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Network Attached Storage (NAS) is a type of dedicated data storage that attaches to a network of servers. NAS systems, such as LinkStation or TeraStation from Buffalo Americas Technology, allow you to store data and retrieve it later, all from a centralized location. Essentially, you can think of Network Attached Storage as a private cloud unit for your business needs.

What are the general features of NAS?

There are several immediate and long-term features of an NAS storage unit or drive.

  • Increased storage capacity: An NAS unit from Buffalo gives you increased self-storage capacity and backup drive power, just like a cloud-based server.
  • Quick setup: You do not need to be a technological wizard to use Network Attached Storage. Your business will have the storage and backup capabilities it needs quickly.
  • Remote access: You can access your files anytime you need them, from any location, thanks to Network Attached Storage having remote access capabilities.
  • Backups and storage: While another type of unit may require you to have separate software for backing up your files, a drive from Buffalo will both backup and store your data, thus increasing its versatility.
  • Multiple Drives: A Buffalo LinkStation self storage network lets you use multiple hard drives to back up your data.
What are some features of these hard drives?

It is a good idea to take a look at some the primary features of the hard drives. Understanding how you can use Buffalo storage in day-to-day operations will give you a better idea of how you can use these hard drives for your business.

  • Customized permissions: With storage devices from Buffalo, you can create user permission types. This allows you to tailor the permissions and customization options for each of your employees.
  • Granting client permissions is possible: You can grant certain permissions to clients as well, thus increasing the speed and efficiency with which they can store the data they want on your servers.
  • Direct software control: You will be able to run software suites directly from the servers.
How do you set up an NAS network?

How you get your NAS system ready will depend on the type you have.

  • Ready to go: A dedicated NAS device like a LinkStation or TeraStation from Buffalo is ready to go out of the box. You will usually run this equipment via a web interface just like a router.
  • USB connections available: A LinkStation unit has bays ready to accept a number of NAS drives, and it also includes USB ports so that you can plug in a drive and set it up directly from a tablet or smartphone.
  • Complete solutions are available: Alternatively, you can simply purchase a dedicated LinkStation or TeraStation enclosure from Buffalo, which includes all the software you will need and is ready to accept the appropriate hard drives.
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