile phones are becoming a great way to take pictures and instantly send them off via email.  With ReadyNAS Photos II, each photographer can be assigned a unique email account that can be used to send photos straight to a specified album.  This is a great way for instance for friends and relatives to enjoy the sights as you are simply by monitoring the shared album as you travel.  Or, others can contribute to your album if you reveal the email address.  The special P.I.N. can be changed if you later decide to restrict email uploads.

Stunning cover-flow to quickly view your photos

Click on a photo thumbnail and flip quickly through photos with the cover-flow view, and your photos will float across your screen.  Click on the cover-flow image, and you can view the photo in full-browser window or full-screen/high resolution mode.

Multiple categories per album

An event, like a wedding, can consist of photos taken before the ceremony, during the ceremony, and the reception.  Being able to combine these shoots into one album, yet providing a way to separate the shoot puts a touch of professionalism in your presentation, and that’s what ReadyNAS Photos II allows with album categories.  Album categories are like chapters, and your slideshow can transition seamlessly to the next with the appropriate category titling and description.  Features like this can make your slideshows standout from the rest.

Viewers feedback to confirm your photography prowess

Photo enthusiasts and professionals alike want feedback, and you’ll get plenty of that with the feedback system built right into ReadyNAS Photos II.  The photographer can monitor the view count of albums and photos, check viewer ratings, comments, and see who has “favorited” the photos.  The favorite option can double as a way to see which photos photographer clients have interest in purchasing.

Multiple photographer accounts

You may have multiple photographers in your family or you may have other photographers in your business that may want to share photos from the same ReadyNAS. Photos II allows you to create multiple photographer accounts so that each photographer can share his or her own albums to separate contact lists.  And best of all, the photographers don’t need to be on your local network or have share-level access to your ReadyNAS to manage or upload their photos – they can upload and share from anywhere they have Internet access.  Think of it — your ReadyNAS essentially becomes a photo sharing service in a box.

You control who sees the albums

Only invited “private” guests are allowed to view your albums, but you can give public access to any album you wish.  Private guests only sees the albums they are shared with, and similarly, the public guests will only see the albums marked public.  Private guests are automatically remembered and can be grouped for easier sharing in the future.

Photos can be access with an encrypted link

Individual photos can be accessed directly with an encrypted URL.  This allows you to embed photos links you post online (i.e. blog, public forum), without compromising access to the rest of your albums and photos.

Set limit on downloadable resolution

As a photographer, you can protect your photos by disallowing photo downloads or restricting the resolution of the downloads.  Conversely, you can allow downloads of the original image, including RAW format if you desire.  If you are sharing the album to private and public guests, you have the flexibility of having separate download settings for each type of guests.

Invitations come in the form of a postcard

Your viewer photo sharing experience starts with the email invitation, and we make sure the invitation sent on your behalf is every bit as personal and polished as the experience they’ll have viewing the photos.  We even go as far as converting your shared album cover into a stamp.

Integrated with Eye-Fi™ Support

Eye-Fi network SD cards are a great way to upload your photos via network from your camera to your computer as you’re taking pictures.  ReadyNAS Photos II went a step further — now with a few clicks, your photos go straight to your ReadyNAS Photos II album instead, which means anyone with whom you’ve shared the album can see your photos almost instantly.

Take a test drive as a photographer

We’ve created this 10-minute video² to give you a demo of the ReadyNAS Photos II control as a photographer.  In this demo, you get to experience the process of creating an album, setting up a slideshow with music background and multiple categories, exploring different album options, and sharing the creation.

Test drive as a guest

If you want to see that end result as a guest, you can experience it by clicking on the following links:

Slideshow
View album listing

Run ReadyNAS Photos II on your ReadyNAS

To get started with ReadyNAS Photos II, click HERE.

If you have questions or comments, please visit the ReadyNAS Photos II section on our forum.

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¹ ReadyNAS Photos II add-on is available to all Intel-based ReadyNAS systems. ² Photos for this article and video demo kindly provided by  Thao Vu Photography (www.thaovu.com) and BrearleyPhoto (www.brearleyphoto.com).

