NETGEAR enhances its family of ReadyNAS Ultra systems with all new features

Macworld Australia Staff
15 June, 2011
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The NETGEAR ReadyNAS® Ultra family now supports mobile apps for Apple iOS and Android devices, is more than 50 per cent faster, and costs significantly less

SYDNEY – 15 JUNE, 2011 – NETGEAR has today announced three new enhancements to its ReadyNAS® Ultra family of high performance systems. Including new mobile apps that connect smartphones and tablets to ReadyNAS Ultra systems, the upgrades also include new firmware to increase performance by as much as 50 per cent, and new pricing bringing affordable Intel-powered platforms to home users for the first time.

Two new ReadyNAS Remote mobile apps seamlessly extend stored digital content beyond the desktop to Apple iOS and Android mobile devices. This ‘private cloud’ enables easy connections from mobile platforms to personal music, movies, photos and files stored at home. ReadyNAS users may download, upload, view and edit their content securely from across town or across the globe.

The new RAIDiator firmware version 4.2.17 increases high-definition (HD) video playback and transfer speeds by more than 50 percent in Intel® NAS Performance Toolkit testing.  In addition, support for the latest 3-terabyte hard drives delivers the highest possible storage capacity.

Prices have now been lowered across the product line, shattering traditional price and performance barriers. Power users can bring Intel Atom-powered storage systems into home networks at the lowest cost ever.

“Consumer NAS products with remote mobile client access will continue to be an important alternative to cloud services, catering to Australian’s who don’t trust cloud services either because of security issues or simply because they don’t want to add another layer of complexity,” said Brad Little, director of consumer channels, NETGEAR ANZ, “With NETGEAR’s ReadyNAS Ultra Family, we are committed to providing mobility and performance to our customers, with the best price on the market”

Recently ranked by Gartner as the worldwide leader in sub-$5,000 storage systems based on revenue[1], NETGEAR continues to lead the consumer NAS market by leading the charge in producing products that keep pace with changing consumer behaviours.

Pricing and Availability

The new recommended retail pricing for NETGEAR ReadyNAS Ultra and ReadyNAS Ultra Plus systems, effective immediately:

The ReadyNAS Remote mobile app is available now for $2.99 in the iTunes Store and the Android Market.

More information

To learn more about NETGEAR ReadyNAS Ultra and ReadyNAS Ultra Plus storage, please visit

To learn more about the ReadyNAS Remote app for Apple iOS, please visit

To learn more about the ReadyNAS Remote app for Android, please visit

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About NETGEAR, Inc.

NETGEAR (NASDAQGM: NTGR) is a global networking company that delivers innovative products to consumers, businesses and service providers. For consumers, the company makes high performance, dependable and easy home networking, storage and digital media products to connect people with the Internet and their content and devices. For businesses, NETGEAR provides networking, storage and security solutions without the cost and complexity of Big IT. The company also supplies top service providers with retail proven, whole home solutions for their customers. NETGEAR products are built on a variety of proven technologies such as wireless, Ethernet and powerline, with a focus on reliability and ease-of-use. NETGEAR products are sold in over 28,000 retail locations around the globe, and through more than 37,000 value-added resellers. The company’s headquarters are in San Jose, Calif., with additional offices in 25 countries. NETGEAR is an ENERGY STAR® partner. More information is available at or by calling (408) 907-8000. Connect with NETGEAR at and

©2011 NETGEAR, Inc., NETGEAR and the NETGEAR logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of NETGEAR, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. Other brand and product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders. Information is subject to change without notice. All rights reserved.

[1] “Market Share; Network-Attached Storage/Unified Storage, Worldwide, 2010,” Gartner, Inc., March 2011

[1] “Market Share; Network-Attached Storage/Unified Storage, Worldwide, 2010,” Gartner, Inc., March 2011

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