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NetGear has made a name for itself in home and SMB networking. The ReadyNAS 2312 offers decent price performance for SMBs and remote office deployments. Think of it as a solid unit, with a few special tools – like a fast Ethernet interface – made by a name you can trust.
To be sure, ReadyNAS 2312 lacks the feature set needed by larger enterprises. It lacks the heft and capacity needed for the largest outfits, yet it’s price is not too demanding either. A worthy “mid range” pick in the NAS market.
NetGear (NASDAQ: NTGR) is a provider of networking devices for small businesses, the smart home and online game play. As well as networking, it offers storage and security solutions that are said to lack the cost and complexity of big IT operations.
NetGear boasts that its ReadyNAS 2312 is the “industry’s first 1U 12-bay high-density network storage solution.” It promises high-performance with a quad gigabit Ethernet interface, plus five levels of data protection and automated backup and disaster recovery. It can be used by small enterprises or SMBs, and it includes RAID protection for high availability.
- Intel Atom C3538 Quad Core Processor
- 2 GB DDR4 RAM
- Hot swappable drives
- 2 rear USB 3.0 ports
- 5-year warranty
- Compatible with VMware vSphere ESXi 6.0
- 1U 12-bay
RAID/Data Protection features:
- Automated disaster recovery
- ReadyDR, a block level disaster recovery solution
- Unlimited snapshots
Storage Saving Features:
- Thin provisioning
Data Management features:
- Insight app managed, same management tool for all other NetGear Business products.
Full system setup takes fifteen minutes, including setting up user credentials.
“Easy to install, configure and operate,” said a director of sales in the communications industry.
90-day free technical support by phone, mail and chat. Additional support contracts are available for purchase.
Five-year hardware warranty, the longest in the industry.
RR2312 is designed to support 12 TB HDDs but performance will be in SATA ranges.
Markets and Use Cases:
- RR2312 is ideal for small businesses that need to store critical data.
- Schools, municipal governments, and creative agencies for data archiving.
- NETGEAR has 10Gig models that are ideal for file serving, on-line editing for the creative agencies.
Rackmounted hardware, with software built in, and additional software and services that can be added on later. Form factor: 1U rack-mount Media: SATA 3.5″ HDDs or SSDs.
$1,599.99 and up ($1,499 without HDDs).
NetGear ReadyNAS 2312
|Capacity||Up to 120 TB|
|IOPS/rpm||7,200 rpm HDDs|
|Media||HDDs/ some SDDs|
|Price||Starting at $1,599|
|Differentiator||Good for home, SMB|