NETGEAR (NASDAQ:NTGR) has unveiled a six-bay small form factor desktop network attached storage solution. The ReadyNAS Pro 1.5TB (RNDP6350), 3TB (RNDP6310) and 6TB Gigabit Desktop Storage (RNDP6610) products deliver a highly available and expandable centralized network storage solution for small and midsize businesses.

The new products allow users to store, backup and share digital data from a combination of Windows, Mac and Linux platforms. Housed in a compact desktop form factor, they support up to six SATA I or SATA II hard drives via six lockable, hot-swappable disk trays. Three USB 2.0 ports enable the connection of USB drives or printers.

In addition to a Web-based graphical user interface and setup wizard for ease-of-use and setup, ReadyNAS Pro features an LCD display for intuitive system status readings, and an active system monitoring capability, which continually monitors the entire system for part failures, e-mailing system alerts to the network administrator.