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An ASUSTOR NAS or network attached storage is a computer appliance built from the ground up for storing and serving files. It attaches directly to a network, allowing those on the network to access and share files from a central location.

A New Generation of Storage Devices

A NAS device is a new generation of personal storage devices. Any device connected to a network can connect and control a NAS, as well as access data inside the NAS. Personal computers, mobile phones and even digital TVs all are able to access data in a NAS.

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Protecting Data – What is RAID?

A NAS comes with a variety of protections to help keep data safe. ASUSTOR recommends that a volume be composed of a RAID array. RAID is a redundant array of two or more drives that help protect data against drive failure, assisting the basic function of a NAS as a backup system for businesses and homes in conjunction with synchronization, data backup, and disaster recovery.

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How many bays should I get?

At the time of writing, the current highest hard drive capacity is 16TB. In general, it is recommended at least a two or four bay NAS device be purchased as single bay NAS devices offer less protection without redundancy. Small and medium enterprises may find that a four or eight bay NAS a better fit for their need, while larger corporations might need more bays. Your mileage may vary.

Personal to Home
2-4 Bay
Power User to Business
4-8 Bay
Small & Medium Business
8+ Bay

Outside of Storage, What Other Features Does a NAS Have?

In addition, because the NAS itself is also equipped with a separate processor and set of memory, it helps make possible an expanded feature set. Like a mini computer, a NAS can install a variety of different app onto the NAS, which expands its features. ASUSTOR also pays special attention to a variety of needs with the more than two hundred free NAS apps provided to customers to customize their experience. The large offering of apps allows access to a NAS in more intuitive ways, whether a computer or phone is being used.

Most Common Applications:
File Sharing: Easily convert and upload files or multimedia from the NAS and share them with your family or friends.
Web Server: Since a NAS uses very little power while powered on, it’s economical and convenient to use a NAS to set up a website using your own internet connection without additional hosting fees.
Photo Storage: Save and share any or all of your photos and instantly access them anytime, anywhere with almost any device that accesses the internet.
Media Center: Most major formats are supported, even when playing web videos or videos on a mobile device.
Download Center: Remotely control download tasks to make sure your downloads are complete by the time you get home or wake up, saving money and time as downloads occur while your computer is off.

Other features of an ASUSTOR NAS include but are not limited to:

  • HDMI apps
  • Backups and synchronizations
  • Blogs
  • Bulletins
  • Enterprise applications
  • Content management systems
  • Document editing
  • Databases
  • Download tools
  • Ecommerce
  • Digital learning
  • Frameworks and libraries
  • Smart home automation
  • Home apps
  • Multimedia player
  • Multimedia server
  • Office apps
  • Project management
  • Data security
  • Social networking
  • Virtualization
  • Website management

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