Netgear Updates ReadyNAS Line
By Doug Olenick On Jul 19 2010 - 2:42pm
SAN JOSE, CALIF. — Netgear latest
upgrade of its ReadyNAS storage line
features TiVo compatibility.
The three-SKU ReadyNAS networked-
attached storage drives can
stream HD content to any TiVo box in
the house, the company said, alleviating
any storage limits of the TiVo device
The ReadyNAS devices come in
two-, four- and six-bay configurations
with each bay capable of holding a 2TB
The six-bay ReadyNAS Ultra 6 can
be purchased without any included
drives for $899 or with three 2TB drives
for $1,349. The Ultra 4 is $599 drive-less
and $800 with two 2TB drives. These are
now available for pre-order from Amazon
with shipment slated for mid July.
The Ultra 2 will ship in October; pricing
and configuration were not available.
The ReadyNAS comes with Skifta media-shifting software, which Netgear said allows users to consolidate all their media on the servers and shift them to any device using the network. This works in conjunction with the included transcoding software that automatically formats and sizes streaming video for mobile devices and browsers.