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NAS options. Presented to CUGG by Jamie Leben 10/9/10 IT-Works Computer Services 970-405-4399 www.i-t-w.com. What is NAS?. Network Attached Storage Device that connects one or more hard disks to a network Typically “headless”- web managed, no keyboard or monitor

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Nas options

NAS options

Presented to CUGG by Jamie Leben 10/9/10

IT-Works Computer Services

970-405-4399

www.i-t-w.com


What is nas

What is NAS?

  • Network Attached Storage

    • Device that connects one or more hard disks to a network

    • Typically “headless”- web managed, no keyboard or monitor

    • Store and share files for multiple operating systems


Why might you want nas

Why might you want NAS?

  • Add storage space easily

  • Improve data security with RAID storage

  • Access files across the Internet

  • Easy sharing of files on your LAN


Common nas features

Common NAS features

  • RAID

    • Automatic redundant storage of data across multiple hard drives

      • Your data can survive a drive failure

  • USB ports

    • Connect and share printers or usb hard drives

  • Web interface for management


Model specific features

Model specific features

  • Media streaming to local network and/or Internet

  • FTP server

  • Web server for Internet file access


A few examples of nass

A few examples of NASs


Pogoplug www pogoplug com

Pogoplugwww.pogoplug.com

  • Ethernet to 4 USB ports

  • Connect up to 4 of your own hard drives

  • Includes service designed to give easy access to files from the web- create photo slide shows or share pictures on social network sites.

  • Stream pictures and video to mobile devices.

  • $99


Drobo www drobo com

Drobo www.drobo.com

  • Chassis for 4-8 of drives (you provide) that automatically manages RAID redundancy across different size drives

  • $400+


Freenas http freenas org

Freenashttp://freenas.org/

  • Open source software to turn a PC into a NAS

  • Use your own hardware to create a NAS

  • $FREE


Other manufacturers

Other manufacturers

  • Single drive $100+

  • Dual drive $200+

  • Empty 2 drive $150+


Windows home server

Windows Home Server

  • Windows Home Server is version of windows meant to run on a "headless" PC designed to store, share and RAID protect data on a network.

  • Purchase the software for $100 for installation on your own hardware

  • Prebuilt systems range from $300-$1000 depending on power and storage

  • Attach printers to share

  • Easy to set up RAID protection

  • Includes backup and security status management software

    • It will report whether all connected PCs are backing up and if antivirus is out of date.

  • http://www.microsoft.com/windows/products/winfamily/windowshomeserver/default.mspx


Shopping considerations

Shopping considerations:

  • How much storage do you need?

  • Do you have your own drives to use?

  • What features do you need?


Questions

Questions?

Thank you!

Jamie Leben

IT-Works Computer Services

970-405-4399

www.i-t-w.com


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