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NETGEAR ReadyNAS 426 Series
6 Bays with up to 72 TB total storage

NETGEAR ReadyNAS 426 Series

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High Performance Rackmount Storage for Small Businesses

Data is one of the most valuable assets in any business. The sharing, storing, archiving and disaster recovery of data are critical elements in an IT infrastructure. In addition to these universal IT requirements for a small and medium size business, scalability, ease-of-use and cost effectiveness are essential measurements in selecting the right storage solution.

The ReadyNAS® 426 6-Bay storage and ReadyNAS 428 8-Bay storage offer the ideal solution to a small and medium size business (SMB) that requires high-capacity file serving and data backup to support workgroups of up to 40 employees. The ReadyNAS 420 series also includes the 2-Bay RN422 and 4-Bay RN424 that run the same ReadyNAS OS and apps.

All ReadyNAS support the entire suite of features in ReadyNAS OS, including 5 levels of data protection, ReadyDR disaster recovery, and virtualized storage for VMware and other virtualized networks.

These 426 and 428 NAS models also come with the latest ReadyNAS OS 6.7 software for ultimate security and reliability. New features include Cloud backup to Amazon S3 (AWS) on top of Google Drive, Dropbox and Egnyte content management, 3D configuration tool, future-proof and safer Linux 4.4, unique desktop RAID 50 and 60 for more reliable storage, and many more business features that enable the ultimate business features in ReadyNAS. Yield the benefits of the latest industrial and software design from NETGEAR with ReadyNAS storage.

All Inclusive Solution for Data Sharing, Storing & Securing

File Sharing

File Sharing: Unified storage platform for sharing files between Windows, Mac and Linux-based computers

Backup & Recovery

Backup & Recovery: ReadyDR disaster recovery solution based on block level replication technology

Hard Drive Redundancy

Hard Drive Redundancy: RAID redundancy with automatic expansion and unlimited data snapshots for point-in-time restore.

App Managed

App Managed: Easily manage your ReadyNAS from the palm of your hand with NETGEAR Insight app

Cloud Collaboration

Cloud Collaboration: Share selected folders and files with ReadyCLOUD with partners, clients or internal teams


Virtualization: Thin provisioning, iSCSI support and certified with VMware

Key Business Features

Automatic Backup & Sync

Automatic Backup & Sync: Using the ReadyCLOUD app for PC, scheduled protection is easier than ever before

Cloud-managed Replication

Cloud-managed Replication: Maintain data sets in multiple locations or ensure protection of data from remote or branch office locations

Bit Rot Protection

Bit Rot Protection: A proprietary technology protecting your files from unplanned degradation

iSCSI and Thin Provisioning

iSCSI and Thin Provisioning: Powerful tools for a business taking advantage of virtual infrastructures

Unlimited Snapshots

Unlimited Snapshots: Unlimited data snapshot capability for on-box protection and flexible data recovery

Anti-virus & Encryption

Anti-virus & Encryption: Keep data protected from outside threats and safe from prying eyes

X-RAID & Instant Provisioning

X-RAID & Instant Provisioning: Easily expand capacity and feel confident knowing that data is always protected

Modern GUI and Cloud/Remote Access from Anywhere

Modern GUI and Cloud/Remote Access from Anywhere: Sleek modern interface and patented technology for secure remote access without configuration effort


ReadyNAS 426 ReadyNAS 428
CPU Intel Atom C3000 Quad Core Processor Intel Atom C3000 Quad Core Processor
Memory 4GB DDR4 4GB DDR4
Drive Bays 6 8
Drive Types Supported SATA/SSD 2.5" or 3.5" SATA/SSD 2.5" or 3.5"
Hot Swappable Drives Yes Yes
Tool-less 3.5" disk installation Yes Yes
eSATA Expansion Ports 1 1
Internal capacity based on 10TB HDD RN426: 60TB
RN428: 80TB
Gigabit LAN Ports 4 4
USB Ports Two (2) USB 3.0 (1 front, 1 rear) Two (2) USB 3.0 (1 front, 1 rear)
Power Supply Internal 200W PSU Internal 200W PSU
BTU at Full power supply utilization 68.57W 91.47W
Power consumption: Operation 63.11W 78.15W
Power consumption: (Wake on LAN) 4.6W 4.6W
Power consumption: (Power Off) 189mW 189mW
2-Line LCD Display Yes Yes
Push Button Navigation Yes Yes
Fan (mm) 120mm 2x 92mm
Dimensions DxWxH (mm) 277 x 192 x 259 278 x 192 x 310
Weight (kg) 7.43kg 9.01kg
ProSUPPORT Service Packs Available On Call 24x7 1-year: PMB0312
3-year: PMB0332
5-year: PMB0352
1-year: PMB0312
3-year: PMB0332
5-year: PMB0352
Bluetooth dongle No No
Recommended max of users 40 40
Available configurations Diskless and populated models with desktop or enterprise HDD available


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