A network-attached storage (NAS) box is a device which holds one or more hard disks and connects to your network, giving other devices access to the stored content. They run their own operating system, typically configured through a web browser. Features vary from unit to unit, but many offer things such as RAID support, automated back-ups and P2P downloads, media streaming and remote login, which allows you to access your content from anywhere in the world with an internet connection. Units with more bays can store more content, and they are sold both empty and with hard disks included. High-performance NAS units feature desktop-class processors and significant amounts of memory, making them mini-computers in all but name.
These NAS units are sold with hard disks bundled, saving you the trouble of buying them yourself. They come in a range of sizes and capacities, from single bay 2TB units suitable for modest personal users all the way to large, multi-bay units with 16TB, 24TB or even 32TB of storage on tap.
Some of these NAS boxes do not come pre-configured, giving you the chance to set them up as you see fit, including what RAID level you want to use, if any.
The NAS solutions with the purple 'SYSTEM' flag are built by our award-winning 3XS Systems engineers and come pre-configured with your choice of RAID, so all you have to do is connect them to your network.
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NAS (network attached storage) device accessories, including drive bay adaptors, rack and rail mounting kits, power supplies and warranty extension programs. They tend to be suitable only for specific NAS units, so check yours is compatible.
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