NETGEAR’s ( ReadyNAS 3138 provides new capabilities compared to the previous-generation ReadyNAS 3130. Designed for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), it has a 1U rack mount form factor, 4-bay NAS appliance with capacity up to 32TB.

The ReadyNAS 3138 has a faster and more powerful quad-core Intel processor for 2.4GHz of processing power, and offers 4GB of DRAM, twice as much as the previous model. It features four Gigabit Ethernet ports (1GbE), three USB ports (two USB 3.0 and one USB 2.0), and two eSATA ports for additional data storage and transfer. What’s more, it runs the latest version of the groundbreaking NETGEAR ReadyNAS operating system (OS 6.4.1), which enables a wide set of business features including five levels of complete, inclusive data protection that are unique to NETGEAR ReadyNAS.

The five levels of data protection enabled by the ReadyNAS OS include RAID protection against hard drive failure, real time anti-virus, versioning with hourly snapshots against human error, bitrot protection against silent data corruption, and the easiest-to-set-up replication for cloud-managed disaster recovery available in a NAS today. The NETGEAR ReadyCLOUD ecosystem offers a VPN-based personal cloud with security and versatile sync-, collaboration- and remote management capabilities without additional costs.

ReadyNAS 3138 is available diskless (RN3138) or populated with four 2TB, 3TB, or 4TB drives (RN31842E, RN31843E, RN31844E). The diskless edition of RN3138 is available now worldwide through authorized NETGEAR partners and other reseller channels at a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of US$1,699.