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Just released – RAIDiator 4.2.17 (x86)

May 5, 2011

NETGEAR is pleased to announce the release of RAIDiator 4.2.17 (x86), the latest firmware for the following ReadyNAS network attached storage products:

  • ReadyNAS 2100
  • ReadyNAS 3100
  • ReadyNAS 3200
  • ReadyNAS 4200
  • ReadyNAS Ultra 2/Plus
  • ReadyNAS Ultra 4/Plus
  • ReadyNAS Ultra 6/Plus
  • ReadyNAS Pro 2
  • ReadyNAS Pro 4
  • ReadyNAS Pro 6
  • ReadyNAS Pro Business Edition
  • ReadyNAS Pro Pioneer Edition
  • ReadyNAS NVX
  • ReadyNAS NVX Pioneer Edition

The simplest way to update is to use the System/Update/Remote tab in Frontview. If you prefer, you can choose to do a local update by first downloading the new image here: RAIDiator-x86-4.2.17. We recommend that you update your ReadyNAS to this latest RAIDiator release to ensure your ReadyNAS is running with all the latest bug fixes and enhancements.

WARNING: If you update to 4.2.17, you will NOT be able to go back to 4.2.15 or earlier due to the automatic change in the partition format to support 3TB+ hard disks.

The following are changes since RAIDiator 4.2.16.

New features and enhancements

1. Provide download links for exported user and group lists instead of asking for an email address.
2. Raised iSCSI intiator limit to 256.
3. Updated ReadyNAS Remote to the latest version.

Bug fixes

1. Add monitoring support for the Ultra 2, Ultra 2 Plus, and Pro 2 CPU temperature.  Speed up the fan quickly if the CPU temp rises out of conservative safe zone.  This fixes a problem with the specified systems potentially freezing in higher temperature environments.
2. Fixed bug in log truncation that caused AFP service to quit.

Limitations

  • Once you upgrade to this release, you cannot downgrade back to 4.2.15 or prior releases.
  • IE 6 no longer supported. Please update to IE 7 or 8.
  • Volume expansion will not work beyond 16 TB. To support 16 TB or greater, you’ll have to factory default with that capacity in place.
  • Snapshot resizing is disabled in the release. We will re-enable this feature in a future update.
  • If you have previously configured an SNMP monitored UPS and attach a local USB UPS, the USB UPS will be monitored by the ReadyNAS. To switch back to SNMP monitoring, disconnect the USB UPS and then re-enter the IP address of the SNMP monitored UPS device.
  • ReadyNAS 3200 and 4200 are limited to 2TB on channels 5-12.  Channels 1-4 supports 3TB+ drives with RAIDiator 4.2.16+.

NETGEAR Leads in Network-Attached Storage

Leading analyst firm’s report for 2010 reflects continued advances in global market share

SAN JOSE, Calif. – May 4, 2011 — NETGEAR®, Inc. (NASDAQGM: NTGR), a global networking company that delivers innovative products to consumers, businesses and service providers, today announced that Gartner, Inc., has ranked NETGEAR number one in global vendor revenue share during 2010 for NAS/unified storage systems priced under $5,000, number four for those systems under $25,000, and number eight for NAS/unified storage systems overall. Read more

Enhancing photo sharing one ReadyNAS at a time…

It seems just like yesterday, but it’s been about 20 years or so when our only choice in photography was to deal with film.

Well, time has changed hasn’t it?  Digital cameras have pretty much changed the photography landscape almost overnight.  Today, most of us don’t even print photos anymore.  It’s all about instant online sharing, and that’s become so common that we don’t think twice about doing that.  Flikr, Picasa, and countless other photo sharing sites have become the way we share photos, and why not, they’re easy, and you get the basics for free or you pay a little for more capacity.

Well, “basic” pretty much sums up what you get.  Online photo sharing for the most part is pretty basic.  You’re getting a way to upload your photos so they can be viewed in a pretty much lifeless slideshow that refreshes every 5 seconds.  Unless you’re going to spring for a website designer, that’s really your only option.

