Should you invest in a Private NAS or Stick with the Cloud? http://www.span.com/feature/Network__Attached__Storage__NAS__Drives~1447 Home users all the way upto small and medium businesses are all thinking about it. Data is their lifeblood. So it makes sense that one of the top priorities for business owners is finding the best way to back up and store their data. But without huge, in-house IT teams to make decisions, the choice is theirs. Fortunately, the simplicity, availability, and versatility of public cloud offerings and private Network Attached Storage (NAS) solutions are making that choice a little easier. The question is, which one is best? The public cloud, defined simply as services delivered via web-based applications and third-party providers, is an attractive option because it’s easy to use, and businesses only pay for what they use. That’s why many business owners think public cloud offerings are perfect for their businesses at first glance. But with a bit deeper look, it quickly becomes apparent that it isn't as clear as it seems. With factors such as year on year cost, expandability and the very diverse means of accessing the data itself, the shortfalls of the cloud can be quickly apparent. Network Attached Storage,NAS,The Cloud,GoogleDrive,Google Drive,Cloud,storage,justcloud.com,JustCloud,zipcloud,mypcbackup.com,dropbox,iCloud,Hard-drive,SSD,Synology,QNAP,Thecus,Drobo,NetGear,Chrome,iOS,Android,Seagate,Western Digital,Personal Cloud,AES 256-bit,virtualization,VMWare,DS1815+,DS1515+,QNAP Turbo NAS,HDD,SSD,Synology Inc. - Corporation,synology server,synology diskstation,synology dsm,i cloud,download dropbox,best cloud storage,google cloud storage,amazon cloud drive,Google Cloud Platform,Smugmug,onedrive,Apple iCloud,Spideroak
What is NAS and why you need it http://www.span.com/l/vjLB9v Network-attached storage (NAS) is file-level computer data storage connected to a computer network providing data access to heterogeneous network clients. A NAS unit is essentially a self-contained computer connected to a network, with the sole purpose of supplying file-based data storage services to other devices on the network. The operating system and other software on the NAS unit provide the functionality of data storage, file systems, and access to files, and the management of these functionalities. The unit is not designed to carry out general-purpose computing tasks, although it may technically be possible to run other software on it. NAS units usually do not have a keyboard or display, and are controlled and configured over the network, often by connecting a browser to their network address. The alternative to NAS storage on a network is to use a computer as a file server. In its most basic form a dedicated file server is no more than a NAS unit with keyboard and display and an operating system which, while optimised for providing storage services, can run other tasks; however, file servers are increasingly used to supply other functionality, such as supplying database services, email services, and so on. A general-purpose operating system is not needed on a NAS device, and often minimal-functionality or stripped-down operating systems are used. For example FreeNAS, which is Free / open source NAS software designed for use on standard computer hardware, is just a version of FreeBSD with all functionality not related to data storage stripped out. NASLite is a highly optimized Linux distribution running from a floppy disk for the sole purpose of a NAS. Likewise, NexentaStor is based upon the core of the NexentaOS, a Free / open source hybrid operating system with an OpenSolaris core and a GNU user environment. NAS systems contain one or more hard disks, often arranged into logical, redundant storage containers or RAID arrays (redundant arrays of inexpensive/independent disks). NAS removes the responsibility of file serving from other servers on the network. NAS uses file-based protocols such as NFS (popular on UNIX systems) or SMB/CIFS (Server Message Block/Common Internet File System) (used with MS Windows systems). NAS units rarely limit clients to a single protocol. NAS provides both storage and filesystem. This is often contrasted with SAN (Storage Area Network), which provides only block-based storage and leaves filesystem concerns on the "client" side. SAN protocols are SCSI, Fibre Channel, iSCSI, ATA over Ethernet (AoE), or HyperSCSI. Despite differences SAN and NAS are not exclusive and may be combined in one solution: SAN-NAS hybrid The boundaries between NAS and SAN systems are starting to overlap, with some products making the obvious next evolution and offering both file level protocols (NAS) and block level protocols (SAN) from the same system. However a SAN device is usually served through NAS as one large flat file, not as a true filesystem. An example of this is Openfiler, a free software product running on Linux. This video is created by and owned by Western Digital. Why not take a moment to check out their YouTube channel below: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwT7y9vAZeU1Mg33CJ38wvQ
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Things to consider when you buy a Synology or QNAP NAS https://nascompares.com/2017/11/22/buy-the-perfect-synology-or-qnap-nas-get-it-right-the-first-time/ When you buy your first network attached storage device, it can be an incredibly daunting task. If you have a less technical background, or heard about NAS servers from Synology or QNAP, but are still not quite certain what a NAS is or what to look for in choosing the right device, it can be very intimidating. Luckily the learning curve is not as high as you think and both Synology and QNAP have really streamlined their NAS range, along with improvements in accessibility and user-interface over the years. However for many NAS novice buyers, this is still not enough and with hundreds of Synology NAS disk stations and QNAP Turbo NAS devices to choose from, you can get a little lost. No one wants to get it wrong the first time and spend the next few years stuck with a device that does not live up to their expectations or needs. So, rather than going around in circles, why not use the following recommended factors when buying your first NAS server from Synology or QNAP. Below I have detailed the most common factors and choices people have to make when deciding on the best NAS to buy. Choosing the Right NAS operating System that suits you – DSM Versus QTS The Primary operation system of Synology NAS device is Diskstation Manager (or DSM) and it will be your User Interface for most interactions with your NAS server (except for when you use 3rd party applications like Plex, Apple Time Machine, DLNA streaming devices, etc). It has evolved incredibly over the years from a very basic file-level access platform to a fully featured operating system that pretty much enables you to do ANYTHING a PC or Mac Operating system can do. A demo of the software is available HERE. At the time of writing, it is in DSM 6.1 with 6.2 in beta. Many will liken the software to a more Mac-friendly platform. WIth fewer apps available in the app store and most of the technical information hidden a few layers deeper in the software, it is designed for those with less technical knowledge but want a stable platform to work with and a stronger first-party app foundation to work with. Synology DSM Desktop QNAP QTS Desktop Likewise, QNAP has spent years refining their NAS operating system with QNAP Turbo Station, or QTS. It shares many of the features and functionality of the Synology counterpart, but whereas the Synology DSM software hides all the technical information and restricts actions to a more stable and controlled environment, QNAP and QTS given you the technical information far more readily. Also, you can configure and tweak the QNAP far, far more in terms of productivity and individuality. Finally, there are far more 3rd-party apps available with the QNAP software, meaning you can install NAS apps officially and unofficially, such as Kodi, Netflix and more with the QNAP homebrew and community QPKG development forums. Whereas Synology DSM is more about iOS design, QNAP and QTS are far more in the vein of Android and windows. If you ever built a PC, or use an Android device for its flexibility and individuality, then you will certainly vibe with the QNAP NAS software more. You can try a demo of QNAP QTS below: Find out what is new in NAS by visiting me on the Blog - htto://NASCompares.com Need Free NAS advice? Ask whatever you want here - http://nascompares.com/contact-us/ Find me on Twitter @robbieonthetube Need a NAS? WHy not visit the experts at https://www.span.com https://en-gb.facebook.com/nascompares/
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Upgrading my Synology 1815+ taking out a 2TB and putting in a 8TB,, this one : http://amzn.to/1YB7CYJ This is a big harddrive, and 8TB is a lot of storages,, and here it cost me just over $300. I could have gotten a external 8TB drive a bit cheaper,, bur the price difference was just 120 dkr. When I bought my Synology DS 411j back in 2011 I also bought 4 WD Green 2TB drives, after 3,,ish years I needed more storages, so I started to update to 3TB,, I got two, and then I decided t go for 4TB Drives instead. [Affiliate Links] _________________________________________________________________ My PlayHouse is a channel where i will show, what i am working on. I have this house, it is 168 Square Meters / 1808.3ft² and it is full, of half-finished projects. I love working with heating, insulation, Servers, computers, Datacenter, green power, alternative energy, solar, wind and more. It all costs, but I'm trying to get the most out of my money, and my time.