Enterprise-class Features for the SMB

ReadyDATA 5200 and 516

Enterprise Storage Free From The Costs And Constraints Of Big IT. With unlimited snapshots, block-level replication, native deduplication, and flexible form factors, ReadyDATA liberates enterprise-class technologies—bringing affordable, easy-to-manage, high-end data protection to businesses of all sizes.

ReadyDATA: Video Datasheet

Edge to Core Data Protection: The Freedom To Replicate From Anywhere

ReadyDATA’s cloud-managed, advanced replication releases IT staff from the shackles of physical hardware or direct network access. With block-level replication and unlimited snapshots—easily managed from a central location, remote office, or while traveling using a browser— easy, efficient, centrally-managed data protection is now possible.

An industry-first: Enterprise-class technology that's absolutely liberating for SMB.

NETGEAR’s ReadyDATA is a unified storage (NAS/SAN) platform featuring enterprise-class technology designed for businesses of any size. With unlimited snapshots, block-level replication, native deduplication, and SMB-friendly form factors, ReadyDATA frees high-end data protection, disaster recovery and data integrity technologies from the oppressive contracts, license agreements, and costs of “Big IT” vendors.

Unlimited Snapshots

Welcome to Unlimited Snapshots for NAS. ReadyNAS gives you continuous data protection with unlimited block-based snapshots of your file system. Create and track multiple versions and restore any point of time with a single click. And admin couldn’t be easier or more flexible: you can restore Snapshot data from local admin GUI, ReadyCLOUD, or native Windows FileExplorer, and can schedule automatic or manual Snapshots.

Read/Write Optimization

One way to balance performance, capacity, and costs is to combine SATA and SSD drives in one volume. ReadyDATA excels with these hybrid configurations—allowing you to configure write-optimized and read-optimized SSD drives to act as a performance cache and boost the performance of low-cost, high-capacity SATA drives.

ReadyDATA Hybrid Cloud

The new Cloud Replicate feature allows users to cut the office cord completely by using the ReadyDATA Hybrid Cloud. It makes replication from multiple sites—without being on site— simple and powerful. The ReadyDATA Cloud-based Management portal offers easy block-level replication along with unlimited snapshots—from anywhere, at anytime.

Virtual Networking

Dual 10GbE ports on the 5200 and virtual network interface support on all models ensure that even in I/O intensive virtual environments, network bottlenecks are a thing of the past. ReadyDATA also supports industry-standard file sharing protocols including iSCSI, CIFS, and NFS.

Block-Level Replication

Designing simple, cost-effective disaster recovery plans is easy with ReadyDATA cloud-managed, block-level replication. By sending only changed blocks for shares & LUNs, bandwidth demands and replication time are dramatically reduced. ReadyDATA also replicates unlimited snapshots along with files and data—complete copies of data sets from a specific point in time you can easily access and restore.

High-Efficiency Storage

Efficiently managing rampant data growth is an vexing challenge. ReadyDATA smartly reduces storage capacity requirements with deduplication and compression. By shrinking backup data and removing globally common blocks of data as they are written, redundancy is eliminated from multiple backup jobs, and valuable capacity is saved.

Thin and Instant Provisioning

ReadyDATA virtualization gives you the critical flexibility to add capacity as needed—so no need to pre-determine volume capacity and quotas ahead of time. Unlike others, ReadyDATA also provides thin provisioning for all volumes created, not just iSCI volumes, making easier, smarter virtualization management a reality. XRAID2 with ReadyDATA adds automatic—and on-the-fly—volume expansion, making overhead protection and capacity scaling both simple and powerful.

Superior Support and Outstanding Warranty

Behind every ReadyDATA device stands outstanding customer protection. NETGEAR's 5-year Warranty is Best-In-Breed and includes Drive Packs. And critical, next business day hardware replacement is delivered onsite and supported for 3 years.

Edge-to-Core Data Protection

ReadyDATA replicates your data at will, stores it where you need it, and protects it from human mistakes and inevitable disasters. Managed through the ReadyDATA Hybrid Cloud, it offers block-level replications and unlimited snapshots—from HQ, a remote office, or even from your laptop. It's liberating, efficient, centrally-managed data protection from Edge to Core and back again.

Managed Backup

Unlimited snapshots give you complete control over the past, present, and future of your data. This enterprise-class feature copies any point of time in the file system, can be manually or automatically scheduled, and can restore any version with a simple click. The process of backing up data and replicating backups off site for protection is smartly simple: backups are written directly to ReadyDATA using standard protocols, compression and deduplication save valuable space, and Cloud Replicate moves backup data and snapshots offsite with new ease.

