Network Attached Storage, or NAS, is as the name implies, high capacity storage which is connected to your network, so that users can use it as a central storage area for shared files within a home, SOHO or Office environment.
These NAS units offer relatively cheap, secure, high capacity storage and usually run a Linux* Operating System. NAS units come in various capacities, depending on the number of hard drives it can hold, and if a RAID configuration is being used.
NAS Units, can also be used as Home Media Servers, so you can load all your Music, Movies, Photos etc onto it, and Stream it through out your home or Office.
* Linux is a FREE, Open Source operating system based on UNIX. NAS drives typically use a Server version of this software, which makes it perfect for sharing files across a network.
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