March 23, 2009 13:11 ET

NETGEAR's ReadyNAS Duo Brings the 'Ultimate NAS Experience' to Home Users

NETGEAR's storage product awarded 'Best Buy' and 'Editor's Choice' by Personal Computer World

BRACKNELL, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - March 23, 2009) -

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The ReadyNAS Duo from leading networking and storage vendor, NETGEAR, has been awarded the highly-acclaimed 'Best Buy' and 'Editor's Choice' awards from Personal Computer World, a key source for independent computer advice. NETGEAR's popular storage solution was awarded full marks for features and performance, reaching the maximum score of 5 stars. These awards follow the recent 'Recommended' accolade which NETGEAR's ReadyNAS Pro received from TrustedReviews.

In its summary, the ReadyNAS Duo was described as having "a mountain of useful features with excellent performance and a great price", with the reviewer stating there were no cons to speak of. Particular praise was given to its "excellent power management" and "top notch PS3 and Xbox 360 playback."

The group test concludes by describing NETGEAR's solution as "breezing through" the magazine's media streaming tests, in particular its fast forward high-definition video test that "threw a spanner in the works with other NAS boxes". Furthermore, the ReadyNAS Duo was praised for its "excellent set of hardcore Nas features", including FTP, print and personal web servers.

The ReadyNAS Duo was also celebrated for its energy efficiency. With the ReadyNAS Duo's scheduled on/off feature, NETGEAR enables the user to lower electricity bills without needing to turn the device off manually.

Mark Power, Managing Director, NETGEAR UK&I, commented: "With households now boasting a multitude of computing and streaming devices, it is essential that files and data are readily accessible by each user. Without the right solution, storing and locating it all can become tiresome and extremely time-consuming. These awards highlight NETGEAR's commitment to helping improve the wireless and storage experiences of the home user, and underline the performance and feature-rich product line which NETGEAR endeavours to bring to its customers."

Designed for homes with more than one computer, the ReadyNAS Duo comes in a desktop form supporting up to two hot-swappable disk drives and three models; an empty chassis for users to add their own drives, or preloaded with capacities of 500GB or 1TB with a spare bay to add an extra drive for redundancy. ReadyNAS enables users to securely store, share and protect files across a LAN or WAN, guard against disk failures, and grow capacity on the fly.

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