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Network-Attached Storage Devices

Best Network-Attached Storage Devices

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Network-Attached Storage Devices Overview

What are Network-Attached Storage Devices?

Network-attached storage (NAS) devices contain a server or a server cluster on a LAN specializing in file serving and sharing, which can be accessed remotely by any number of clients on the network or outside it. A NAS array can be used to host a private cloud for backup and disaster recovery, ensuring that many users may access the same files

NAS allows easy access to a large amount of data on a network for a low price compared to alternatives. This ease of access allows for remote collaborations on NAS archived documents. Unstructured data such as websites and audio/video files can be stored on NAS systems while other solutions, such as SANs can be used for structured data. NAS data is typically stored either on hard disk drives or using flash storage. Some systems use both, leveraging the flash storage to handle multiple users requesting data at once.

NAS systems are scalable based on the needs of the organization. Systems can be so small they are practical for individual users, or scaled up to handle file archiving and sharing for enterprises. The low price and scalability of NAS systems make them a popular choice for small businesses.

Network-Attached Storage Features & Capabilities

NAS systems have varied features depending on their size and the type of storage they use, but there are a few features that are endemic to most NAS solutions.

  • Centralized data storage

  • Disaster recovery

  • Network data access

  • Data loss security

  • Deduplication

  • Data Encryption

Pricing Information

Pricing for NAS systems depends on the amount of data storage needed, as well as how the data is stored (hard-disk, hybrid, or all-flash storage). Businesses with small data needs can set up a NAS private cloud for as low as $100. Adding more advanced features and storage space can increase prices to well over $1,000. Custom NAS systems can also be purchased, and are quoted by vendors depending on the requirements.


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FreeNAS is an open source operating system that allows nearly any hardware serve as a network-attached storage device. It was developed by iXsystems.

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Ciphertex CX, from Ciphertex Data Security in Chatsworth, California is a line of secure storage appliances.

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LaCie headquartered in Paris offers network-attached storage (NAS).

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Overland Tanberg (a Sphere 3D company) offers the SnapServer line of network-attached storage (NAS) appliances.

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French company OVH offers their high availability network-attached storage, NAS-HA.

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QCT, a Quanta Computer company headquartered in San Jose, offers the MESOS CB220 network-attached storage (NAS) appliances.

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NETGEAR headquartered in San Jose offers ReadyNAS, a network attached storage device available in a variety of models for small offices or larger enterprises.

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Cray's ClusterStor HPC storage system is available in the L300N or L300F editions, designed to provide low TCO and high efficiency.