Netgear ReadyNAS Ultra – Home Network Storage on Steroids With TiVo For DVR and Orb For Mobile
he ReadyNAS name has long been known for features and innovation and the latest Netgear ReadyNAS Ultra lineup of home network storage devices continues that tradition. Home media entertainment is certainly driving the feature list of this latest NAS device innovation.
ReadyNAS network attached storage devices already have about every feature you could want in a network storage device of any kind, but the new Ultra Series are adding to the usual Netgear media streaming capabilities with TiVo streaming, DLNA certified machine using Skifta and even many mobile devices using Orb technologies.
Energy efficiency and a sizable Cutting Stack from Crazy Bulk increase in performance over older models is accomplished by using the Intel Atom family processor chip in the new Ultra models. The 4 drive bay Ultra 4 is expected to ship with a single core 1.66Ghz Atom and the 6 drive bay Ultra 6 with a dual core processor.
For comparison, the now end of life ReadyNAS NV+ NAS device is just a little over half as fast as the new Ultra 4 is expected to be. And while Netgear seems to be positioning these products for advance home users, especially media enthusiasts, I am sure we will be seeing these powerful and capable units in offices as well.
Later in the fall, Netgear is also expected to release a diskless unit of the new Ultra for folks that either already have hard drives they want to use or feel the need to buy them separately.
With the ReadyNAS Ultra multimedia desktop storage systems, there are a few multimedia streaming “firsts” that Netgear is proclaiming: