No matter whether we’re tech geeks or not, there’s no point denying we’re all more or less addicted to our electronics. This stems from the fact we’re dependent on them in almost every segment of life, be it for work or leisure. As such, electronics require all the care they can get considering they’re so important to us. This is particularly the case with our data that’s stored in these electronics, all the memories and documents valuable to us.
And yet, no matter how well prepared we might be, sometimes accidents are bound to happen, either because of some malware that found its way to our precious files or because of the electronics breaking down unexpectedly. The care I mentioned earlier requires us to take this into account and do everything we can to protect our data from being at the mercy of accidents, and what better way to do so than by counting on the help of NAS servers.
NAS, short for network attached storage, is a well devised system meant for data storage but unlike other storage solutions that usually work on the attachment to a computer with the help of USB, NAS servers, as you might guess from their name, are devices that connect to your wireless router and this allows for multiple shares of the content on the servers, from different computers, both PC and Mac, phones, tablets and smart TVs. This in turn makes it easy for the creation of personal cloud over the internet.
The reason this personal cloud is much better than that of traditional storage is the fact you host your files on your own hardware leaving no chance for hackers to come anywhere near your data, given that there are also passwords set and even physical locks on some of the drive enclosures. When you have this kind of personal cloud you can store and access the content from many devices on a drive. File storing and sharing with others has never been easier, since you can stream all sorts of files to any of the devices you want that are in the personal cloud.
These servers are ideal both for commercial and home use, and the type you choose (or in other words the capacity you require) depends on the amount of data storage for your individual or business needs. Though this kind of data safety storage can cost more than traditional storage in some cases, as when you require more than 200GB, it’s still an investment that pays off in the long run, particularly when it comes to businesses whose protection is of the essence to their clients.
A NAS server can be found in wired and wireless versions, and the more memory it has, the better the performance. Another great trait of these servers is their backup use, duplicating that stored on your devices. Most sophisticated ones support multiple hard drives (copies) so they entirely rid you of the worry of data loss.