Know the Difference between the NETGEAR ReadySHARE Vault and the NETGEAR ReadyNAS Vault

The NETGEAR ReadySHARE Vault is a free backup and recovery software for the WNDR4700 Centria storage router. It is developed by NETGEAR and it has a user friendly GUI for easier backup and recovery setup of any Windows computer. It copies drives, folder and files from the Windows computer into the internal hard drive or USB storage connected in the WNDR4700 router.

The NETGEAR ReadyNAS Vault is software that backs up your NAS to the Vault’s online servers. It is developed by Vault Services, a partner of NETGEAR’s. The ReadyNAS Vault comes preinstalled on all NETGEAR ReadyNAS devices. With it you can set backup jobs to automatically to backup files from your ReadyNAS to the ReadyNAS Vault’s servers. You can access your files in the ReadyNAS Vault from anywhere in the world with an Internet connection by logging in at

In this article Netgear tech support team share the major differences that exists between ReadySHARE Vault and ReadyNAS Vault. Look at the below table:


ReadySHARE Vault ReadyNAS Vault
  • Comes installed on the WNDR4700
  • Comes installed on all ReadyNAS devices
  • Backs up Windows computers
  • Backs up ReadyNAS devices
  • Free to use
  • Free for 2 GB, Paid for more
  • Made by NETGEAR
  • Made by Vault Services, a partner of NETGEAR
  • Backs up to either the hard drive on the router or external storage
  • Backs up to the cloud


Wondering whether your USB drive will work with ReadySHARE?

All Routers should work with most USB-compliant external flash and hard drives. Do NOT connect computers, USB modems, CD or DVD drives to the router’s USB port.

Please note, some USB drives require software to be installed into the PC or are password protected or are encrypted. Such USB devices will NOT work with the Router/Extender.

In case of any query or technical assistance with any Netgear product, contact Netgear tech support professionals today on toll free number at 0-800-820-3300.

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