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Designed for home users, the NETGEAR ReadyNAS Duo offers many powerful features, performance and hardware flexibility to cater to even the savviest users storage needs.

Traditionally, a networked-attached storage (NAS) is used by SMBs (Small and Medium Businesses) and even MNCs (Multi-National Companies) for its ease of deployment, expandability and managability. With the growing number of multi-PC networked homes, it is no wonder manufacturers are coming up with highly affordable and feature-rich NAS devices. These will appeal to this growing group of users.

For those who are unfamiliar, a NAS is simply a hard disk connected and accessible via the network infrastructure. This makes it a central storage point for connected users (clients). It is similar to a File Server but without the bulk and extensive maintenance requirements of a server. It still has an operating system and will have a variety of features. The device usually contains one or more hard disks, which is often arranged into logical, redundant storage containers and for multiple hard drive setups configured using RAID (Redundant Array of Inexpensive Disks).

The NETGEAR ReadyNAS Duo is the latest addition to the already award-winning ReadyNAS range of advanced network storage devices. It is specifically targeted for home users and compatible with both Windows or Macintosh computers connected on the network.

Check out the ReadyNAS Duo specifications and features

Memory 256 MB PC2700 DDR-SDRAM SO-DIMM, Embedded
  64 MB flash memory for OS
Connectors 3x USB 2.0, 10/100/1000 Ethernet, 2x Serial ATA
Volume Management Journaled file system, User, group, and share-level
  quotas, Drive set can be removed and migrated to
  ReadyNAS NV+ or 1100
Media Streaming DLNA Compatible UPnP AV, Logitech Squeezebox,
  Sonos Digital Music Center, Network DVD player
   compatible, Windows MCE compatible, Sony
  Playstation 3, Microsoft Xbox 360
Network File Services CIFS/SMB for Windows, AFP 3.1 for Mac OS 9/X,
  NFS v2 / v3 for Linux and UNIX, HTTP/S for web
  browsers, FTP/S support, RSYNC
Network Security Encrypted network logins, SSL
Network Options DHCP or static IP, NTP
System Management Performance options, Device status, Email alerts
  and event logs, Command Line SSH access
Backup Integrated Backup Manager, Programmable
  backup button, Backup to/from CIFS/NFS/FTP/HTTP,
  Backup to/from USB disks
Power consumption 35W typical (with 2x 500GB disks)
Dimension 142 x 101 x 222mm
Weight 2.07kg

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