Network Attached Storage Solutions at Future Shop
It’s pretty common nowadays for the average household to have more than one computer. You could have a desktop stationed in the living room, a laptop or two that can go in any room, and maybe even a computer attached to your TV that acts as a media centre. And don’t forget about any tablets or smartphones you use around the house. With so many network-connected computers in your home, it can be annoying to back up all the valuable data that’s spread out among the various devices, not to mention sharing documents, photos, videos, and music between them.
That’s where network attached storage (NAS) can step in and make it all easier. Hook up a network attached storage product to your wireless router and you’ve instantly got a central repository for your most valuable files that can be accessed by any of the computers on your network. Copy all of your photos onto the NAS and you can easily browse them on your laptop, the media centre computer attached to your TV, or your tablet. Network attached storage solutions can also be set up for automated backup, so the data on all of your computers can be securely backed up onto the NAS and kept safe, in case a computer breaks down. Many network attached storage products even allow you to access your files over the Internet, so you could be travelling in another continent and still be able to download a spreadsheet from your NAS at home.
If you’re running a small business or you work with lots of huge files (like HD videos) and need tons of storage space, some network attached storage products have the capability to accept multiple hard drives. When you need more space all you have to do is buy another hard drive and pop it in.
Learn how to select the best network attached storage solution for your needs with our Buying Guides:
Storage Solutions Buying Guide
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