The list below applies to the ReadyNAS OS 4.x devices.
Back-UPS BF 500 – reported by Milhouse (added 6/3/06)
Back-UPS BR 800
Back-UPS CS 650
Back-UPS ES 350
Back-UPS ES 500
Back-UPS ES 550VA
Back-UPS ES 650
Back-UPS ES 700VA 230V Italian
Back-UPS ES 700VA 230V United Kingdom
Back-UPS ES 725
Back-UPS ES 750
Back-UPS LS 700
Back-UPS NS 1050
Back-UPS NS 1250
Back-UPS Pro 500 FW
Back-UPS RS 800
Back-UPS RS 500 (BR 500I)
Back-UPS RS 1000
Back UPS RS 1500
Back-UPS XS 800
Back-UPS XS 900
Back-UPS XS 1500
Smart-UPS RM 1000VA
Smart-UPS RM 1500
Smart-UPS RM 2200
Ellipse 600 USBS – reported by edwin2005 (added 5/18/06)
Ellipse 750 USBS – reported by stunie(added 10/9/06)
Nova 600 AVR – reported by IanSav (added 5/22/06)
Nova 1100 AVR – reported by IanSav (added 5/22/06)
O.P.S. Protection Center 600 USB – UPS – 360 Watt – 600 VA – reported by super-poussin (added 4/16/09)
- APC Back-UPS CS 500 – reported by mash
- Belkin F6C1500-TW-RK
- Belkin F6C750-AVR
- Belkin F6C550-AVR
- Geek Squad GS-700U (made by Cyber Power Systems) – reported by Tal
- Geek Squad GS-1000U (made by Cyber Power Systems) – reported by Tal
- Eaton Powerware 3105
- Maruson Technology POF-400US
- Mustek PowerMust 600
- Nitram Elite 2005 (100VA)
- Newpoint 200898
- TrippLite UPS
- Ultra 850 VA 425 Watt UPS
- All models from OMRON
Note: Due to the number of USB printers on the market, NETGEAR no longer updates this list on a regular basis. Instead, please take a look at the Community Hardware Compatibility List for Printers.
LabelWriter 330 Turbo
Stylus CX3200 (printing only)
Stylus Photo 2200
Stylus Photo R320
Color Laserjet 2500L
Color LaserJet 2550
OfficeJet 7100 series
OfficeJet 7210 All-in-One
- HITI 730 PS
Note: Due to the number of USB drives on the market, NETGEAR no longer updates this list on a regular basis. Instead, please take a look at the Community Hardware Compatibility List for USB Storage.
BT380 USB/eSATA combo
Freecom Classic SL Drive USB2 250GB
Signature Mini 500GB – FS-U25/500E
One Touch II 250GB
Signature Mini 500GB – FS-U25/500E
Passport 120GB (requires external PS)
Western Digital MyBook 250GB
2040 (enclosure contains 40GB Toshiba MK4025FAS laptop drive)
USB 2.0 NetDisk 160GB
- Western Digital MyBook 320GB
Note: Due to the number of USB enclosures and disks on the market, NETGEAR no longer updates this list on a regular basis. Instead, please take a look at the Community Hardware Compatibility List for USB Storage.
EZ-BUS-DTS-EKIT (reported by Gator)
Mobile Disk External Data Storage Enclosure (2.5″) (requires external PS for Rev A 600/X6)
Mobile HDD Solution
Yes Nano N1050 USB Enclosure
Datastation maxi Y.uh
USB enclosures utilizing Workbit USAT3/USAT-3L (used in I-O Data 2.5) chipsets
- USB enclosures utilizing the CY7C68013-56PVC (used in RATOC HDD U2-IFK1)
- Conceptronic USB2.0 & Firewire Hard Disk Box 3,5″
For a list of compatible router feedback, please see our forum: Network Switches/Routers
Warning: NETGEAR does not support third-party memory modules.
As you may know, memory is one of most sensitive components found in computer systems. Thus there is a chance that replacement memory modules from third-party vendors may not work in your ReadyNAS system. NETGEAR warranty will continue after replacing/upgrading your memory module. But we may not be able to help with data recovery from data loss caused by replaced memory modules. Technical Support may require you to place back original memory in your system if issues are encountered, before diagnostics can be performed.