Well, what if you can do something more interesting, and something that’s not going to cost you even a penny if you own a late-generation ReadyNAS?  Something like this… (click below):

What do you think? More details in the coming weeks.  In the meantime, I’d love to get your feedback – tweet me @yohdah or follow me if you want the latest tips and tricks.

All the Best,

Yoh-dah
“Your Resident ReadyNAS Jedi”

(*1) Photos in slideshow kindly provided by Thao Vu Photography (www.thaovu.com)

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A Word from Yoh-dah

When readynas.com started, it was quite common to see yoh-dah update the site perhaps several times a day (or night). It’s been awhile since I’ve personally posted something, so this is a good chance for me to update you with what’s going on in the ReadyNAS World.

First of all, the ReadyNAS team truly appreciates all of you who have adopted the ReadyNAS into your home and office, and you really are a part of the ReadyNAS family. We take a lot of pride and we’ve put a lot of passion into making a product that we ourselves want in our home and office. Our user base has grown to hundreds of thousands and our active forum community now consists of over 32,000 users with post count quickly approaching 300,000. Readynas.com itself gets over 1.5 million hits per month, and growing at a quite steady pace. And our add-on community has flourished as well, with the number of add-ons available for the ReadyNAS systems surpassing one hundred.

We started the “ReadyNAS project” ten years ago, and I’m proud to announce that Gartner’s market share reports puts NETGEAR as #1 in the sub-$5K NAS/Unified Storage space. Not only that, with our recent push into higher-end storage, NETGEAR has now moved to the #4 spot in the sub-$25K space.

Numbers like this are nice indicators of where we’ve grown within the industry. A lot of folks are realizing the value of a ReadyNAS, value of having RAID, and the value of not having to understand all the intricacy of things like volume expansion. Features like X-RAID allow the ReadyNAS to out-live a lot of other devices in your household. If you take a look at two of our most popular ReadyNAS devices being sold today (ReadyNAS Duo and NV+), they’re still using technology that we introduced 7 years ago. And the majority of these systems we shipped back then are still running today, and our latest firmware update still works with the very first systems we shipped back then. How many devices in your household or office can you pick out that you bought 7 years ago that still works or that’s still supported with software updates?

Of course, the same level of detail we put into X-RAID and X-RAID2, we put into other ReadyNAS features as well. There’s no other useful remote access like our native drag & drop ReadyNAS Remote. There’s no other media streaming service support like our homegrown ReadyDLNA service that integrates seamlessly with TiVo. There’s no easier way to setup backups of the NAS into the cloud than the 3-click ReadyNAS Vault wizard. And there’s no better way to manage and monitor data replication between two NAS than our cloud-controlled ReadyNAS Replicate.

There’s quite a bit I’ll be covering in the upcoming weeks – some really cool things you’ll be able to do with the ReadyNAS and some great tips on how you can maximize your ReadyNAS. Stay tuned and follow @yohdah on Twitter and I’ll be sure to let you know when new announcements are made.

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“Your Resident ReadyNAS Jedi”

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ReadyNAS Ultra 6 wins StorageReview Editor’s Choice Award

“At a time when many consumer and even business-grade devices are turning to low-cost materials, the Netgear ReadyNAS Ultra 6 stands out with its tough steel body.”

“The ReadyNAS Ultra 6 really sets the bar for what high-end network storage should be. The display is also helpful when shutting the NAS down, giving an indication of when to press the power button to do a safe shutdown, or to know free space with a quick glance.”.

“The NAS design is very user-friendly, especially when it comes to hot-swapping drives. Some models might require you to unscrew covers to access the drive bays, while on the ReadyNAS you simply swing the front cover open and unlatch a drive.”

“For what it lacks in Web 2.0 style, the interface makes it all back, with interest, in options and features. This was the first model we have seen that included data integrity tools to check for consistency and fix problems before they cause issues in other areas. The software includes a Disk Scrubbing tool that can be scheduled to go out and find parity issues and automatically correct them if found. There is also an online version of this tool which will check for issues and notify you, since to correct the problems requires the volumes to temporarily go offline.”

