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NETGEAR ReadyDATA 516 Series
Unified Network Storage

NETGEAR ReadyDATA 516 Series

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ReadyDATA 516 Desktop Chassis
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ReadyDATA 500 Disk Pack with 1 x 3TB SATA (LFF) HDD
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ReadyDATA 516 (diskless)


  • Includes full set of enterprise storage features: thin provisioning, compression and de-duplication of block (SAN) and file (NAS) data
  • Replication for block and file data
  • Unlimited snapshots for block and file data
  • 6-bay desktop NAS (max. capacity of 24TB)
  • 2X 1Gb Ethernet ports and ability to mix SATA and SSD drives

ReadyDATA 516 Disk Packs


  • ReadyDATA 516 supports SATA and SSD drives
  • Optimize the ratio of performance to capacity by mixing drive types within a volume
  • Only ReadyDATA disk packs from NETGEAR are recognized by ReadyDATA 516

For meeting the differing needs of specific applications, ReadyDATA 516 users can mix-and match SATA and SSD drives within volumes to provide a stunning boost to performance and flexible capacity.

ReadyDATA 516 is available as a diskless chassis (RDD516). Only pre-certified disk packs from NETGEAR are compatible with ReadyDATA storage devices. For your convenience, NETGEAR offers a wide variety of disk types, capacity and speeds.

SKU #/Size/Speed Type
RDD1LT02 1 x 2TB (LFF) HDD SATA Drive Pack
RDD1LT03 1 x 3TB (LFF) HDD SATA Drive Pack
RDD1LT04 1 x 4TB (LFF) HDD SATA Drive Pack
RDD1SM01 1 x 100GB MLC SSD Drive Pack

Liberate enterprise storage technology from the datacenter

As the first ReadyDATA device in desktop form, ReadyDATA 516 is packed with enterprise-class technology and delivered with ease-of-use features that enable small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) to effectively use them. ReadyDATA 516 (RDD516) enables comprehensive edge-to-core data protection when used in tandem with a ReadyDATA 5200 (2U rackmount) or additional ReadyDATA 516s. It is significantly less expensive and dramatically easier to use than comparable enterprise-class offerings.

ReadyDATA 516 ships with a full suite of advanced features such as block-level replication, deduplication, and thin provisioning. With a maximum capacity of 24TB the performance boost that comes from supporting a mix of SSD and SATA drives within a volume, ReadyDATA redefines the concept of storage for small and medium businesses and remote offices/branch offices (ROBO).

Never before have so many features come standard on an enterprise-class storage device, especially one with a price tag that is comfortable for even the smallest of IT organizations. The ReadyDATA 516 is easy-to-use unified storage from NETGEAR designed to address serious data management issues with a single system.

Common challenges the ReadyDATA 516 is built to address include:

  • Efficiently managing rampant data growth with technology like deduplication and compression
  • Designing simple and cost-effective disaster recovery plans with included block-level replication
  • Easily transitioning to virtualized infrastructures with iSCSI, thin provisioning and virtual networking
In addition to being simple for IT professionals to use, the all-inclusive feature set and simplified packaging of disk components make ReadyDATA an easy solution to sell for PowerShift partners. Build managed backup solutions based on ReadyDATA technology and protect data for customers, large and small.

Peak Performance
For meeting the differing needs of specific applications, ReadyDATA 516 users can mix-and match SATA and SSD drives within volumes to provide a stunning boost to performance and flexible capacity.

2x1 1GbE ports and virtual network interface support ensure that even in I/O intensive virtual environments, network bottlenecks are a thing of the past. ReadyDATA also supports industry-standard file sharing protocols including iSCSI, CIFS, and NFS.

Advanced Data Management
With data volume growing faster than ever before, the need to find more efficient ways to store and manage data is crucial. Unlike enterprise-class storage from traditional vendors, a full set of advanced data management technologies come standard with every ReadyDATA.

A few of these advanced features include:

  • Thin provisioning, compression and de-duplication of both block (SAN) and file data (NAS)
  • Continuous data protection with unlimited snapshots
  • Block level replication over WAN managed from the cloud for disaster recovery

Key Business Solutions:

Key Business Solutions

Backup: Unlimited, pointer-based snapshots give you complete control over the past, present, and future of your data, be it file or block data for server applications and virtualization.