If you still wish to replace/upgrade your system memory, there is community-provided feedback on successful modules available here: Community Hardware Compatibility List. NETGEAR makes no warranty with respect to the accuracy of the items posted.
Refer to your system’s hardware manual on steps for performing the built-in memory test.
NETGEAR is pleased to release RAIDiator 4.01 firmware for the ReadyNAS network attached storage product line. The latest firmware will work with all preceding ReadyNAS products and can be updated easily from FrontView.
RAIDiator 4.01 contains a number of bug fixes along with worthy enhancements over the 3.01 and 4.00 releases. We recommend that you update your ReadyNAS to this latest RAIDiator release unless you are affected by the limitations stated at the bottom of this announcement. Please do keep in mind that once you upgrade to RAIDiator 4.00/4.01, you cannot revert back to anything prior to 4.00 without reformatting your ReadyNAS.
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THE PLACE to get the inside scoop on everything ReadyNAS. Find previews and reviews of new features, tutorials, and information you won’t get anywhere else. Well, maybe you will, but not easily and not in one happy place like this. Do give us feedback on the ReadyNAS Community Forum and let us know if you would like to see topics not covered here. Enjoy!
March 10, 2009 – A top New Zealand Breakfast show talks about the ReadyNAS Duo. Thanks Phil for the link!
March 9, 2009 – RAIDiator 4.2.4 for the ReadyNAS Pro Business and Pioneer Editions is now available for update. The main feature of this release is the ability to backup your ReadyNAS to ReadyNAS Vault, an online backup service that we’ve covered in the last few posts. If you’re running 4.2.3 or earlier, we recommend that you update to this release. You can find the release notes and update instructions here.
March 6, 2009 – Arnold Schwarzenegger and Angela Merkel, got their hands on NETGEAR’s latest products at CeBIT 2009 this week. The Governor of California and German Chancellor met with NETGEAR executives as the leading networking and storage vendor announced the launch of its new online back-up and disaster-recovery service for consumers and small-to-medium-sized businesses (SMBs). Read more here.
Drew Meyer explains ReadyNAS Vault
March 4, 2009 – Cloud-based backups of the ReadyNAS? It’s not as complicated as it sounds. Drew Meyer, the Director of Product Marketing for the ReadyNAS products, explains ReadyNAS Vault and what it can do. Take a look.
March 2, 2009 – Another first. All new ReadyNAS systems will now start shipping with ReadyNAS Vault, an easy-to-use, cost-effective online backup service option that allows both consumers and SMBs to securely backup their data to a world-class data center and recover data from any Web browser from anywhere you have Internet access. All it takes is a few clicks, and your selected folders on the ReadyNAS can be automatically backed up, continuously or on a scheduled basis. In fact, changes to files get versioned so you can easily revert to an earlier revision if you ever needed to do so. Vault backups are managed in the cloud so you can setup, manage, and monitor backup jobs even if you don’t have direct access to the ReadyNAS.
ReadyNAS Vault will be available starting on the ReadyNAS Pro in mid-March through a free firmware update, and it’ll be available for existing ReadyNAS systems in April. For details on how this works, see the installation guide here.
A new cool way to connect your ReadyNAS in your home
February 27, 2009 – You may have heard of Powerline to use your existing electrical cabling in your home to connect your network devices, but listen to Chris Geiser, Product Manager at NETGEAR, talk about a new technology called MOCA that allows you to connect your devices using the existing coax cabling in your home (the same ones used by your cable TV). MOCA Ethernet-Coax adapter kit will be coming soon. Check it out here.
February 26, 2009 – With comments like “..the Pro return raw read speeds of 109MB/sec. We’ve had many dedicated – and much more expensive – IP SAN appliances in the lab that haven’t gone any faster than this.”
“The ReadyNAS Pro is master of the universe for performance as there is nothing else that comes even close to it at this price point. It’s well suited to businesses as it offers plenty of backup and security features, has a huge storage potential and now supports IP SANs as well.” and a drop-dead rating of 10 out of 10 for performance, it’s no surprise that the ReadyNAS Pro received the recommended rating from Trusted Reviews. Read more here.