“The Netgear ReadyNAS Ultra 6 brings a taste of enterprise to the home and small business network storage market, without layering excessive complexity. Offering features such as a rugged six-bay enclosure, auto RAID-expansion, server-quality parts, and top notch build quality, it is hard to find much fault with this NAS. Performance ranked middle of the pack in most areas over both Samba and iSCSI connections, which is fine for the expected duty of this machine.”

Read more…

Legit Reviews reviews the ReadyNAS Ultra 2 Plus

“A nice feature of the NAS is that, it is essentially plug in play.  Once connected to your network, the NAS immediately shows up with absolutely no configuration from the user in both Mac OS X and Windows 7.”

“I was shocked to see this speeds out of this NAS.  Usually FTP speeds in non-business NASes that I have dealt with were incredibly slow.   This was not the case, the Netgear ReadyNAS Ultra 2 Plus averaged 75MB/s and peaked at 84.1MB/s.”

“I expected a low to middle of the pack device with average benchmarks, but I could not have been more mistaken.  I honestly do not think Netgear could have done much more with this device.  This was by far the easiest NAS Device I have every used and setup.  It was plug and play essentially.  I didn’t have to fiddle with any settings, it just worked.  There was no tweaking the setup to get optimal performance, was just there.”

Read more…

SmallNetBuilder reviews the ReadyNAS Pro 2

The ReadyNAS Pro 2 may look like the old ReadyNAS Duo, but it’s a completly different beast. The Pro 2 is gussied up with a speedy new hardware platform based on a dual-core Intel 1.8 GHz D525 Atom with 1 GB of RAM.

Read more…

Just released – RAIDiator 4.2.16 (x86)

April 4, 2011

NETGEAR is pleased to announce the release of RAIDiator 4.2.16 (x86), the latest firmware for the following ReadyNAS network attached storage products:

InfoWorld reviews the ReadyNAS 3200 and NVX

The Netgear ReadyNAS series of network attached storage units serve as a prime example of how the industry has changed over the years. They were originally a product of Infrant Technologies, a veteran of mainframe disk subsystems that poured decades of serious storage experience into the small drive system for SMBs. Nearly four years into Infrant’s acquisition by Netgear in May 2007, the ReadyNAS line now stretches from SOHO to enterprise NAS.

Read more…

Netgear WNHDB3004 – As close to a wired connection as wireless can get.

“I am writing this review of my experience with the new Netgear 3DHD WIRELESS HOME THEATER NETWORKING KIT model WNHDB3004. What prompted my need for this product was that I had 2 particular situations that standard 802.11N Wi-Fi solutions were not adequate and was concerned that the only solution I was going to find to make this work was a wired connection. I am happy to report the WNHDB3004 worked where every other wireless solution I tried did not.”

Read more…

NETGEAR ReadyNAS Ultra 2 takes Innovations Honors at Consumer Electronics Show 2011

Three NETGEAR products were selected as Innovations 2011 Design and Engineering Award honorees for CES 2011.  3DHD Wireless Home Theater Networking Kit (WNHDB3004) was selected as an Innovations 2011 Design and Engineering Award honoree in the Home Networking, Home Theater Accessories product category.  NeoTV 550 – Ultimate HD Media Player (NTV550) was selected as an Innovations 2011 Design and Engineering Award honoree in the Home Networking, Video Components product category.  ReadyNAS Ultra 2 was selected as an Innovations 2011 Design and Engineering Award honoree in the Computer Hardware product category.

Just released – RAIDiator 4.1.7

November 12, 2010

NETGEAR is pleased to announce the release of RAIDiator 4.1.7, the latest firmware for the ReadyNAS Duo and NV+ network attached storage product lines.  This release is also designed to work with older Sparc-based ReadyNAS products, including ReadyNAS 600, X6, NV, 1000S, and 1100.

The simplest way to update is to use the System/Update/Remote tab in Frontview. If you prefer, you can choose to do a local update by first downloading the new image here: RAIDiator-4.1.7. We recommend that you update your ReadyNAS to this latest RAIDiator release to ensure your ReadyNAS is running with all the latest bug fixes and enhancements.