File Server: Supporting CIFS/SMB, NFS and AFP, ReadyDATA 516 supports all relevant protocols in a NAS environment. The combination with its unlimited snapshot capability makes it an ideal solution for advanced file serving requirements

Key Business Solutions

Shared Storage for Virtualization and Server Applications: Blockbased operations in combination with ReadyDATA's peak performance provide the perfect foundation for small virtual environments and block-based applications

Key Business Solutions

Edge-to-core Data Protection: Without the extra expense of backup software, ReadyDATA 516 offers the most cost-efficient edge-to-core data protection solution for both file and block data in distributed environments. ReadyDATA 516's centrally managed backup and restore capabilities (unlimited snapshots) in combination with the replication functionality efficiently protect data from both disasters as well as human error of any kind


ReadyDATA 516 Hardware Overview
Processor Intel Core i3 Ivy Bridge 3.3GHz Processor
Memory 16 GB ECC Memory
Drive Bays 6 Bay, Desktop
Drive Types Supported 3.5" SATA/SSD, SSD Caching
Hot Swappable Drives Yes
Tool-less 3.5" Disk Installation Yes
Total Solution Capacity 24TB
Gigabit LAN Ports 2
USB Ports 1 USB 2.0, 2 USB 3.0, 3 eSATA Ports
Power Supply 1 x 200W AC power supply internal
Input 100 - 240V AC, 50/60 Hz
BTU at Full Power Supply Utilization 189W
2-Line LCD Display Yes
Touch Screen Navigation Yes
Fan (mm) 120, dual ball bearing
Dimensions DxWxH (mm) 287.5 x 192 x 259
Weight 7.97 kg (17.55 lb) without disks
Warranty 5 years, next business day hardware replacement support, 3 years (included)*

NETGEAR ReadyDATA Specifications
Data Protection (Backup & Replication)
  • Hourly, Daily, Weekly scheduled block-based snapshots for Continuous Data Protection
  • Restore Snapshots to any point in time
  • Scheduled and manual snapshots
  • Encrypted Remote Replication
  • Cloud managed Remote Replication (ReadyDATA to ReadyDATA). No licenses required. Scheduled or continuous, including snapshot replication
  • Client backup target using CIFS, NFS, FTP or iSCSI
  • Supports Backup applications from Acronis, Quest, StorageCraft, Symantec, VEEAM
  • RAID Levels: 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50, 60
  • RAID Global Hot Spare
Storage Area Networks (SAN), Virtualization
  • Unlimited snapshots
  • Thin Provisioning
  • Multi-LUN per target
  • SPC-3 Persistent Reservation (iSCSI)
  • MPIO (iSCSI)
  • MC/S (iSCSI)
  • VMware vSphere 5
  • Citrix XenServer 6
  • Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V
  • Windows Server 2008 Failover Clustering
  • Windows Server 2012
  • Intel Ivy Bridge Core i3-3220 3.3GHz dual core
  • Flash: 16GB ECC
  • Dual Gigabit Ethernet ports with link aggregation and failover
  • LEDs: Power, Activity, Disk, Backup, LAN
  • Touch Screen Navigation
ReadyDATA Hybrid Cloud
  • ReadyDATA OS accessible via Browserportal based data access and Amazon S3 as physical infrastructure
Advanced Data Management for Shares and LUNs
  • Multiple volume support for RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10
  • Instant Provisioning / Instant expansion
  • Hot swappable disks
  • Hot spare disk support
  • SSD performance boost
  • Continuous Data Protection with Unlimited Snapshots
  • Compression and De-duplication
  • Thick and Thin Provisioning
File System & Transfer Protocols
  • NETGEAR ReadyDATA OS 1.x using ZFS
  • Linux 3.x
  • Internal File System: ZFS
  • External File System: EXT3, EXT4, NTFS, FAT32, HFS+
  • Copy-on-write filesystem
  • AFP 3.3 for Mac OS 9/X
  • NFS v2/v3 for Linux and UNIX
  • HTTP/S for web browsers
  • FTP/S
  • IPv6
  • SNMP
  • iSCSI target support for Windows, Mac and UNIX/Linux initiators
  • Secure Shell (SSH)
  • SSH File Transfer Protocol (SFTP)
  • Web Authoring (WebDAV)
  • Secure Sockets Layer (SSL)


