Netgear adds ReadyNAS 716 desktop NAS device

Netgear on Monday announced the release of ReadyNAS 716 (RN716X), the world’s fastest desktop network attached storage (NAS) device.

ReadyNAS 716 is designed to offer a maximum capacity of 24TB (up to 84TB with expansion chassis). The company says the six-bay ReadyNAS 716 enables easy storage and extreme throughput for businesses and campus environments supporting up to 500 concurrent users. Providing up to 10GE throughput, ReadyNAS 716 is capable of simultaneously streaming multiple large uncompressed Blu-ray files, said Netgear in a statement.

The custom-built ReadyNAS OS protects stored data with X-RAID2 automatic expansion and features continuous data protection through unlimited snapshots, easy disaster recovery with cloud-managed replication, and native threat protection with real-time anti-virus.


ReadyNAS 716 offers the highest performance in the desktop category with 16GB ECC memory — more than any desktop NAS on the market — and features ReadyCLOUD technology for cloud-based set-up, provisioning, and full file management from any browser.

In addition, the new NAS supports 10GE infrastructures, making it ideal for streaming multiple HD videos concurrently to different media clients – whether it’s 85 streams for a college seminar, 25 streams to a kindergarten class, or three uncompressed Blu-ray files.

The price of ReadyNAS 716 is $4,500 in the U.S.

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