Netgear introduced a little industrial chic to their Network Attached Storage (NAS) range at IFA 2007 with the ReadyNAS NV+; up to 2TB of X-RAID protected backup, in the shape of a hot-swappable quad-caddy drive.
Check out the exclusive SlashGear video of the Netgear ReadyNAS after the cut
Aimed at home offices, small businesses and workgroups, the ReadyNAS has gigabit ethernet, hardware RAID controller, system monitoring services and automatic backup, all in a box just 8-inches tall.
X-RAID is Netgear's version of the industry standard RAID; it much simplifies setup, with new drives being automatically populated as they're added. That way you can start off with a single hard-drive and add to the ReadyNAS as you can afford more, without needing to do a complete re-backup of all your systems.
Mac, Windows and Linux compatibility is a given, as is the facility to have the ReadyNAS act as a print server. There's also one-button backup of the unit to an external, USB attached drive to make off-site backup easy. Available in two 1TB setups (4 x 250GB drives or 2 x 500GB drives) and a 2TB unit (4 x 500GB drives) it's available now.