Version 5.3.6 of Netgear's RAIDiator firmware provides new functionality in four areas.
Firstly, the ReadyDROP feature provides a service similar to Dropbox and its competitors, described by company officials as a personal storage cloud.
Rather than trusting an external provider with your data, RAIDiator 5.3.6 lets you store files on your own hardware while keeping them synched with Windows or OS X systems running the ReadyDROP application.
The new firmware also allows Mac users to set the ReadyNAS as the destination for remote Time Machine backups, so they can continue to protect their data even while away from the office or home.
A related bug fix allows the ReadyNAS to be used with Time Machine under Mountain Lion.
ReadyNAS Replicate allows a ReadyNAS unit to be mirrored to multiple locations, with cloud-based management.
While a DLNA server was included in previous releases of the firmware, version 5.3.6 extends the ReadyDLNA capabilities to include media streaming to remote mobile clients.
According to company officials, the firmware update is now standard on the Duo v2 and NV+ v2, and can be installed on existing units (in the ReadyNAS console, click the System tab and then Settings).