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Network-attached storage (NAS), a file-level computer data storage server connected to a computer network providing data access to a heterogeneous group of clients, is often manufactured as a computer appliance – a purpose-built specialised computer.
Network-attached storage removes the responsibility of file serving from other servers on the network. They typically provide access to files using network file sharing protocols such as NFS, SMB/CIFS, or AFP. As of 2010, NAS devices began gaining popularity as a convenient method of sharing files among multiple computers. Potential benefits of dedicated network-attached storage, compared to general-purpose servers also serving files, include faster data access, easier administration, and simple configuration.
The potential emerging market for NAS is the consumer market where there is a large amount of multi-media data. The price of NAS appliances has plummeted in recent years, offering flexible network-based storage to the home consumer market for little more than the cost of a regular USB or FireWire external hard disk.
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DSA Nattering with NAS ebook supported by Qnap.pdf