From the Manufacturer
Designed for advanced home users, the NETGEAR ReadyNAS Ultra 4 Home Media Server enables you to store, share, and protect your digital media files and access them easily across all of your networked devices, including your TiVo. The ReadyNAS Ultra 4 runs up to three times faster than the ReadyNAS NV+. It comes equipped with four drive bays and NETGEAR data-backup services.
Store and Share Your Digital Media with Ease
The ReadyNAS Ultra 4 has four drive bays for expansion. View larger.
The NETGEAR ReadyNAS Ultra 4 makes it easy for people with large digital media libraries to take their media files with them wherever they go. Featuring robust processing power and energy-efficient Intel architecture, the device can run cutting-edge applications and deliver the flexibility to store, share, and protect your multimedia collection.
Specifically, it enables you to take music, videos, and other media with you anytime, anywhere, and on any screen. The Ultra 4 is DLNA-certified, which means that you can use it as a media server to stream your music, photos, and videos to any networked device within your home, including your TiVo box. You can also record your favorite shows using your TiVo DVR, back them up with your Ultra 4, and watch them whenever you want.
A pair of gigabyte Ethernet ports delivers exceptionally fast connections, while three USB ports offer the flexibility to connect other devices with a USB connection, such as printers, external USB storage devices, or digital cameras.
|Stream Content to Your Mobile Device|
The Ultra 4 will also allow you to shift your media and stream it to any remote DLNA-rendering device using Skifta technology. Simply download the Skifta client, create your place, shift your media, and press play.
Using the free streaming software, Orb, home users can stream their media content inside and outside the home over a Wi-Fi or 3G/4G connection. Orb allows the Ultra 4 to transcode multimedia files on the fly, and stream them to a mobile device. All you need is the Ultra 4, an Internet or 3G/4G connection, and a handheld device with the Orb Live app* installed.
|Multiple Layers of Data Protection|
The Ultra 4 offers multiple layers of protection for your multimedia data. ReadyNAS Vault--a unique, cloud-based backup service--allows you to customize your own disaster recovery plan. In the event of disk failure, a virus, or another disaster, the service will restore your most critical files with a simple click. The Ultra 4 ships with 2 GB of ReadyNAS Vault services included for two years.
|Access the ReadyNAS Ultra 4 Remotely|
Using the ReadyNAS Remote** feature, you can drag and drop files on your Ultra 4 remotely without complicated network setups. In addition, the Ultra 4 comes with an Rsync service that allows you to replicate and synchronize files between two ReadyNAS devices.
The Ultra 4 is a diskless device, so you can install your own drives and add whatever capacity you need. It features bay space for four drives, and it can accommodate most 3.5-inch SATA drives. X-RAID2 technology makes it easy to replace existing hard drives or add new ones.
NETGEAR also offers a two-bay diskless version of the ReadyNAS Ultra; a two-bay version with a preinstalled 2-TB hard drive; a two-bay version with two preinstalled 2-TB hard drives; a four-bay version with two preinstalled 2-TB hard drives; a six-bay diskless version; and a six-bay version with three preinstalled 2-TB hard drives.
The ReadyNAS Ultra 4 Home Media Server is backed by a three-year NETGEAR hardware warranty.
|What's in the Box|
ReadyNAS Ultra 4 Home Media Server.
**ReadyNAS Remote app is sold separately on iTunes. The app is compatible with the iPhone/iPod/iPad only.