The following are changes since RAIDiator 4.1.6.

New features and enhancements

1. Simplify SMTP setup for email alerts with presets for popular ISPs.
2. Added Rsync exclude list.
3. Added option to specify multiple ReadyDLNA media share paths with content filtering.
4. Added user and group name auto-fill.
5. Updated ReadyNAS Vault to v2 level.
6. Localized string updates occur automatically as new updates are available.
7. Lower fan RPM on disk spin-down for Duo and NV+.
8. Added support for WD drives that don’t support TLER.
9. Provide an easy way to try out ReadyNAS Vault. You’ll get a little popup that gives you a quick way to try Vault for free.  No strings attached – just drag files to the new vault share to backup to the Vault online datacenter.
10. Speed up image scaling with ReadyDLNA.
11. Updated to AFP 3.2.
12. Added support for 4K sector drives. Keep in mind that 4K sector support will require that you factory default your ReadyNAS, so make sure to backup your data before checking this. The expected outcome is that your performance with 4K sector drives should be no worse than with 512-byte sector drives.

Bug fixes

1. Fixed issue where invalid HTTP configuration could prevent Frontview from starting.
2. Allow brackets in email addresses.
3. Fixed issue that prevented home share access in Domain security mode.
4. Fixed issue where user deletion popups appear constantly.
5. Ensure FTP access to snapshot shares retain the same access restrictions as the base share.
6. Fixed AD support for Windows 7 users.
7. Corrected AFP share setting display behavior.
8. Allow ‘$’ character in SMTP password.
9. Fixed vertical expansion so that it can now survive a reboot without losing the data volume.
10. Fixed some power timer issues.
11. Properly remove the contents of a backup destination when the backup source is a rysnc server if the option is selected.
12. Fixed various AFP issues including Time Machine support.
13. Fixed compatibility with iTunes 10. (iTunes 10.0.1 also resolves this issue)
14. Fixed more AFP issues. Better retry handling for spotty wireless connections.
15. Corrected situation where disk write cache would not be re-enabled after UPS power event.
16. Minor ReadyDLNA update to address Sony Blu-Ray player issue.

Limitations

  1. IE 6 no longer supported.
  2. Windows Server 2008 R2 users will need to use hostname rather than IP address to browse the ReadyNAS.

NETGEAR Announces ReadyNAS Pro Family

New Business-Class Storage for Small and Medium Businesses, Remote Offices and Branch Offices

SAN JOSE, Calif. – November 5, 2010 – NETGEAR®, Inc. (NASDAQGM: NTGR), a global networking company that delivers innovative products to consumers, businesses and Internet service providers, today announced the NETGEAR ReadyNAS® Pro family of business storage products. This product family is designed specifically for businesses seeking Smart IT solutions without the price premium of traditional vendors. The ReadyNAS Pro family delivers higher performance and reliability than comparable consumer storage products, enabling VMware, Microsoft, hybrid cloud and disk-based backup and recovery solutions.

Smart IT departments demand reliable and simple solutions that scale to fit their budget and business needs. The new ReadyNAS Pro family includes 2-bay, 4-bay, and 6-bay desktop products that deliver the right throughput, warranty and disk drive specifications for business applications, as well as a complete range of 3rd party certifications.

  • Ideal for reliable small-scale virtualization projects
    • VMware Ready certification for vSphere
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 certification for Hyper-V
  • Ideal for affordable disk-based backup applications
    • The only officially supported Symantec Backup Exec agent in this product class
    • Veeam and Vizioncore backup software compatibility for virtual environments
    • Acronis and StorageCraft backup software compatibility for mixed physical/virtual environments
  • Ideal for hybrid cloud services
    • 100GB Free for 30 days ReadyNAS Vault™ cloud archive subscription for online file archive and disaster recovery
    • Multi-site file backup, restore and disaster recovery with the ReadyNAS Replicate™ option
    • ReadyNAS Remote, an automatic VPN service for secure remote access

“Server virtualization has delivered the benefits of capital cost savings and equipment consolidation,” said Gartner analyst Jim Browning in his October 2010 Market Insight. “For midsize businesses with remote offices, virtualization has empowered them to deploy affordable in-house disaster recovery solutions for the first time.”

