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NETGEAR(R) ReadyNAS(TM) Duo Wins a '100 Best Products of 2008 Award' From PC World
Jun 09, 2008 (08:06 AM EDT)


SANTA CLARA, Calif., June 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- NETGEAR, Inc. http://www.pcworld.com/article/id,146161/article.html , a worldwide provider of technologically advanced, branded networking products, today announced that the NETGEAR ReadyNAS(TM) Duo Home Media Server has been honored by PC World with a 100 Best Products of 2008 Award. This is the second year running that a member of the ReadyNAS product line has been recognized as one of the "100 Best Products" by PC World. The article, in which the PC World editors announced their list of the 100 best technology products available today, can be viewed at and will also be featured in the July 2008 issue of PC World.

The NETGEAR ReadyNAS Duo Home Media Server, which was selected by PC World as the top network-attached storage device in a recent roundup of NAS devices, is an intelligent award-winning network storage solution that enables prosumers and consumers to centralize, organize and serve digital media throughout the home to a growing variety of network-attached devices including Windows- and Macintosh-based computers, digital media receivers, and game consoles.

The respected 100 Best Products Awards honor products that meld practical features with innovation and reflect the rapidly changing technology marketplace. To select the winners, PC World's editors examined hundreds of products, including those that have appeared in the magazine over the past 12 months. The 100 winning products and services were selected for their exemplary design and usability, features, performance, and innovation.

"These awards go to the best technology products we've seen in the last 12 months," stated Edward N. Albro, editor of PC World. "Our editors looked at hundreds of hardware, software and Web products to compile this list of outstanding performers. Congratulations to the NETGEAR ReadyNAS Duo."

"We are thrilled to have the ReadyNAS Duo ranked as the only NAS device to be included in PC World's list of top technology products. This award validates our efforts to provide users with an affordable, easy-to-use, feature-rich network attached storage solution that enables them to store, secure and share valuable digital content like never before," stated Sam Feng, director of product marketing for NETGEAR storage products. "With prosumers and consumers amassing ever-increasing amounts of digital data and multimedia content, storage solutions that enable the centralized storage and sharing of that content are becoming critical components of the home network. In addition to enabling the sharing of digital content with family and friends, the ReadyNAS Duo also provides business-class protection against data loss from hard drive failure with automated data mirroring to an optional second hard drive."

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, and ReadyNAS 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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