File Sharing

These days, running a successful business often depends on successful file sharing—application data, virtual images, client files, email, all the digital files that make your business go. With ReadyDATA you finally have an advanced and easy-to use solution for centralizing, securing, and sharing those critical assets. Fasters processors mean more simultaneous users can access unified storage—across PC, Mac and Linux environments.


Unlimited snapshots give you complete control over the past, present, and future of your data. This enterprise-class feature copies any point of time in the file system, can be manually or automatically scheduled, and can restore any version with a simple click.

Disaster Recovery

The custom-built ReadyNAS OS protects stored data with automatic RAID configuration, the continuous security of Unlimited Snapshots, and easy to manage block-level replication. By maintaining multiple copies of vital data through cloud-managed replication, it makes it easy for you to move data off-site to protect against natural disasters and theft.


With Unlimited Snapshots, thin provisioning, and improved iCSI support, ReadyNAS delivers a virtualization platform with next generation features at an affordable price.


ReadyDATA 5200 ReadyDATA 516
ReadyDATA 5200 HW Overview ReadyDATA 516 HW Overview
Processor Intel Xeon Quad-core 2.66.GHz processor Intel Core i3 Ivy Bridge 3.3GHz Processor
Memory 16 GB ECC Memory 16 GB ECC Memory
Drive Bays 12 Bay, 2U Rackmount 6 Bay, Desktop
Drive Types Supported 3.5” SATA/SSD, SSD Caching 3.5” SATA/SSD, SSD Caching
Hot Swappable Drives Yes Yes
Tool-less 3.5” Disk Installation No Yes
Total Solution Capacity 48TB (240TB w/ addition of 2xEDA4000 expansion chassis) 24TB
LAN Ports 2 x 10/100/1000 Ethernet
2x 10GbE
2 x 10/100/1000 Ethernet
USB Ports 2 x 2.0 USB 1 USB 2.0, 2 USB 3.0, 3 eSATA Ports
Power Supply 2 x 700W server-rated AC power supply 1 x 200W AC power supply internal
Input 100 – 240V AC, 50/60 Hz 100 – 240V AC, 50/60 Hz
BTU at Full Power Supply Utilization 290W typical 189W
2-Line LCD Display No Yes
Touch Screen Navigation No Yes
Fan (mm) 3 x 80 mm, dual ball-bearing 120, dual ball bearing
Dimensions DxWxH (mm) 89 x 437 x 648 287.5 x 192 x 259
Weight 32.8 kg (76 lb) with 12 disks 7.97 kg (17.55 lb) without disks
Warranty 5 years, next business day hardware replacement support, 3 years (included)* 5 years, next business day hardware replacement support, 3 years (included)*
Available SKUs
Description SKU
ReadyDATA 516 Desktop Chassis RDD516-100
ReadyDATA 500 Disk Pack with 1 x 2TB SATA (LFF) HDD RDD1LT02-10000S
ReadyDATA 500 Disk Pack with 1 x 3TB SATA (LFF) HDD RDD1LT03-10000S
ReadyDATA 500 Disk Pack with 1 x 4TB SATA (LFF) HDD RDD1LT04-10000S
ReadyDATA 500 Disk Pack with 1 x 100GB MLC SSD RDD1SM01-10000S
ProSupport Service Packs Available (Priority Phone Number 24x7) PMB0313 OnCall 24x7, (1 Year)
PMB0333 OnCall 24x7, (3 Years)
PMB0353 OnCall 24x7, (5 Years)
PMPX1123-10000S - Extended Next Business Day Replacement
PSB 0304-10000S - Professional Setup and Configuration (Remote)
PSP 1104-10000S - Professional Setup and Configuration (Onsite)

