NETGEAR Launches First Marvell-Based NASes

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Tim Higgins

NETGEAR logoNETGEAR has updated its entry-level two and four-bay NASes.

The two-bay ReadyNAS Duo v2 and 4-bay ReadyNAS NV+ v2 are the first NETGEAR NASes based on Marvell processors. Both use 1.6 GHz Marvell Kirkwood CPUs, have 256 MB of RAM and one Gigabit Ethernet LAN port.

The other key change is that NETGEAR has added two USB 3.0 ports and kept one USB 2.0 port on both products. The admin GUI has also been completely revamped.

The new NASes run NETGEAR’s RAIDiator OS, which defaults to using the X-RAID2 automatic storage management system. But users can also opt to convert to standard RAID.

New ReadyNAS Duo and NV+ v2

While both products support most of RAIDiator’s extensive feature set, support for NFS, FTP, HTTPS and iSCSI have been dropped.

The Duo v2 and NV+ v2 carry a three year limited warranty and start shipping November 13th at MSRPs of $199 for the diskless Duo v2 and $399 for the diskless NV+ v2.

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