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A CES Innovations Award honoree, new Network Attached Storage device transfers files up to a stunning 200 MBps for the ultimate way to store, stream, and protect your data

LAS VEGAS — January 5, 2015 — NETGEAR®, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTGR) (, a global networking company that delivers innovative products to consumers, businesses and service providers, is expanding its award-winning family of world-class Network Attached Storage (NAS) devices with the performance-driven ReadyNAS® 200 Series ( for home and home office networks. Available in two- and four-bay desktop models (RN202, RN204) for media enthusiasts, photo hobbyists, and the home power user, ReadyNAS 200 is launching at the 2015 International CES® trade show, where it is a CES Innovations Award honoree. The ReadyNAS 200 series is among the many exciting products that NETGEAR is demonstrating to press, customers, and channel partners this week in their suite in the Marriott Las Vegas.

ReadyNAS 200 is powered by a Dual Core Cortex A15 1.4 GHz processor, 2 gigabytes (GB) of Random Access Memory (RAM), and dual Gigabit Ethernet ports with Link Aggregation technology. You’ll love the performance of ReadyNAS 200 for faster backups and faster file access, especially if you have a newly upgraded 802.11ac WiFi network. ReadyNAS 200 transfers files up to an amazing 200 MBps* (megabytes per second), double the throughput of competing devices in its class.

“Our ReadyNAS 200 Series is simply the best storage solution on the market today for the home power user,” said Matt Pahnke, senior product marketing manager for NETGEAR Storage. “It outclasses the competition in every way that counts – in performance, speed, memory, data protection, and ease of use. It’s jam-packed with 100-plus advanced features and add-on apps so you can customize it to meet your particular needs. There’s no other NAS today aimed at media streaming enthusiasts and photos hobbyists that offers this caliber of performance and protection.”

Packed with state-of-the-art features, ReadyNAS 200 truly offers the best performance in its value class for storing, streaming and protecting all your precious photos, videos and files. At the heart of ReadyNAS 200 is the groundbreaking ReadyNAS operating system (OS 6.2) that features industry-first technology in data protection, backup, sync, and cloud-based management.

ReadyNAS with ReadyCLOUD™ — a personal cloud alternative to Dropbox or Google Drive

ReadyNAS 200 offers you the powerful benefits of public cloud storage for automatic backing up, syncing, and sharing data across devices, but without the ongoing subscription costs or the serious privacy concerns. With ReadyCLOUD, you can access files stored on your ReadyNAS from anywhere, from any web browser, using any web-connected device, so you enjoy the same single, unified web interface whether you’re at home or away. ReadyCLOUD apps for desktop PCs and iOS and Android™ mobile devices set a new standard for simplicity. You can select any folder on your NAS as a sync folder to PCs and can even share files with a single click. Best of all, your files are securely stored on your ReadyNAS, not in the cloud as with Dropbox® and Google Drive™. With ReadyCLOUD, sharing content has never been easier — or safer.

Next-gen BTRFS file system enabling 5 layers of data protection

ReadyNAS 200 provides home users with the most complete data protection available in its product class. Its foundation is a next-gen BTRFS file system in the ReadyNAS OS offering 5 levels of protection: (1) files written across multiple drives for RAID protection from disk failure; (2) files automatically protected against common media degradation or bitrot; (3) files continuously protected by snapshot technology for point-in-time recovery; (4) files secured in real-time against viruses and malware; and (5) files easily replicated to the cloud or a second ReadyNAS.

Easy setup and customization with 100+ advanced settings

Thanks to the innovative ReadyNAS OS, ReadyNAS 200 has a 100-percent-cloud-based setup — no client download required. ReadyNAS 200 is automatically discovered on your network and you can even hot swap disks. If you’re an advanced user, you can also customize ReadyNAS 200 just the way you like, with more than 100 advanced features and add-on applications.

Summary of Key features and benefits of ReadyNAS 200:

  • Dual Core Cortex A15 1.4 Ghz processor and 2 GB of onboard RAM
  • Two Gigabit Ethernet Ports with Link Aggregation
  • Up to 200 MBps* read/write speeds in a RAID configuration
  • Professional-grade BTRFS file system offering 5 levels of complete data protection
  • Powerful desktop apps for complete file syncing and automatic backup
  • Virtual private Time Machine® backup for all the Mac®s in your home
  • Fully customizable with 100-plus advanced settings and add-on applications
  • Ease of use features such as one-click file sharing via a web link
  • Media serving with DLNA®, iTunes® and Plex
  • Free mobile apps for anywhere cloud access and photo backup
  • Expandable capacity up to 12 TB for the 2-bay model and 24 TB for the 4-bay
  • Disk spin-down for energy savings

The ReadyNAS 200 series offers you peace of mind with a 3-Year Limited Hardware Warranty and free 24x7 phone support for 90 days. NETGEAR recommends having at least one complete backup of all stored data. However, if storage drives are damaged and data becomes difficult or impossible to access, NETGEAR offers an additional level of protection, with expert data recovery services available for both business and home storage products.

Pricing and Availability

NETGEAR ReadyNAS 200 Series will be available in late January at an MSRP in the U.S. of $359.99 for a diskless 2-bay model (RN202) and $499.99 for a diskless 4-bay model (RN204). NETGEAR storage solutions are available through a broad variety of NETGEAR PowerSHIFT™ partners and authorized reseller and DMR channels.

More Information

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About NETGEAR, Inc.

NETGEAR (NASDAQ: 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 to use 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, mobile broadband solutions for their customers on the go. 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 approximately 45,000 retail locations around the globe, and through approximately 36,000 value-added resellers. The company's headquarters are in San Jose, Calif., with additional offices in over 25 countries. More information is available at or by calling (408) 907-8000. Connect with NETGEAR at and

©2015 NETGEAR, Inc. NETGEAR, the NETGEAR logo, PowerSHIFT, ReadyCLOUD, and ReadyNAS are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of NETGEAR, Inc. and/or its subsidiaries in the United States and/or other countries. Other brand names mentioned herein are for identification purposes only and may be trademarks of their respective holder(s). Information is subject to change without notice. All rights reserved.

* Maximum wireless signal rate derived from IEEE standard 802.11 specifications. Actual data throughput and wireless coverage will vary. Network conditions and environmental factors, including volume of network traffic, building materials and construction, and network overhead, lower actual data throughput rate and wireless coverage. NETGEAR makes no express or implied representations or warranties about this product’s compatibility with any future standards.

Safe Harbor Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 for NETGEAR, Inc.: This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Specifically, statements concerning NETGEAR's business and the expected performance characteristics, specifications, reliability, market acceptance, market growth, specific uses, user feedback and market position of NETGEAR's products and technology are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Safe Harbor. These statements are based on management's current expectations and are subject to certain risks and uncertainties, including, without limitation, the following: the actual price, performance and ease of use of NETGEAR's products may not meet the price, performance and ease of use requirements of customers; product performance may be adversely affected by real world operating conditions; failure of products may under certain circumstances cause permanent loss of end user data; new viruses or Internet threats may develop that challenge the effectiveness of security features in NETGEAR's products; the ability of NETGEAR to market and sell its products and technology; the impact and pricing of competing products; and the introduction of alternative technological solutions. Further information on potential risk factors that could affect NETGEAR and its business are detailed in the Company's periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. NETGEAR undertakes no obligation to release publicly any revisions to any forward-looking statements contained herein to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.

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