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Netgear ReadyNAS 312 Review - A New Family of Storage with Enhanced Cloud Support: Page 4 of 4

We go hands on with one of the newest models in Netgear’s line of desktop network storage units with an upgrade that includes the operating system, user interface, and even the file system. By James E. Gaskin


Availability: Now
Pricing: Retail $449 diskless, street price around $400, price for others in the family vary based on number of disk slots (2-4-6) and installed hard disks (up to 24TB with the 6-slot 316 and 516 for example).

Specifications (from Netgear)
CPU Intel® Atom 2.1GHz dual core
Memory 2GB
Drive Types Supported SATA/SSD 2.5” or 3.5”
Drive Bays 2
Protocols HTTPS, HTTP, CIFS (SMB), NFS, iSCSI, AFP, FTP, DLNA, iTunes, SSH, Rsync, UPnP
Tool-less 3.5” Disk Installation Yes
eSATA Expansion Ports 1
Total Solution Capacity 8TB / 28TB
Internal / with optional 
EDA500 unit(s)
Gigabit LAN Ports 2
USB Ports One (1) USB 2.0, Two (2) USB 3.0
Power Supply 12V, 5A External 60W
BTU at Full Power Supply 51W
Power Consumption: Operation 35W
Power Consumption 627mW
(Wake on LAN)
Power Consumption: Power Off 266mW
Chassis Warranty* 5 years
Fan (mm) 92
Dimensions DxWxH (mm) 220 x 101 x 142
Weight (kg) 2.22

About the Author

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JAMES E. GASKIN is a ChannelPro contributing editor and former reseller based in Dallas.

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