by Tucker Mindrum

NETGEAR Expands ReadyNAS Family With Five New NAS Systems

During the IFA 2016 trade show, NETGEAR announced the release of two new Desktop NAS models and three new Rackmount models, all of which are geared towards small to medium-sized businesses in need of high-performing servers. NETGEAR claims that their new 6-bay desktop NAS models (i.e., ReadyNAS 526X and ReadyNAS 626X) and 12-bay rackmount models are the fastest servers on the market in their class thanks to their use of dual 10GbE ports.

All of NETGEAR's new NAS are accessed through ReadyNAS OS 6, which presents users with an intuitive and comprehensive browser-based interface that manages system settings (e.g., privacy, file sharing, sync). ReadyNAS OS 6 allows users to integrate their servers with third-party cloud solutions (i.e., Amazon Cloud Drive, Dropbox, and Egnyte) for backups and improved disaster recovery.

Although NETGEAR's new desktop NAS units utilize mid-level components (2.4GHz CPU and 8GB RAM in the ReadyNAS 626X), they are capable of delivering stand-out performance due to their use of 10GbE. NETGEAR's inclusion of 10GbE ports certainly makes their new line of desktop NAS units a compelling option for growing businesses, since that technology continues to grow in prevalence. The new rackmount models (ReadyNAS ReadyNAS and ReadyNAS), which appeal more to use cases that require even stronger performances, utilize best-in-class processing power and up to 16GB of RAM.

Specifications

  • Desktop NAS Units
    • ReadyNAS 626X
      • Desktop 6-bay NAS for offices or branch offices of 40-120 employees
      • Intel Xeon Server Processor D-1521 Quad Core 2.4GHz
      • 8GB DDR4 of ECC RAM (expandable to 64GB)
      • Capacity up to 60TB (scales to 110TB with EDA500 expansion chassis)
      • 2x 10GBase-T ports
      • 2x 1GBase-T ports
      • Link Aggregation IEEE 802.3ad, Layer 2, 3, 4
      • Port Trunking, adaptive load balancing
      • 3x USB 3.0 ports
      • 1 eSATA port
    • ReadyNAS 526X
      • Desktop 6-bay NAS for small offices or branch offices of 20-80 employees
      • Intel Pentium Server Processor D1508 Dual Core 2.2GHz
      • 4GB DDR4 of ECC RAM (expandable to 64GB)
      • Capacity up to 60TB (scales to 110TB with EDA500 expansion chassis)
      • 2x 10GBase-T ports
      • Link Aggregation IEEE 802.3ad, Layer 2, 3, 4
      • Port Trunking, adaptive load balancing
      • 3x USB 3.0 ports
      • 1 eSATA port
  • Rackmount NAS Units
    • ReadyNAS 3312
      • 2U rackmount form with 12-bay capacity for up to 120 simultaneous users
      • Intel Xeon Server Processor E3-1225v5 Quad Core with 3.3GHz base turbo frequency (3.7GHz burst maximum)
      • 8GB DDR4 of ECC RAM (expandable to 64GB)
      • Capacity up to 120TB (scales to 600TB with two 4U EDA4000 expansion chassis)
      • 4x 1GBase-T ports
      • Link Aggregation IEEE 802.3ad, Layer 2, 3, 4
      • Port Trunking, adaptive load balancing
    • ReadyNAS 4321S
      • 2U rackmount form with 12-bay capacity for up to 160 simultaneous users
      • Intel Xeon Server Processor E3-1245v5 Quad Core with 3.5GHz base turbo frequency (3.9GHz burst maximum)
      • 16GB DDR4 of ECC RAM (expandable to 64GB)
      • Capacity up to 120TB (scales to 600TB with two 4U EDA4000 expansion chassis)
      • 2x 10G SFP+ ports
      • 4x 1GBase-T ports
      • Link Aggregation IEEE 802.3ad, Layer 2, 3, 4
      • Port Trunking, adaptive load balancing
    • ReadyNAS 4312X
      • 2U rackmount form with 12-bay capacity for up to 160 simultaneous users
      • Intel Xeon Server Processor E3-1245v5 Quad Core with 3.5GHz base turbo frequency (3.9GHz burst maximum)
      • 16GB DDR4 of EEC RAM (expandable to 64GB)
      • Capacity up to 120TB (scales to 600TB with two 4U EDA4000 expansion chassis)
      • 2x 10GBase-T ports
      • 4x 1GBase-T ports
      • Link Aggregation IEEE 802.3ad, Layer 2, 3, 4
      • Port Trunking, adaptive load balancing

Pricing and Availability

All of NETGEAR's new ReadyNAS systems are available now worldwide. The diskless model of ReadyNAS 526X and 626X are available for $1,399.00 and $1,799.00, respectively. The Rackmount NAS units carry an MSRP of $2,999.00, $4,199.00, and $4,399.00 (ReadyNAS 3312, ReadyNAS 4312S with two SFP+ ports, and ReadyNAS 4312X with two 10GBase-T ports, respectively). All models carry NETGEAR's 5-year limited hardware warranty.

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