Nigel Hopkins, president at Clariom, Inc., is excited about the Pro family. He says, “reliable backups are critical for our market research firm, and the more we grow the longer it takes. We found it simple to add the Pro 4 to our network and saw immediate improvements in backup performance. And as we consider a virtualization project it’s the obvious choice. We switched to ReadyNAS systems from tapes years ago and haven’t looked back!”

“NETGEAR continues to focus on solutions for smart IT departments requiring reliable, affordable and easy to use storage,” said Mark Song, Product Line Manager at NETGEAR. “The ReadyNAS Pro family is simply smarter for business users and remote office applications.”

Pricing and Availability

The ReadyNAS Pro family is available in November 2010 through worldwide NETGEAR PowerShift™ partners. Product MSRP varies based on storage capacity:

  • (RNDP2210) – ReadyNAS Pro 2, 2TB (2x1TB), $699 USD
  • (RNDP2220) – ReadyNAS Pro 2, 4TB (2x2TB), $899 USD
  • (RNDP4410) – ReadyNAS Pro 4, 4TB (4x1TB), $1,499 USD
  • (RNDP4420) – ReadyNAS Pro 4, 8TB (4x2TB), $2,299 USD
  • (RNDP6310-200NAS) – ReadyNAS Pro 6, 3TB (3x1TB), $1,699 USD
  • (RNDP6610-200NAS – ReadyNAS Pro 6, 6TB (6x1TB), $2,999 USD
  • (RNDP6620-200NAS) – ReadyNAS Pro 6, 12TB (6x2TB), $3,999 USD

For more information, please visit: www.netgear.com/pro

About NETGEAR, Inc.

NETGEAR (NASDAQGM: NTGR) is a global networking company that delivers innovative products to consumers, businesses and Internet service providers. For consumers, the company makes high performance, dependable and easy home networking, storage and digital media products to connect people with the Internet and their content and devices. For businesses, NETGEAR provides networking, storage and security solutions without the cost and complexity of Big IT. The company also supplies all of the top Internet service providers with retail proven, whole home solutions for their customers. NETGEAR products are built on a variety of proven technologies such as wireless, Ethernet and powerline, with a focus on reliability and ease-of-use. NETGEAR products are sold in over 28,000 retail locations around the globe, and through more than 37,000 value-added resellers. The company’s headquarters are in San Jose, Calif., with additional offices in 25 countries. NETGEAR is an ENERGY STAR® partner. More information is available at http://www.NETGEAR.com or by calling (408) 907-8000. Connect with NETGEAR at http://twitter.com/NETGEAR and http://www.facebook.com/NETGEAR.

©2010 NETGEAR, Inc. NETGEAR, the NETGEAR logo, ReadyNAS and ReadyNAS Replicate 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.

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 NETGEAR’s business and the expected performance characteristics, specifications, reliability, market acceptance, market growth, specific uses, user feedback and market position of NETGEAR’s 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 products may not meet the price, performance and ease of use requirements of customers; product performance may be adversely affected by real world operating conditions; failure of products may under certain circumstances cause permanent loss of end user data; 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 36 through 52, in the Company’s quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the fiscal second quarter ended June 27, 2010, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on August 5, 2010. 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.

U.S. Media Contact for NETGEAR: Melanie Terbeek, Atomic PR, (415) 593-1400, melanie@atomicpr.com

U.S. Sales Inquiries: (408) 907-8000, sales@netgear.com

U.S. Customer Inquiries: (888) NETGEAR

NETGEAR ReadyNAS Business Products Achieve “Certified for Windows Server 2008 R2” Logo

Certification Confirms Reliability in Microsoft Virtualization Projects

SAN JOSE, Calif. — November 5, 2010 NETGEAR®, Inc. (NASDAQGM: NTGR), a global networking company that delivers innovative products to consumers, businesses and Internet service providers, today announced that business-class ReadyNAS® products are fully compliant with Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 requirements, including interoperability between ReadyNAS and Microsoft Hyper-V. The “Certified for Windows Server 2008 R2” logo means businesses of all sizes can now use NETGEAR and Microsoft virtualization solutions to increase application reliability, consolidate servers, and lower costs without compatibility or support concerns.

