New York - Netgear today introduced two network-attached storage (NAS) produced designed to allow consumers to create their own private Cloud.
The ReadyNAS Duo and ReadyNAS NV+ are two- and four-bay NAS devices shipping on Nov. 13 for the consumer and SO/HO markets.
The Duo will carry a starting price of $199 for the SKU that does not contain a hard drive; the 1TB version will be $269 and $299 for the model that comes with 2TB of storage.
The NV+ is $399 with no drive, $499 with 2TB, and 4TB for $599.
Both models differ only in the number of bays that are included. The models powered by a Marvell 1.6GHz processor have a steel chassis, 256MB of memory, USB 2.0 and 3.0 ports and secure remote access.
This last feature is part of Netgear's private Cloud initiative: Consumers have direct access to the content stored on the NAS via a remote-access app for mobile devices. They can also share the content directly with others by emailing a URL that will give these people access to the public folders on the NAS.