  • Max # Users: 8192
  • Max # User Groups: 8192
  • Max # Share Folder: 1024
  • Max # Concurrent Connections: 1024
  • Share Folder Level ACL Support
  • Advanced Folder Permissions with Subfolder
  • ACL support for CIFS/SMB, AFP, FTP
  • Local users and Active Directory/Windows Domain support
  • Controller Authentication
  • CHAP authentication for iSCSI LUN Shares
  • Domain user login via CIFS/SMB, AFP, FTP
  • RAIDar local discovery agent (Windows/Mac)
  • Performance tuning options
  • System configuration backup and restore
  • Local Graphical User Interface (GUI) Languages: English, German, French, Chinese, Japanese
  • File Names: Unicode
  • Volume Management
  • Thin provision Shares and LUNs
  • Instant Provisioning/Expansion with data protection
  • Restore to factory default
  • Supported Operating Systems (Microsoft Windows Vista (32/64-bit), 7 (32/64-bit), 8 (32/64-bit), Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2/2012, Apple OS X, Linux/Unix, Solaris, Apple iOS, Google Android)
  • Supported Web Browsers (Microsoft Internet Exploer 9, Mozilla Firefox 14+, Google Chrome 18+, Apple Safari 2+)
System Monitoring
  • Device capacity, performance, resource and health monitoring
  • Bad block scan
  • Hard Drive S.M.A.R.T.
  • File System Check
  • Disk Scrubbing
  • Disk Defragment
  • Email alerts and event logs
  • SNMP
  • Auto-shutdown (hard drive, fan, UPS)
  • Auto-restart on power recovery
  • Send events to SYSLOG server
  • Connection reporting (SMB)
Networking Protocols
  • TCP/IP
  • IPv4 / IPv6
  • DHCP or Static IP Address Assignment
  • Multiple IP Settings
  • DHCP Client
  • Link Aggregation IEEE 802.3ad
  • Port Trunking (balanced round robin, active backup, balance xor, broadcast, 802.3ad, link aggregation LACP, transmit load balancing, adaptive load balancing)
  • NTP server synchronization
  • LACP support for load balancing and failover
  • Virtual Network Interface Card (vNIC)
    1. VLAN Access
    2. IP Settings
    3. Performance throttling
  • Hash Types IEEE 802.3ad LACP or XOR (Layer 2, Layer3, Layer 4)
  • Jumbo Frames
  • Virtual LAN (VLAN)
  • SSH
  • SNMP v2, v3
  • Network Time Protocol (NTP)
  • ENGR 10049 EST Environmental Stress Test Guideline
  • ENGR 10045 EVT Engineering Validation Test Guideline
  • ENGR 10048 CVT Compliance Validation Test Guideline
  • ENGR 10046 SVT System Validation Test Test Guideline
  • ENGR 10023 HALT Highly Accelerated Life Test Guideline
  • ENGR 10036 CDG Component Derating Test Guideline
  • Noise levels: <28dBA
  • Operating Temperature: 0°-40°C
  • Operating Humidity: 5-95% relative humidity, non-condensing
  • Smart Fan
  • Scheduled Power on/off
  • UPS Support
  • Network UPS with SNMP Management
  • Wake on LAN
  • Schedule power on/off
  • Auto-power on (after shutdown)
  • HDD Spin Down
  • AC Input Power Voltage 100V to 240V
  • Power Frequency: 50Hz to 60Hz, Single Phase
  • Certification: FCC Class B, CE Class B, RoHS, VCCI Class B



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Pricing Notes:

Netgear Products
ReadyDATA 516 Desktop Chassis
Our Price: Request a Quote
ReadyDATA 500 Disk Pack with 1 x 3TB SATA (LFF) HDD
Our Price: Request a Quote