NetGear ( has announced the addition of
several new 4-bay storage appliances to its family of ReadyNAS
( products for small to medium-sized
businesses (SMBs).

The ReadyNAS NVX –which is designed for home offices, workgroups and
small businesses, offers double the performance of previous NV+
units, support for file services (NAS) and application services
(iSCSI SAN) for Mac OS X, Windows and UNIX/Linux systems, including
support for Time Machine in Mac OS X 10.5. It enables users to store,
share and protect business-critical data across a LAN or WAN, guard
against disk failures, and grow capacity as needed.

NetGear’s ReadyNAS devices continue to support the Apple Filing
Protocol (AFP), enabling native Mac files to be used without
restrictions or limitations andApple’s Bonjour software technology
for auto-discovery of the device over a user’s LAN; and dashboard
widgets for status monitoring. Now Mac users can leverage Time
Machine to back up multiple Macs to a single location and can recover
from disasters without expert assistance.

The NVX includes multiple layers of protection for data including
drive fault tolerance (RAID), local USB backups, online backups
(snapshots), and secure offsite replication to other ReadyNAS
systems. And the embedded ReadyNAS Vault option lets users
automatically archive to an Internet datacenter and recover from any
web browser.

NetGear’s ReadyNAS NVX 4-Bay Desktop Storage is available now from
value-added resellers at an estimated U.S. street price starting at
$1,500 with 2TB of storage. In addition, a free 30-day trial of the
ReadyNAS Vault internet backup service is available now on all
ReadyNAS systems. Pricing for the ReadyNAS Vault service starts at
$5.95 per month for consumers and $19.95 per month for businesses.