Hands-on: The ReadyNAS NV+ provides serious storage for prosumers

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Netgear's latest NAS system provides four bays for up to 4TB of easy-to-access storage.

Netgear is well known for its line-up of wireless routers, adapters, gateways and print servers, but the company has made serious inroads into the network attached storage (NAS) arena as well. The company recently released two new versions of its ReadyNAS prosumer systems: the DUO, which includes two drive bays and options for RAID 0 and RAID 1; and the NV+, which has four drive bays and adds the capability for RAID 5. I received the latter model for review.

Netgear ReadyNAS NV+
Netgear ReadyNAS NV+

You can buy the ReadyNAS NV+ with no drives included for $350; adding two 1TB drives brings the price to $650, while filling all of the unit's four bays to a preconfigured 4TB caps it at $900.

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