Netgear CES introductions include dual-drive versions of its popular ReadyNAS networked storage line and a different twist on dual-band draft 802.11n wireless routers.
The ReadyNAS Duo was rolled out in three capacities, 500 GB, 750 GB and 1 TB, as well as a BYOD version. The diskful models come with one SATA drive installed plus an empty bay and support drive sizes up to 1 TB.
Netgear ReadyNAS Duo
The Duo is essentially a two-drive version of Netgear's ReadyNAS NV+ in a smaller, but not as nice looking enclosure with an integrated BitTorrent client and NTI Shadow Backup software. Other differences from the NV+ are an external power supply, no support for Active Directory and no snapshot capability. All of the current media servers are still there, however, including UPnP AV, iTunes and Logitech Squeezecenter.
Other features include hot-swappable drives, gigabit Ethernet, built-in backup manager, system monitoring and automatic alerting capabilities, HTTP/S remote access, FTP/S transfers, SSL and ACL security, and multiple USB ports.
The Duo will be shipping in "late Q1" with the 500 GB configuration selling for under $500. Here's the rundown of all the new models:
- RND2000 ReadyNAS Duo 2-Bay Gigabit Desktop Network Storage (no drives included);
- RND2150 ReadyNAS Duo 500GB Gigabit Desktop Network Storage (includes one 500GB SATA drive);
- RND2175 ReadyNAS Duo 750GB Gigabit Desktop Network Storage (includes one 750GB SATA drive);
- RND2110 ReadyNAS Duo 1TB Gigabit Desktop Network Storage (includes one 1TB SATA drive)