February 25, 2009 – Back in November last year, SmallNetBuilder did a thorough review of the ReadyNAS Pro, including putting its paces through the usual performance testing. The posted results however differed greatly from what Netgear obtained in our ReadyNAS test lab. We did a little investigation with Tim Higgins, the well-respected reviewer at SmallNetBuilder, and found that his test bed was not capable of pushing the ReadyNAS beyond the performance of his test system. Tim graciously agreed to upgrade his benchmark system and do a retest using the latest RAIDiator 4.2.3 firmware. The result? ReadyNAS Pro not only tops the charts but offers the best scalability as the file transfer size increased. Take a look here.
ReadyNAS Pro makes PC Magazine cover
February 11, 2009 – The February issue of PC Magazine (BE and NL editions) features our very own ReadyNAS Pro on its front cover. For those who are not privy to the magazine, it said: “The bullish specs and the proprietary X-RAID-2 system, comparable to RAID 5, create outstanding test results… NETGEAR outperforms about all the Linux based NAS solutions we ever got our hands on…”
January 29, 2009 -The Small Business Computing readers voted for best network storage, and the ReadyNAS Duo came out on top with the Small Business Computing Excellence in Technology Awards. “This year, the Netgear ReadyNAS Duo RND2150 (500 GB) earned our readers favor by providing hot-swap drives, support for disk quotas, and excellent media streaming capabilities. You can also access the Duo via an SSL-encrypted connection. Add the fact that it works with Windows, Mac, and Linux or Unix clients, and it’s no surprise that this versatile network storage device took top honors.” Read more here.
ReadyNAS Pro Pioneer debuts at CES
January 15, 2009 – Keith Washo from AmazingTechProducts.com interviews Drew Meyer, Director of Product Marketing for NETGEAR Network Storage at the Consumer Electronic Show in Las Vegas, right in front of our latest ReadyNAS Pro Pioneer Edition streaming 1080P HD videos to 6 Netgear Digital Entertainer Elite.
Here’s Drew again interviewed by NGTV.
December 16, 2008 – “Given the reliance of even the smallest businesses on data and storage, Netgear’s product can put significant value into the hands of just about any business or workgroup.” We’re all very honored. Read more here and the full article here.
See how the ReadyNAS Pro Pioneer Edition fits into your home
November 20, 2008 – Relax, sit back, and start to see how the ReadyNAS Pro Pioneer Edition can fit into your lifestyle…
November 7, 2008 – We’d like to welcome Drew Meyer to the ReadyNAS team. Drew joins us from NetApp, where he worked in the StoreVault Division to bring affordable business-class storage to the SMB market. Drew’s a long time storage marketer and occasional host of Geekspeak, a live radio program and podcast from the NPR affiliate in his home town of Santa Cruz, CA. His wife creates amazing wedding cakes. Drew’s coming aboard to help us address the small and medium sized business (SMB) market segment. We’ve added this new section, ReadyNAS in Business, to the forums for folks that are depending on ReadyNAS products to protect and manage their data in companies with more than 15 people. Market definitions always vary widely, but we’d like to hear from you if you are:
- Doing tech supporting more than yourself and your family
- Trying to manage backup and recovery tasks
- Thinking about a server virtualization project
- Concerned with the growth and management of business data
Watch for Drew in the Forums as “Dengar” and be sure to send your comments, questions and suggestions on future rack-mount products straight to him in the new Forum section!
November 4, 2008 -”Competition in the desktop NAS appliance market is stiff but the ReadyNAS Pro Business Edition and its stunning feature set lays down a big gauntlet to the rest.” Read more.
ReadyNAS Pro Business Edition in 3-D!
October 10, 2008 – We had to take the roof off the NETGEAR headquarter in San Jose to show you how the ReadyNAS Pro Business Edition might help you in your business. Enjoy!
October 3, 2008 -You’ve heard about X-RAID2, the RAID technology that powers the ReadyNAS Pro. Now see for yourself how this 2nd-generation auto-expandable RAID technology works. Click here.
September 30, 2008 - “ReadyNAS Pro, the newest member of the award-winning ReadyNAS product family is also the most powerful… This 6-bay gigabit network attached storage appliance is packed with high-end server features, including RAID levels 0, 1, 5, 6, and Auto-Expandable X-RAID2 support for data protection against disk failure, system monitoring capabilities and built-in backup.” Read more here.
September 30, 2008 – The ReadyNAS Duo is featured in the latest edition of Weekly ASCII, a popular Japanese technology magazine. Click here to see the full-page review.
