This month we’re going to have a quick look at Network Attached Storage, what it is and why you should seriously consider it for your home and or business use.
A Network Attached Storage (NAS) device is basically a group of external Hard Discs all put together is a small compact unit that allows you to backup & restore, store your photos & documents, multimedia, really you should put anything you valued on it.
Because of the design of the NAS units with their multi-hard disc configuration, and integrated RAID (Redundant Array of Independent Disks) controllers, these units can withstand a complete Hard Disc failure WITHOUT LOSING ANY DATA !
Why is this important ?
Well, last month (and every month) we get contacted by clients who have had PC / notebook failures resulting in all their family photos for the last decade or so being lost. Of course none of these people have backups, so the onus falls on us to attempt to recover what we can. In some cases we’ve been successful, but depending on the damage to the disc really determines whether we can recover anything at all.
HOW MUCH DO YOU VALUE YOUR FAMILY PHOTOS ?
Obviously a good backup regime would have solved the problem, but if we’re all honest with ourselves how often does that really happen ?
What would happen if your PC collapsed today and was un recoverable ? what would you lose that you couldn’t get back?
A Simple 2 Bay NAS unit like the one pictured above would allow you store your precious images and information with the security of knowing that both Hard Discs are mirror images of each other so in case of failure your data is still secured.
Additionally what we’ve proposed to many of our clients, is to hide / secure their NAS unit somewhere safe in their premises, so even in the event of theft or perhaps fire the NAS and your data could be somewhere safe.
The Dimensions of these units are only : (WxDxH) 10.1 cm x 22 cm x 14.2 cm.
All the management functions of the NAS are performed via the inbuilt Web Server, allowing you to simply browse to the unit to configure it.
The configuration itself is very simple, with an intuitive Setup process guiding you through the most common options to operation.
The Netgear 2 bay NAS pictured Above with 2 x 1Tb Hard Drives has an RRP of $ 911.00 inc GST, but for this month only EtherTech are offering this unit with the 2 x 1Tb Seagate Hard Drives for only $ 737.00 inc GST a saving of $174.00.
If you want to know more, or want to order one of these units for yourself, please call us on 1300-ETHERTECH today!
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