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NETGEAR(R) ReadyNAS(TM) Duo Named Best Buy and Selected as Top Network-Attached Storage Device by PC World
May 20, 2008 (08:05 AM EDT)


SANTA CLARA, Calif., May 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- NETGEAR, Inc. http://www.pcworld.com/article/id,145158/article.html , a worldwide provider of technologically advanced, branded networking solutions, today announced that the NETGEAR ReadyNAS(TM) Duo Home Media Server topped the competition in a roundup of new network-attached storage (NAS) devices published by PC World. The article, which can be viewed at , praised the ReadyNAS Duo for its "home-friendly" feature set, ease-of-use, affordability, sturdy construction, and superior performance.

As a result of the testing conducted during the NAS roundup, the ReadyNAS Duo earned first place and the Best Buy designation on PC World's chart of Top 5 Network-Attached Storage Drives. NETGEAR's business-class ReadyNAS NV+ holds the second-place ranking on the PC World Top 5 chart.

"The Duo sailed through our performance trials, finishing all but one test at record speeds, beating even the (ReadyNAS) NV+, our previous NAS-device performance champ," wrote Darren Gladstone, senior editor at PC World. "This handsome unit has sturdy construction, with easy-to-access drive bays. Pop in a second drive, and by default the Duo will mirror the primary drive's contents to the second drive. An extra boon: the device stores its operating system in flash memory, so you could replace the primary drive with a larger one."

"We're very excited to have both our consumer-focused ReadyNAS Duo and business-class ReadyNAS NV+ ranked as the top two network-attached storage devices by PC World," stated Sam Feng, director of product marketing for NETGEAR storage products. "The results published in the article validate our efforts to deliver to consumers an affordable, easy-to-use, high-performance data storage and media server solution. The ReadyNAS Duo is a robust NAS solution that not only enables users to store, share and protect valuable digital content from across the home network, but also serves as a media streaming device that can serve digital videos, music and photographs to game consoles and set-top boxes, making it an ideal all-in-one storage and server solution for today's digitally connected home."

The NETGEAR ReadyNAS Duo, which is housed in a strong metal chassis to add an extra layer of protection for consumers' valuable digital content, is backed by a three-year hardware warranty and is available via leading retailers, direct marketers, e-commerce sites and value added resellers at a retail price in the U.S. starting at $399 including one 500GB drive.

The ReadyNAS family of network attached storage solutions includes: -- RND2150 ReadyNAS Duo 500GB Home Media Server (includes one 500GB SATA drive); -- RND2175 ReadyNAS Duo 750GB Home Media Server (includes one 750GB SATA drive); -- RND2110 ReadyNAS Duo 1TB Home Media Server (includes one 1TB SATA drive); -- 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); -- RND4210 ReadyNAS NV+ 2TB Gigabit Desktop Network Storage (includes two 1TB SATA drives); -- RND4475 ReadyNAS NV+ 3TB Gigabit Desktop Network Storage (includes four 750GB SATA drives); -- RND4410 ReadyNAS NV+ 4TB Gigabit Desktop Network Storage (includes four 1TB SATA drives); -- RNR4410 ReadyNAS 1100 4TB Dual Gigabit Rackmount Network Storage (includes four 1TB SATA drives); -- RNR4475 ReadyNAS 1100 3TB Dual Gigabit Rackmount Network Storage (includes four 750GB SATA drives); -- RNR4450 ReadyNAS 1100 2TB Dual Gigabit Rackmount Network Storage (includes four 500GB SATA drives);

About NETGEAR, Inc.

NETGEAR (NASDAQGM: NTGR) designs technologically advanced, branded networking solutions 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. As an ENERGY STAR(R) partner, NETGEAR offers products that prevent greenhouse gas emissions by meeting strict energy-efficiency specifications set by the U.S. government. NETGEAR is headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif. For more information, visit the company's Web site at http://www.netgear.com or call (408) 907-8000.

(C) 2008 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 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 products may not meet 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 23 through 34, in the Company's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended March 30, 2008, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on May 9, 2008. 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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