September 29, 2008 – Businesses are certainly moving their storage to NAS. For those of you who are still on the fence, the folks at CDW has a nice comparative analysis between traditional file servers and NAS. Take a look here.
ReadyNAS Pro reviews through the eyes of our beta testers
September 22, 2008 – Here are a couple of Pro reviews written by two of our own beta testers whom we had selected from around the world. One is hosting his blog straight off the Pro. Click on the images below to check out the reviews. Big thank you’s to Jan (left) and Dave (right, with his wife) for doing such a great job for us and in making their sites available to the whole world!
September 19, 2008 – If you’ve been waiting for more information on the ReadyNAS Pro, here’s the inside track to all the info you need on the Pro — The Definitive Guide to the ReadyNAS Pro. Yes, get the scoop straight from the horse’s mouth (well, the ReadyNAS Team) and check out what’s new and cool about the Pro, feature descriptions, usage scenarios, performance numbers, etc.
September 19, 2008 – Fr. Robert Ballecer from TheTechStop.net has the first hands-on review of the ReadyNAS Pro. Known for concise and thorough reviews, he notes “We found ourselves in a predicament in benchmarking the ReadyNAS Pro because of one simple problem… none of our testing gear was able to keep up with the sustained transfer rate of the Pro.”
September 15, 2008 -The new Slim Devices SqueezeBox Boom is one of the new must-have toys that you need to pair with the ReadyNAS, and now with RAIDiator 4.1.3, support for the Boom is built-in right into the embedded SqueezeCenter streaming service. No PC required. Just press Play.
September 15, 2008 – Here’s a light-hearted preview video of the ReadyNAS Pro from Dave, one of our beta testers. Let’s just say he’s become very attached to the Pro.
July 25, 2008 – Subversion is a revision control system that’s definitely gaining in popularity. Developers on our forum repeatedly ask for it to be hosted on the ReadyNAS. And why not, when it means being able to turn off another PC in your office or home? One of our forum members wrote a little how-to on how to do this, so take a look here.
July 15, 2008 – SMBs often face the same challenges if not more than the larger organizations when it comes to providing employees an effective file sharing solution. Data redundancy, provisioning of client licensing, complexity of supporting heterogeneous OS environments, and providing effective backup solutions are just some of the issues confronting small and medium-sized businesses, especially the ones not fortunate enough to have a dedicated IT staff. If this sounds familiar, take a look at The Benefits of Network Attached Storage in Small and Mid-sized Business Networks and see how the ReadyNAS can help out.
July 10, 2008 – The ReadyNAS as a low-power-consuming always-on redundant storage appliance (whew that was a mouthful) makes an awesome platform to develop new and exciting add-ons to allow it to do even more than what it does already. The BitTorrent and ReadyNAS Photos are a couple of add-ons that our users love, and that’s just the tip of the iceburg. We’ve got more coming, and we’d love to share in the API to get you started with your own add-ons. We’ve even made our Frontview Add-on SDK available with a nice templating system so you can get started in no time. So, if you’ve been itching to get hackin’ on the ReadyNAS, take a look at our How to develop a Frontview Add-on article here.
June 23, 2008 – I promise we’ll have more articles besides ReadyNAS Duo awards and reviews , but this one comes from down under, and the Duo received a 9 out of a possible 10 from the fine folks at ZDNet. Click here to read more.
June 12, 2008 – Last year, it was the NV+. This year, our little Duo takes the honor. In fact, the Duo is the only NAS to show up on the PCWorld Best list. Congratulations to the ReadyNAS team for another fine no-compromise product. Click here for Netgear’s press release and here for details on the PCWorld 100 Best Products of 2008 honorees.
June 7, 2008 – “With a redundant XRAID ReadyNAS Duo on your network, you’ll have the peace of mind that you’re no longer among the 52% of this country who are just a hard drive failure away from losing valuable iTunes files and thousands of digital pictures. My experience with the Duo certainly gave me the impression I could trust the Duo with my digital family memories!” Read more here.
June 5, 2008 – Choosing the right ReadyNAS shouldn’t be confusing. We’ll help you figure it out in less than a minute, promise. Click here.
June 1, 2008 – If you’ve been considering a rack-mount network storage for your business, take a look at this 10-minute video review of the ReadyNAS 1100. Robert Ballecer from TheTechStop.net knows his stuff, and he does a nice job covering the features of the 1100, including the little-known convenient X-Change™ module.
