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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.
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 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.