NETGEAR Sets New Performance Standard for Networked Attached Storage with ReadyNAS 212 and 214

Posted by: at 8/08/2016 06:02:00 am


~Offers real-time transcoding capability on a quad-core ARM platform~

 New Delhi, India : August 8, 2016:  NETGEAR®, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTGR) (www.netgear.com), a global networking company that delivers innovative products to consumers, businesses and service providers, announces the launch of  its ReadyNAS® 210 Series of world-class Network Attached Storage (NAS) devices for home and home office networks with new two- and four-bay models in India.

NETGEAR Sets New Performance Standard for Networked Attached Storage with ReadyNAS 212 and 214
NETGEAR Sets New Performance Standard for Networked Attached Storage with ReadyNAS 212 and 214

 RN 214
NETGEAR Sets New Performance Standard for Networked Attached Storage with ReadyNAS 212 and 214




RN 212
NETGEAR Sets New Performance Standard for Networked Attached Storage with ReadyNAS 212 and 214


Based on a quad-core 1.4GHz ARM Cortex processor, ReadyNAS 212 (RN212) (www.netgear.com/ReadyNAS212) and ReadyNAS 214 (RN214) (www.netgear.com/ReadyNAS214) sets a new standard for consumer NAS by delivering real-time 1080p high-definition video transcoding so you can view your HD content on any screen, anywhere at home and over the Internet. ReadyNAS 212 and 214 are the first ARM-based designs to deliver that capability in a cost-effective storage solution. As a result, ReadyNAS 212 and 214 offer the best performance in their value class for storing, streaming, transcoding, and protecting all your precious photos, videos and files.

ReadyNAS 212 and 214 are the only consumer NAS to offer a combination of real-time 1080p HD streaming and transcoding (MPEG4, H.264 and other popular CODECs), wire-speed anti-virus scanning with near-zero loss of throughput, and up to double the throughput with dual Ethernet interfaces in Link Aggregation mode. They are the obvious choice for media enthusiasts, photo hobbyists, and home power users with lots of HD multimedia files to store and retrieve.

ReadyNAS 212 and 214 are the fastest consumer NAS devices in the market, delivering up to 200MBps/read (megabytes per second) and 160MBps/write throughput. As more 802.11ac WiFi devices are connected to the home network, the one gigabit-per-second speed of an Ethernet port has increasingly become a bottleneck. ReadyNAS 212 and 214 offer you the option of connecting the second Ethernet port on your ReadyNAS in a Link Aggregation mode with a NETGEAR Nighthawk® X8 AC5300 Smart WiFi Router (R8500), or NETGEAR ProSAFE® Gigabit Smart Switch, or an IEEE 802.3ad compliant network device. This “port trunking” capability means that ReadyNAS 212 and 214 can deliver up to twice the throughput compared to a single Ethernet cable connection.

Subhodeep Bhattacharya, Regional Director – India and SAARC, NETGEAR said“NETGEAR ReadyNAS is the undisputed choice in storage for streaming, transcoding video, and protecting your data. If you are serious about storing, streaming and sharing HD multimedia content, then ReadyNAS 212 and 214 offers you the most cost-effective storage option in the market today”. Further, he added, “whether your priority is speed, data protection, or ease of use, there’s just not another NAS that offers this price / performance combination”.

With ReadyNAS 212 and 214, you can build your personal cloud for easily accessing and sharing your precious personal files from any device in your home or remotely from anywhere in the world, with no subscription fee. The free NETGEAR ReadyCLOUD® app for PCs and the mobile apps for iOS and Android™ enable you to have a private and secure cloud running exclusively from your ReadyNAS 212 and 214. You can easily and automatically upload media content such as photos from your mobile device to your personal cloud, even editing and sharing files stored at home while you’re on the move, as ReadyCLOUD can be accessed anytime, anywhere, and from virtually any connected device.

ReadyCLOUD for ReadyNAS 212 and 214 is the only personal cloud that embeds a VPN tunnel with zero-configuration setup while offering access, sharing and synchronization capabilities. You can easily sync folders between your ReadyNAS and PCs, and also benefit from Time Machine backup support for all the Macs® in your home.

ReadyNAS 212 and 214 keeps your files, photos and videos safe, private, and in their original state. Like other products in the ReadyNAS 200 Series, ReadyNAS 212 and 214 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 operating system offering 5 levels of data 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.

Summary of ReadyNAS 212 and 214 features and benefits:

·         High performance ARM Cortex A15 1.4GHz quad-core processor

·         1080p HD real-time streaming and transcoding (VC, MP4, MPEG4, H.264) to 480p for mobile devices

·         Near-zero loss of throughput during built-in anti-virus scanning

·         2GB of onboard RAM

·         Two Gigabit Ethernet Ports with Link Aggregation

·         Three SuperSpeed USB 3.0 ports and one eSATA port

·         Up to 200MBps* read and 160MBps* write speeds in a RAID configuration

·         Professional-grade BTRFS file system

·         5-level data protection offering RAID data redundancy, automatic backup, unlimited snapshots, bitrot prevention, and cloud resource

·         Powerful desktop apps for complete file syncing and automatic backup

·         Time Machine® backup for all the Mac® s in your home

·         Ease of use features such as one-click file sharing via a web link

·         Media serving with DLNA® , iTunes® and popular third-party streaming applications such as Plex

·         Free mobile apps for anywhere cloud access and photo backup

·         Expandable capacity up to 12TB for the 2-bay model and 24 TB for the 4-bay model

·         Disk spin-down for energy savings

Pricing and Availability

The NETGEAR RN212 is priced at INR 30,698 while RN214 is priced at INR 38,396.  Backed by 3 years warranty, the NETGEAR RN212 and RN214 are available through authorized NETGEAR partners and other reseller channels and retail partners in India. For more information on RN212 and RN214, visit

NETGEAR ReadyNAS 212

NETGEAR ReadyNAS 214

Learn more about the entire ReadyNAS product family for Connected Storage at www.netgear.com/readynas-for-home



About NETGEAR, Inc.

NETGEAR (NASDAQ: NTGR) is a global networking company that delivers innovative products to consumers, businesses and service providers. The Company's products are built on a variety of proven technologies such as wireless, Ethernet and powerline, with a focus on reliability and ease-of-use. The product line consists of wired and wireless devices that enable networking, broadband access and network connectivity. These products are available in multiple configurations to address the needs of the end-users in each geographic region in which the Company's products are sold. NETGEAR products are sold in approximately 39,000 retail locations around the globe, and through approximately 31,000 value-added resellers. The company's headquarters are in San Jose, Calif., with additional offices in approximately 25 countries. More information is available at http://investor.netgear.com or by calling (408) 907-8000. Connect with NETGEAR at www.twitter.com/NETGEAR and www.facebook.com/NETGEAR.


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