updated 05:10 pm EST, Fri December 21, 2007
Netgear ReadyNAS drives
Netgear today announced new drives in its ReadyNAS line of shared network drives, coming in 1.5TB, 2TB, 3TB, 4TB Desktop and 4TB Rackmount sizes. The drives feature a Gigabit Ethernet connector to hook the drive up to networking equipment with Jumbo Frames support which provides maximum data throughput speeds. The ReadyNAS drives feature RAID levels 0, 1, and 5, and use Netgear's proprietary X-RAID technology, allowing users to scale their RAID setups from 1 to 4 disks, or more. Netgear is selling the drives starting from $1100, and are available through retailers nationwide.
The ReadyNAS drives are sold with a five year warranty, and come with the new Netgear branded user interface that is designed to conform with the familiar GUI incorporated into the company's ProSafe switches, routers, and VPN Firewall products, and feature SSH access for secure reading and writing to the drive.