NetGear, a supplier of branded networking solutions, has added
rack-mount Unified Network Storage appliances and secure remote
access to its family of ReadyNAS products (
for small- to medium-sized businesses (SMBs).

The ReadyNAS 2100 is an 1U 4-bay storage system that enables SMBs to
share, store and protect files across a LAN or WAN, guard against
disk failures, and grow capacity as needed. It also has
enterprise-grade hard drives and Error Correction Code (ECC) RAM

The ReadyNAS 2100 provides all of the features and benefits of the
recently launched ReadyNAS NVX 4-bay desktop model for sharing,
storing and protecting SMB data, but in a nt rack-mountable 1U form
factor. Its modular design –the “X-Change” rapid system board
module, with the system board, power supply and cooling fans packaged
into a discrete module — and 12-inch depth make it ideal for easy
servicing, and facilitate back-to-back physical arrangements, says
Mark Song, product line manager for NetGear’s Network Storage
Business Unit.

“Users of the ReadyNAS 2100 also benefit from energy efficiency; the
device has an Intel advanced embedded processor as well as smart
power management options, such as sequential drive spin-up and idle
drive spin-down, which reduce overall power consumption to less than
80 watts,” he adds.

The ReadyNAS RAIDiator operating system supports the Apple Filing
Protocol (AFP), enabling native Mac files to be used without
restrictions or limitations, as well as Time Machine in Mac OS X
Leopard. New in the ReadyNAS 2100, the ReadyNAS Remote feature,
available on all ReadyNAS systems, enables users to simply drag ‘n
drop files over a secure connection between any Mac or Windows
computer and their ReadyNAS, from anywhere in the world.

The ReadyNAS 2100, with 2TB and 4TB of storage, will be available in
early June from value-added resellers at an estimated U.S. street
price starting at $1,899. A model with 8TB of storage will be
available later in 2009.