We reviewed the ReadyNAS 312 (one of the entry-level members) in Netgear's x86 NAS lineup last week. Netgear's ReadyNAS introductions this year were covered earlier in March. Today, Netgear is expanding the lineup based on ReadyNAS OS 6.x with the 6-bay RN716x. 10 GbE capabilities have been restricted to rackmount units so far, but we are seeing vendors slowly recognize the scope for those capabilities in the desktop / tower form-factor. QNAP launched its TS-x70 series last month and touted its 10 GbE-readiness. By default, those units come with dual GbE cards in the expansion slot making for a total of four GbE ports in each unit. Netgear is going one step further with the RN716 by bundling a dual 10 GbE card in the...

Netgear ReadyNAS 312 2-bay SMB / SOHO NAS Review

x86-based NAS units targeting SMB consumers are usually of the 4-bay or more variety. However, there is a growing market for 2-bay high-performance units. Almost all major NAS vendors...

18 by Ganesh T S on 11/11/2013

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