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 without hard disks, so you can configure them as you please. Start with partial population and scale up as your budget allows or data capacity demands. Many of these units can be expanded by adding external disk shelves too.
These hard drives are specially engineered for maximum reliability and durability for use in NAS boxes. They also typically have a superior warranty to standard consumer-grade hard drives and often have special firmware that makes them more resistant to the problems caused by vibrations created by lots of drives mounted close together in NAS box. Choose from a wide variety of capacity points and performance levels.
- 3TB WD Red WD30EFAX NAS Hard Drive, 3.5" HDD, SATA III 6Gb/s, 5400rpm, 256MB Cache, NCQ, OEM£89.99£5.48 NEXT DAY DELIVERY
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.
- 4GB Synology D4NE-2666-4G DDR4-2666 non-ECC unbuffered DIMM for Synology NAS£76.99£5.48 NEXT DAY DELIVERY
- 4GB Synology D4ES01-4G DDR4 ECC Unbuffered SODIMM for Synology NAS£83.99£5.48 NEXT DAY DELIVERY
- 250W Synology PSU 250W-RP MODULE_2 Redundant PSU Module for RS815RP+, RS814RP+, RS812RP+, 0.70 kg£143.99£5.48 NEXT DAY DELIVERY
- QNAP QXG-10G2T-107 Dual-Port 10 GbE Network Expansion Card, PCIe Gen2 x4, Aquantia AQtion AQC107S Controller£165.98£5.48 NEXT DAY DELIVERY
- 8GB Synology D4ES01-8G 8GB DDR4 ECC Unbuffered SODIMM for Synology NAS£185.99£5.48 NEXT DAY DELIVERY