To put it simply, a network attached storage (NAS) device is a mix of external hard drive and the cloud-based storage. This article will delve into the NAS and tell you 5 reasons why it is a wise data backup option.
The previous article “What’s the Best Backup Options for Your Data?” has thrown some light on the Network Attached Storage (NAS) devices. In brief, they are hard drives connected to the network. But unlike the traditional hard drives, Network Attached Storage (NAS) device has its own built-in operating system, which can provide users additional software functions. Also, it isn’t equal to the common cloud storage service. It permits users to handle the stored data directly without needs to rely on the cloud service provider. Besides, a Network Attached Storage (NAS) can be configured to support RAID, which can offer data redundancy. Here we will probe into the benefits of Network Attached Storage (NAS) from 5 facets.
1. Ease to Add More Storage Space
Unquestionably, all the data storage devices, such as computers, laptops, external hard drives or others, must have their limited storage space. When you run out of the storage space, you will need to add more space. From this perspective, using a Network Attached Storage (NAS) device is a good choice. It is because that it allows users to simply attach the additional hard drives to increase the Network Attached Storage (NAS) storage space.
2. Automatic Data Backup
Although most people have realized the importance of regular data backup, few can indeed persist in efforts to do it on schedule. You should bear in mind that a consistent and up-to-date backup is useful. For example, you can imagine it. If your Outlook crashes, when you try to restore your damaged Outlook PST data from your backup but find that it is useless in that it was made one month ago, how regretful you’ll be. The best way to avoid such cases is to enable automatic backup. Network Attached Storage (NAS) can play a good role in this respect.
3. Convenient Data Sharing & Access
Since that the Network Attached Storage (NAS) is using hard drives connected to the network, you can get access to the stored data through the Internet without needs to physically reach the drives. In this scenario, it allows multiple people to access to one file at the same time, share files directly, and even group edit files. It is apparent that this feature can contribute a lot to the collaborative work.
4. Private Cloud Storage
Nowadays, cloud storage service is becoming more and more popular due to its convenience. But have you ever been concerned about where your data is indeed stored, who are managing your data actually? In a nutshell, many factors in using cloud storage service are unknown to you. How frightening it is! It means that in reality, you can’t completely control your data. Unlike the cloud storage service, you can set up your Network Attached Storage (NAS) device and change remote access settings by yourself, namely creating your private cloud storage.
5. User-Friendly Server Setup
As mentioned above, you can change the Network Attached Storage (NAS) device settings at will. Someone may worry that the operations are too complicated. In reality, most Network Attached Storage (NAS) devices are using a user-friendly web-based interface for server setup. It is much simpler than what you think.
Shirley Zhang is a data recovery expert in DataNumen, Inc., which is the world leader in data recovery technologies, including repair SQL Server mdf db corruption and outlook repair software products. For more information visit www.datanumen.com