What is NAS?

Posted by 18 June, 2017
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This site explains what Network Attached Storage (NAS) is and how it works. NAS is a file system that is connected to a computer network to provide access to data by different network clients. NAS is usually connected through a network switch or a router. NAS enhances performance and can be used in lower cost systems such as load-balancing and fault-tolerant email and web server systems. NAS can support a number of protocols namely: network files system, file transfer protocol and common internet files system.

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The disc formats supported by NAS are SATA and standard ATA. Redundant Arrays of Independent Disks (RAID) can be set up on a NAS to act as a back-up without storing information on a PC.

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