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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
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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