Designed for home users, the NETGEAR ReadyNAS Duo offers many powerful features, performance and hardware flexibility to cater to even the savviest users storage needs.
Traditionally, a networked-attached storage (NAS) is used by SMBs (Small and Medium Businesses) and even MNCs (Multi-National Companies) for its ease of deployment, expandability and managability. With the growing number of multi-PC networked homes, it is no wonder manufacturers are coming up with highly affordable and feature-rich NAS devices. These will appeal to this growing group of users.
For those who are unfamiliar, a NAS is simply a hard disk connected and accessible via the network infrastructure. This makes it a central storage point for connected users (clients). It is similar to a File Server but without the bulk and extensive maintenance requirements of a server. It still has an operating system and will have a variety of features. The device usually contains one or more hard disks, which is often arranged into logical, redundant storage containers and for multiple hard drive setups configured using RAID (Redundant Array of Inexpensive Disks).
The NETGEAR ReadyNAS Duo is the latest addition to the already award-winning ReadyNAS range of advanced network storage devices. It is specifically targeted for home users and compatible with both Windows or Macintosh computers connected on the network.
Check out the ReadyNAS Duo specifications and features
|Memory||256 MB PC2700 DDR-SDRAM SO-DIMM, Embedded|
|64 MB flash memory for OS|
|Connectors||3x USB 2.0, 10/100/1000 Ethernet, 2x Serial ATA|
|Volume Management||Journaled file system, User, group, and share-level|
|quotas, Drive set can be removed and migrated to|
|ReadyNAS NV+ or 1100|
|Media Streaming||DLNA Compatible UPnP AV, Logitech Squeezebox,|
|Sonos Digital Music Center, Network DVD player|
|compatible, Windows MCE compatible, Sony|
|Playstation 3, Microsoft Xbox 360|
|Network File Services||CIFS/SMB for Windows, AFP 3.1 for Mac OS 9/X,|
|NFS v2 / v3 for Linux and UNIX, HTTP/S for web|
|browsers, FTP/S support, RSYNC|
|Network Security||Encrypted network logins, SSL|
|Network Options||DHCP or static IP, NTP|
|System Management||Performance options, Device status, Email alerts|
|and event logs, Command Line SSH access|
|Backup||Integrated Backup Manager, Programmable|
|backup button, Backup to/from CIFS/NFS/FTP/HTTP,|
|Backup to/from USB disks|
|Power consumption||35W typical (with 2x 500GB disks)|
|Dimension||142 x 101 x 222mm|