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NETGEAR(R) ReadyNAS(TM) NV+ Receives PC Magazine Editors' Choice Award for Delivering an Excellent Combination of Small-Business RAID, Gigabit Throughput and Home-Oriented Media Features
Nov 20, 2007 (08:11 AM EST)

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Nov. 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- NETGEAR(R), Inc.,2704,2205366,00.asp , a worldwide provider of technologically advanced, branded networking products, announced that its ReadyNAS(TM) NV+, a powerful, value-packed network attached storage device for small businesses and "prosumers," received the Editors' Choice Award in a recent product review published by PC Magazine. The article, which can be viewed at , praised the ReadyNAS NV+ for its speed, ease-of-use and integration, scalability, system monitoring capabilities, and substantial storage capacity.

"The product has several outstanding points," wrote PC Magazine Lead Analyst Oliver Rist in the article. "Hefty storage that's easily expandable is one -- you're not locked in to the drives that came with the device. Speed is another -- the NV+ is fast. Real fast. It can actually make all this newfangled media-serving stuff work, and that's truly impressive."

According to the article, the ReadyNAS NV+ is a good fit for small businesses. "Setup, for example, can integrate the device into an environment with just one PC, a small workgroup, or a home setup where the PCs see each other but there's no central server. The NAS can also integrate directly under an Active Directory (AD) domain, which is how most small business networks run." Rist continued, "Overall, I thought this product was elegant and well thought out," and adds, "For small business use, I've yet to see a better all-around NAS box -- period."

"We are thrilled to have our ReadyNAS NV+ so highly regarded by PC Magazine because it validates our efforts to provide the best-in-class NAS solution for small and medium businesses and 'prosumers,'" said Sam Feng, Director of Product Marketing for NETGEAR's Network Storage Business. "NETGEAR has always been focused on delivering the industry's most feature-rich, value-packed network infrastructure solutions for the SMB sector, which gives us a unique understanding of the demands and requirements of SMB users and their IT environments. Our ReadyNAS family of products delivers a critical combination of robust feature offerings and ease-of-use, along with being well-built and class-leading in terms of performance."


NETGEAR ReadyNAS(TM) is a smart network attached storage server that combines robust file serving, support for access by multiple operating systems, and data redundancy with out-of-box ease of deployment and web-based management.

The ReadyNAS product family includes: -- RND4000 ReadyNAS NV+ 4-Bay Gigabit Desktop Network Storage (no drives included); -- RND4250 ReadyNAS NV+ 1TB Gigabit Desktop Network Storage (includes two 500GB SATA drives); -- RND4425 ReadyNAS NV+ 1TB Gigabit Desktop Network Storage (includes four 250GB SATA drives); -- RND4275 ReadyNAS NV+ 1.5TB Gigabit Desktop Network Storage (includes two 750GB SATA drives); -- RND4450 ReadyNAS NV+ 2TB Gigabit Desktop Network Storage (includes four 500GB SATA drives); -- RNR4450 ReadyNAS 1100 2TB Dual Gigabit Rackmount Network Storage (includes four 500GB SATA drives); -- RNR4475 ReadyNAS 1100 3TB Dual Gigabit Rackmount Network Storage (includes four 750GB SATA drives):

The NETGEAR ReadyNAS is packed with high-end storage server features including hardware accelerated RAID 0, 1, 5, and X-RAID(TM), ensuring full data redundancy with protection against hardware failure, hot-swappable hard disks, built-in backup manager, system monitoring and automatic alerting capabilities. In addition, the ReadyNAS products support Gigabit Ethernet networking, UPnP AV multimedia access, HTTP/S remote access, FTP/S transfers, SSL and ACL security, and multiple USB ports.

Each of the ReadyNAS products, which supports up to four SATA drives, provides users with up to three terabytes (3000 GB) of raw storage, making them ideal solutions for the growing data storage needs of today's small- and mid-sized businesses. NETGEAR's ReadyNAS products incorporate patent-pending X-RAID(TM) technology that automates the volume expansion and maintains data redundancy for the user as additional hard drives are added to the ReadyNAS system, enabling users to add additional hard disks over time without having to reconfigure the system or shuffle data.

The NETGEAR ReadyNAS products are backed by a five-year hardware warranty and are immediately available via leading direct marketers, e-commerce sites and value added resellers at list prices starting at $1099.

About NETGEAR, Inc.

NETGEAR designs technologically advanced, branded networking products that address the specific needs of small and medium business and home users. The Company's product offerings enable users to share Internet access, peripherals, files, digital multimedia content and applications among multiple personal computers and other Internet-enabled devices. NETGEAR is headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif. For more information, visit the company's Web site at or call (408) 907-8000.

(C) 2007 NETGEAR, Inc. NETGEAR(R), the NETGEAR Logo, ReadyNAS and X-RAID are trademarks or registered trademarks of NETGEAR, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. Other brand and product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders. Information is subject to change without notice. All rights reserved. Actual data throughput will vary from maximum signal rates stipulated. Network conditions and environmental factors, including volume of network traffic, building materials and construction, and network overhead, lower actual data throughput.

Safe Harbor Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 for NETGEAR, Inc.:

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Specifically, statements concerning the expected performance characteristics, specifications, market acceptance, market growth, specific uses, user feedback and market position of NETGEAR's ReadyNAS storage products and technology are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Safe Harbor. These statements are based on management's current expectations and are subject to certain risks and uncertainties, including, without limitation, the following: the actual price, performance and ease of use of NETGEAR's ReadyNAS family of products may not met the price, performance and ease of use requirements of customers, product performance may be adversely affected by real world operating conditions, new viruses or Internet threats may develop that challenge the effectiveness of security features in NETGEAR's products, the ability of NETGEAR to market and sell its products and technology, the impact and pricing of competing products and the introduction of alternative technological solutions. Further information on potential risk factors that could affect NETGEAR and its business are detailed in the Company's periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including, but not limited to, those risks and uncertainties listed in the section entitled "Part II - Item 1A. Risk Factors," pages 27 through 38, in the Company's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended September 30, 2007, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on November 9, 2007. NETGEAR undertakes no obligation to release publicly any revisions to any forward-looking statements contained herein to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.

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