Those of us developing and supporting the ReadyNAS know that an always-on, low-power-consuming, smart, sharable, and protected device sitting at our home is a great thing. And what’s better is how this device can be made even more extensible. With RAIDiator 4, we’ve opened up shell access to the ReadyNAS. We’ve also released a compiler and other tools, along with an API to allow you to develop add-ons that you can share or perhaps one day embed into a future RAIDiator release.
Our developers are always manning the ReadyNAS Developer Network forum, so we’ll be sure to help out if you have questions. And if you get really good, we may have to bring you on board to join our team.
ReadyNAS 600, X6, NV/NV+, 1100
“With the ReadyNAS NV+, Netgear has taken a well-respected storage solution and made it even better. It’s got the looks, the quality and the features to make it one of the best desktop NAS appliances on the market at this price.” Click here to read more.
With RAIDiator 4, the first thing you’ll notice is the fresh new look and feel of FrontView, where going from menu to menu and page to page is nice and snappy.
But that’s just the beginning. There’s a lot of changes under the cover, so let’s take a look.
And little the ReadyNAS Duo is. It’s hard to tell by looking at online pictures as they can make it look deceivingly large. To really get a feel for the size, hold a sheet of 8 1/2″ x 11″ piece of paper vertically and fold down in half. Then fold it in half again left to right. That’s about the size of a Duo — about a quarter sheet of paper.
Here’s a different perspective with my NETGEAR mug.
Since we’re on the subject of physical dimension, let’s take a look at other physical parameters.
For those of us who take their ReadyNAS everywhere..
If you’re like me, I constantly take my ReadyNAS from home to office and back. The shiny handle in the back of my NV+ is great for that. With 4 disks, I can easily replace my dumbbells and get a good workout by doing a few reps. OK, I’m taking it a little too far
Anyway, for the last several weeks, I’ve been taking home the Duo, and I’ve noticed that it to be noticeably lighter. A NV+ with 4 disks is about 14 lbs. whereas a Duo with 2 disks comes out to about 6.5 lbs. That saves me over 50% in carrying weight — pretty good if I take into account my big-axx 17″ laptop I carry with me everywhere. And the size is small enough that you can dump it into a backpack and still have space for other things…
For those of us with sensitive ears..
Folks often ask me about how quiet the ReadyNAS NV+ is. Well it’s pretty quiet, but there are 4 disks and a power supply that need to be kept cool. We’ve kept it as quiet as can be without causing a failure that might compromise your data. Well, how about the ReadyNAS Duo you ask? The ReadyNAS Duo requires less cooling simply because now there are only two disks. Plus, the PSU is now a silent external laptop-style power brick. That translate to a super quiet ReadyNAS that you can now sleep with.
Green is better than.. well, not green
It’s nice to see a lot of companies start touting that their products are or will be green. It’s now the “in” thing to do. Well, the ReadyNAS products have always been green, before it was considered cool, and before any push from any regulations. The ReadyNAS Duo takes it a step further. For instance, in typical usage where a copy process is taking place, the Duo consumes about 30W of power, about half of your typical incandescent light bulb. If you set your disks to spin-down mode (very easily done on the ReadyNAS), it’ll consume about 12W. Then if you use the automatic power scheduler to power-on only when you will be home to use it, you’ll save even more. For instance, if you only plan on accessing the ReadyNAS only during an 8-hour window each day, your average usage of the box would be about a third of the 12W, or around 4W. Now, that sure is a lot greener than running a PC, a monitor, keyboard and mouse at around 100W or more 24/7, right?
More about Duo later…
The ReadyNAS Community is an online watering hole for all things ReadyNAS.
“If your business needs an affordable centralised network attached storage solution for securing its data, the ReadyNAS NV+ is perfect.” Read more…
“For an office, home/office or even home environment buy one now. They just work and integrate into almost any kind of network.” Read more…
PCWorld editors looked at each product, and based on its design, impact, performance, and value, selected the ReadyNAS NV+ #8 in the prestigious “100 Best Products of 2007 Awards”. Click here to read more.
Rob Enderle writes “the ReadyNAS NV … arguably the most technically advanced of the personal network storage products”. Read more here.