NETGEAR storage systems store, share and protect data for home or business users. It’s a great way to centralize files, share them between computers and even automatically back up to an offsite location!
One brand that has probably the longest history in network solutions is Netgear – pretty much ANYONE has heard of them, whether it was because your first switch/router came from them, or because they have such a squeaky clean reputation. The NAS solutions, much like Buffalo, are very industry-focused, but arriving with a few more features in the GUI department than them. Also arriving with pre-populated options and a diverse warranty structure, they do give alot to business users. They may seem a little ‘blah’, but what they lack in sizzle, they make up for in sausage.
PROS of Netgear NAS
Huge Mac and Windows Support
Fantastic Network configuration options
rugged and sturdy metal design
Often longer warranties than other brands like-for-like
Can be purchased pre-populated, so warranties are all covering
Supports usual RAID levels, as well as X-RAID and X-RAID 2 – Expandable RAID volumes not unlike SHR
Desktop and Rackmount options
CONS of Netgear NAS
High price Tag
Despite Business targeting, very poor support of 10GBe
Small App selection
Limited User Interface
REALLY confusing range
Not designed for a newbie – and larger units may need a dedicated IT guy
High power consumption and not the quietest
Home Networking Products Often at the forefront of home computer networking technology, Netgear offers exciting entertainment possibilities for home networking. Using NETGEAR’s storage devices, routers and other equipment as part of their home computer network, clients can create an integrated entertainment center. By connecting home theatre systems, stereo equipment and portable devices to the wired or wireless home network, home computing enthusiasts can create their own custom entertainment suites.
Business Networking Products For over ten years, they've been delivering a continuous stream of innovative networking products that deliver style, ease-of-use, value, performance, security, and reliability. For businesses, NETGEAR provides networking, storage and security solutions without the cost and complexity of big IT.