Microsoft has certified NETGEAR’s ReadyNAS in the Windows Server Catalog after the product passed the comprehensive WinQual testing suite. Listing in the catalog specifically ensures compatibility between ReadyNAS network storage and Windows Server 2008 R2 with Hyper-V when using the iSCSI protocol.

“Smart IT departments demand reliable, affordable and simple solutions to support their businesses,” said Drew Meyer, senior director of product marketing at NETGEAR. “NETGEAR is already a market leader in affordable mid-market network storage and switching, so we are excited to partner with Microsoft in building reliable, simple SAN solutions.”

“The Microsoft virtualization business has seen tremendous growth in the last year, and mid-market customers are an important part of that growth,” said Jim Schwartz, director of Virtualization Solutions at Microsoft. “We rely on affordable network storage and switching solutions from partners like NETGEAR for continued Hyper-V success in this segment.”

NETGEAR ReadyNAS customer Aron Smetana, IT manager for Headlands Asset Management, used Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V with ReadyNAS 3200 to cut his rack space by 80 percent and consolidate more than 20 physical machines. “The embedded replication tool has provided disaster recovery for Headlands from a remote location in case of an emergency. This has proven to be an ideal solution given my budget and time constraints,” said Smetana.

According to a September 2010 survey from Spiceworks, 68 percent of IT professionals plan to be using virtualization by the end of the year. “Medium-sized enterprises and the channel partners that serve them are jumping at the chance to make applications more reliable. The affordable combination of NETGEAR and Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V make a simpler solution than ever before,” continued Meyer.

Pricing and Availability

All Windows Certified ReadyNAS products are listed online in the Windows Catalog (www.windowsservercatalog.com). The latest version of the ReadyNAS RAIDiatorTM OS as well as more information on the entire ReadyNAS product line is available at www.readynas.com.

About NETGEAR, Inc.

NETGEAR (NASDAQGM: NTGR) is a global networking company that delivers innovative products to consumers, businesses and Internet service providers. For consumers, the company makes high performance, dependable and easy home networking, storage and digital media products to connect people with the Internet and their content and devices. For businesses, NETGEAR provides networking, storage and security solutions without the cost and complexity of Big IT. The company also supplies all of the top Internet service providers with retail proven, whole home solutions for their customers. NETGEAR products are built on a variety of proven technologies such as wireless, Ethernet and powerline, with a focus on reliability and ease-of-use. NETGEAR products are sold in over 27,000 retail locations around the globe, and through more than 36,000 value-added resellers. The company’s headquarters are in San Jose, Calif., with additional offices in 25 countries. NETGEAR is an ENERGY STAR® partner. More information is available at http://www.NETGEAR.com or by calling (408) 907-8000. Connect with NETGEAR at http://twitter.com/NETGEAR and http://www.facebook.com/NETGEAR.

©2010 NETGEAR, Inc. NETGEAR, the NETGEAR logo, ReadyNAS and RAIDiator 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.

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 NETGEAR’s business and the expected performance characteristics, specifications, reliability, market acceptance, market growth, specific uses, user feedback and market position of NETGEAR’s 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 products may not meet the price, performance and ease of use requirements of customers; product performance may be adversely affected by real world operating conditions; failure of products may under certain circumstances cause permanent loss of end user data; 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 36 through 52, in the Company’s quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the fiscal second quarter ended June 27, 2010, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on August 5, 2010. 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.

