NETGEAR, a provider of technologically innovative, branded networking
solutions, today announced the addition of a new, high-density
network storage system to its award-winning family of ReadyNAS
products for Small- to Medium-sized Businesses (SMBs). The ReadyNAS
3200 is a 2U 12-bay unified storage platform that provides up to 24
terabytes in a single system.

The easy-to-use system offers high-end features such as redundant
power supplies and dual Gigabit Ethernet ports at an SMB price point,
enabling growing businesses to securely share, store and protect
business-critical network data. With support for up to 24 TB of
capacity, making it ideal for online server consolidation or backup,
the ReadyNAS 3200 solves common SMB storage problems in the most
efficient manner to date. Server virtualization, file sharing,
disk-based backup and building first-time iSCSI SANs are natural
solutions for the ReadyNAS 3200.

“With the ReadyNAS 3200, we’ve expanded the capacity and performance
of rack-mount solutions in the award-winning ReadyNAS storage line to
a much wider spectrum of SMB sizes,” said Drew Meyer, director of
Storage Marketing for NETGEAR’s Network Storage Business Unit.
“NETGEAR’s recognized leadership position in the SMB storage market
makes us a trustworthy and reliable choice for end users and channel
partners alike. With the ReadyNAS 3200, we are augmenting our line of
storage solutions that provide the high-end features of other, more
expensive rack-mount products with the ease-of-use and price point
that match the resources of a growing SMB.”

The ReadyNAS 3200 combines the award-winning features of the other
ReadyNAS for Business products, including the recently launched
ReadyNAS 2100 1U rack-mount and the ReadyNAS Pro and NVX desktop
systems, with a massive capacity platform for sharing, storing and
protecting SMB data (see press releases at, and
Featuring 12 bays that enable up to 24 terabytes of NAS and iSCSI SAN
capacity, the ReadyNAS 3200 easily supports up to 250 users. Standard
features such as Continuous Data Protection (CDP) software for
automatic client backup functionality and the ReadyNAS Remote
drag-and-drop remote file sharing utility mean easy and effective
remote site data management for harried IT managers. And the embedded
ReadyNAS Vault service delivers an optional cloud-based backup and
disaster recovery services for as little as $.25/GB/month.

“IT managers at small businesses often face storage demands large
enough to require enterprise-scale solutions, but can also lack the
resources to acquire or support enterprise-grade complexity,” said
David Reinsel, group vice president of storage and semiconductors at
IDC. “The ReadyNAS line offers a unique combination of simplicity and
flexibility with the protective redundancy and high-performance
feature set typically found on more expensive models. The high
density and rack-mount form factor of the ReadyNAS 3200 should have
strong appeal to midsize organizations seeking an affordable

The ReadyNAS 3200 leverages the highly efficient ReadyNAS RAIDiator
operating system. The 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. The ReadyNAS 3200 also offers support for file services
(NAS) and application services (iSCSI) for Windows, UNIX/Linux and
Mac systems.

The ReadyNAS 3200 can come equipped with 6TB, 12TB and 24TB of
storage capacity. The solution is available immediately from CDW and
can be purchased from NETGEAR’s other PowerShift Partners as of late
July, at an estimated U.S. street price starting at $4,999. ReadyNAS
Vault is included as a 30-day trial of pre-paid and annual capacity
plans. ReadyNAS systems come with full 24/7 technical support and an
industry-leading five-year warranty. More information for the entire
ReadyNAS product line can be viewed at