Technical Specifications

Data Protection (Backup & Replication)
  • Hourly, Daily, Weekly scheduled block-based snapshots for Continuous Data Protection
  • Restore Snapshots to any point in time
  • Scheduled and manual snapshots
  • Encrypted Remote Replication
  • Cloud managed Remote Replication (ReadyDATA to ReadyDATA). No licenses required. Scheduled or continuous, including snapshot replication
  • Client backup target using CIFS, NFS, FTP or iSCSI
  • Supports Backup applications from Acronis, Quest, StorageCraft, Symantec, VEEAM
  • RAID Levels: 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50, 60
  • RAID Global Hot Spare
Storage Area Networks (SAN), Virtualization
  • Unlimited snapshots
  • Thin provisioning
  • SPC-3 Persistent Reservation (iSCSI)
  • MPIO (iSCSI)
  • MC/S (iSCSI)
  • VMware vSphere 5
  • Citrix XenServer 6
  • Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V
  • Windows Server 2008 Failover Clustering
  • Windows Server 2012
  • Intel Ivy Bridge Core i3-3220 3.3GHz dual core
  • 16GB ECC RAM
  • Dual Gigabit Ethernet ports with link aggregation and failover
  • LEDs: Power, Activity, Disk, Backup, LAN
  • Power cord localized to country of sale
  • Touch wheel navigation for boot menu
Advanced Data Management for Shares and LUNs
  • Multiple volume support for RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50, 60
  • Instant Provisioning / Instant expansion
  • Hot swappable disks
  • Hot spare disk support
  • SSD performance boost
  • Continuous Data Protection with Unlimited Snapshots
  • Compression and De-duplication
  • Thick and Thin Provisioning
File System & Transfer Protocols
  • NETGEAR ReadyDATA OS 1.x using ZFS
  • Copy-on-write filesystem with end-to-end data integrity
  • SMB v1/v2 for Windows
  • AFP 3.3 for Mac OS 9/X
  • NFS v2/v3 for Linux and UNIX
  • HTTP/S for web browsers
  • FTP/S
  • IPv6
  • SNMP
  • iSCSI target support for Windows, Mac and UNIX/Linux initiators
  • Secure Shell (SSH)
  • SSH File Transfer Protocol (SFTP)
  • Web Authoring (WebDAV)
  • Secure Sockets Layer (SSL)
  • Folder Level ACL Support
  • Advanced Folder Permissions with Subfolder ACL support for CIFS/SMB, AFP, FTP
  • Local users and Active Directory/Windows Domain support
  • Controller Authentication
  • CHAP authentication for iSCSI LUN Shares
  • Domain user login via CIFS/SMB, AFP, FTP
  • RAIDar local discovery agent (Windows/Mac)
  • Performance tuning options
  • Local Graphical User Interface (GUI) Languages: English, German, French, Chinese, Japanese
  • File Names: Unicode
  • Volume Management
  • Thin provision Shares and LUNs
  • Instant Provisioning/Expansion with data protection
  • Restore to factory default
  • Supported Operating Systems (Microsoft Windows Vista (32/64-bit), 7 (32/64-bit), 8 (32/64-bit), Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2/2012, Apple OS X, Linux/Unix, Solaris, Apple iOS, Google Android)
  • Supported Web Browsers (Microsoft Internet Exploer 9, Mozilla Firefox 14+, Google Chrome 18+, Apple Safari 2+)
System Monitoring
  • Device capacity, performance, resource and health monitoring
  • Disk Scrubbing
  • Email alerts and event logs
  • SNMP
Networking Protocols
  • TCP/IP
  • IPv4 / IPv6
  • DHCP or Static IP Address Assignment
  • Multiple IP Settings
  • DHCP Client
  • Link Aggregation IEEE 802.3ad
  • Port Trunking (balanced round robin, active backup, balance xor, broadcast, 802.3ad, link aggregation LACP, transmit load balancing, adaptive load balancing)
  • NTP server synchronization
  • LACP support for load balancing and failover
  • Virtual Network Interface Card (vNIC)
    1. VLAN Access
    2. IP Settings
    3. Performance throttling
  • Hash Types IEEE 802.3ad LACP or XOR (Layer 2, Layer3, Layer 4)
  • Jumbo Frames
  • Virtual LAN (VLAN)
  • SSH
  • SNMP v2, v3
  • Network Time Protocol (NTP)
  • ENGR 10049 EST Environmental Stress Test Guideline
  • ENGR 10045 EVT Engineering Validation Test Guideline
  • ENGR 10048 CVT Compliance Validation Test Guideline
  • ENGR 10046 SVT System Validation Test Guideline
  • ENGR 10023 HALT Highly Accelerated Life Test Guideline
  • ENGR 10036 CDG Component Derating Test Guideline
  • Noise levels: <28dBA
  • Operating Temperature: 0°-40° C
  • Operating Humidity: 5-95% relative humidity, non-condensing
  • UPS Support
  • Network UPS with SNMP Management
  • Wake on LAN
  • AC Input Power Voltage 100V to 240V
  • Power Frequency: 50Hz to 60Hz, Single Phase
  • Certification: FCC Class B, CE Class B, RoHS, VCCI Class B

*The 5-Year Hardware Warranty only covers hardware, fans, and internal power supplies, and does not include external power supplies or software. Hardware modifications or customization void the warranty. The warranty is only valid for the original purchaser and cannot be transferred.

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