U.S. Media Contact for NETGEAR: Melanie Terbeek, Atomic PR, (415) 593-1400, melanie@atomicpr.com

U.S. Sales Inquiries: (408) 907-8000, sales@netgear.com

U.S. Customer Inquiries: (888) NETGEAR

NETGEAR Simplifies Multi-Site Data Protection for Businesses

Powerful New Application Reduces the Complexity of Traditional Multi-Site Backup Solutions

SAN JOSE, Calif. – November 5, 2010 – NETGEAR®, Inc. (NASDAQGM: NTGR), a global networking company that delivers innovative products to consumers, businesses and Internet service providers, today announced ReadyNAS® Replicate, a software application that simplifies multi-site backup, restore and disaster recovery in businesses and enterprise branch offices. ReadyNAS Replicate provides a single interface that enables customers to schedule multi-site backup jobs and to restore files across locations, slashing management time and improving investment return.

Smart IT departments searching for reliable data management methods among multiple sites may use ReadyNAS Replicate to reduce operational costs and standardize disaster recovery. Users can eliminate the complex scripting and hours of effort required by homemade solutions. Automatic best practices, such as integrated snapshot management and embedded VPN connections, improve reliability over typical do-it-yourself arrangements. A single management console simplifies backup and restore between company headquarters and even the smallest remote office. Resellers may use ReadyNAS Replicate to deliver managed backup and recovery services to individual end user locations.

In a Market Insight report from October 2010, Gartner analyst Jim Browning states, “One of the primary actions planned through the first half of 2011 by a number of midsize businesses is to implement new or expanded geographically dispersed backup sites for disaster recovery purposes.”

“This is just what we’ve been looking for, a way to simplify managing the backup and disaster recovery plan for our systems and sites,” says IT manager Dave Bott of the St. Catharine’s Public Library system. “Replicate gives me a single management console and saves me time configuring jobs, scripts, snapshots, firewall connections and reporting functions at each of my branch locations.”

Drew Meyer, director of storage marketing for NETGEAR, says “NETGEAR continues to address the backup needs of smart IT groups in small businesses or large firms with multiple branch offices. The combination of affordable desktop storage platforms with a reliable and simple data management application simply gives VARs and end users a smarter solution.”

Pricing and Availability

ReadyNAS Replicate is available immediately from any NETGEAR PowerShift™ Partner and requires a standalone transferable license per desktop or rack-mount system. For the desktop ReadyNAS 2-, 4- and 6-bay Pro and Ultra families, the MSRP is $199. For current rack-mount ReadyNAS products the MSRP is $399.

For more information, please visit: www.netgear.com/replicate

About NETGEAR, Inc.

NETGEAR (NASDAQGM: NTGR) is a global networking company that delivers innovative products to consumers, businesses and Internet service providers. For consumers, the company makes high performance, dependable and easy home networking, storage and digital media products to connect people with the Internet and their content and devices. For businesses, NETGEAR provides networking, storage and security solutions without the cost and complexity of Big IT. The company also supplies all of the top Internet service providers with retail proven, whole home solutions for their customers. NETGEAR products are built on a variety of proven technologies such as wireless, Ethernet and powerline, with a focus on reliability and ease-of-use. NETGEAR products are sold in over 28,000 retail locations around the globe, and through more than 37,000 value-added resellers. The company’s headquarters are in San Jose, Calif., with additional offices in 25 countries. NETGEAR is an ENERGY STAR® partner. More information is available at http://www.NETGEAR.com or by calling (408) 907-8000. Connect with NETGEAR at http://twitter.com/NETGEAR and http://www.facebook.com/NETGEAR.

©2010 NETGEAR, Inc. NETGEAR, the NETGEAR logo, ReadyNAS and ReadyNAS Replicate 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.

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This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Specifically, statements concerning NETGEAR’s business and the expected performance characteristics, specifications, reliability, market acceptance, market growth, specific uses, user feedback and market position of NETGEAR’s 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 products may not meet the price, performance and ease of use requirements of customers; product performance may be adversely affected by real world operating conditions; failure of products may under certain circumstances cause permanent loss of end user data; 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 36 through 52, in the Company’s quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the fiscal second quarter ended June 27, 2010, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on August 5, 2010. 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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