- Realtek RTD1296 quad-core 1.4 GHz processor and built-in 2 GB DDR4 RAM. 1 Gigabit Ethernet network port and support for SATA 6Gbps disk drives. Provides data transfer performance up to 113 Mbps. Supports 4K (H.264) hardware decoding and real-time transcoding. Supports optional SSD upgrade for SSD caching to boost IOPS-demanding applications performance.
- Intel Celeron J3455 Quad-core 1.5 GHz, burst up to 2.3 GHz Processor
- 2 x 10/100/1000M
- 3 x USB3.0
- 2TB (1 x 2TB)
- Marvell ARMADA 370 800 MHz Processor
- 1 x 10/100/1000M
- 1 x USB2.0
- 1U 4-bay compact form factor for branch offices and small businesses
- Make a leap forward in data storage with a professional grade NAS, designed in-house by the market leader in SMB networking
- Easy monitoring and maintenance with NETGEAR Insight app
- Collaborate better with more simultaneous users - easy access to your data from anywhere
- Cloud backup to Amazon AWS, Google Drive, Dropbox or fast block-level replication to another ReadyNAS
- Ideal for: K-12, and businesses with large file storage requirements
- Centralized network storage and access from anywhere with computers or mobile devices High-performance 1.3 GHz dual-core processor and 1GB memory for seamless media streaming and ultra-fast file transfers Supports up Milestone Arcus Surveillance software with two (2) free camera licenses Multiple RAID configurations and automatic backup options to help guard important data Automatic file synching across all your computers for up-to-date access from anywhere Volume encryption and password protection for enhanced data security Powered by My Cloud OS 3 for automatic and personalized features
- A scalable 5-bay desktop NAS with outstanding performance, ideal for small offices and IT enthusiasts
- Quad-core CPU with AES-NI encryption engine, delivering reading and writing throughput at over 225 MB/s even when data are encrypted
- Loaded with two 4GB DDR3L memory module, providing 8GB memory capacity in total
- Built-in two M.2 NVMe SSD slots for system cache support
- Dual 1 GbE (RJ-45) ports with failover and Link Aggregation support
- Dual-channel H.264 / H.265 4K video transcoding on the fly
- Scalable up to 10 drives with one expansion unit DX517 connected
- Support Virtual Machine Manager to run light-weighted virtual machine instances within isolated sandboxes
- Diskless System
- Pre-tested NAS-grade Hard Drives Included - with RAID pre-configured
- Business class value storage solution
- Partially Populated to fit today's needs while planning for tomorrow's concerns
- Integrated Hybrid Cloud Backup / Private Cloud / iSCSI Backup
- Easy-to-setup: Just plug into router for instant network storage
- Made in Japan - TAA compliant
- Integrated cloud backup with Amazon S3, Dropbox, Dropbox Business, Microsoft Azure and OneDrive
- 4 x drive bays with 2TB x 2 drives included, remaining 2 drive bays for future scalability
- Total usable capacity dependent on RAID configuration
- Purpose built network attached storage for small business
What is a Network Attached Storage Device?
A network attached storage (NAS) device is a centralized file storage solution that is similar to an external hard drive, except that it connects to a network instead of directly to any one computer. It is a way for your staff to share files, stream media content, and back up documents. If you wish to learn more about NAS storage boxes and how they can benefit your organization, NeweggBusiness explains below.
What is a network attached storage device?
A NAS device is more like a file server with web management functionality rather than just a storage drive. In a NAS box, you will find a processor, memory, and an operating system. So when shopping for NAS storage, your considerations should include processor speed, amount and speed of memory, operating system compatibility, the number of expandable hard drive bays (if any), and more.
For organizations, a NAS box is an excellent way to provide additional storage, while requiring less setup and administration than servers. In addition, some network attached storage devices have audio and video streaming functionality so that they can double as media hubs. If your organization can benefit from a NAS box, then there are a few key points that you should consider for when shopping one.
While some NAS boxes have built-in hard drives, others will require you to purchase the drives separately. One advantage of a NAS box that requires you to purchase the drives separately is that you can customize the capacity of the network attached storage device to your organization’s needs.
Connectivity (Wired or wireless)
Wired NAS storage drives utilize gigabit Ethernet ports for network connectivity, with some having several Ethernet ports. The reason for having more than one Ethernet port is two-fold. First, the redundancy can come in handy if a port ever fails, and secondly, using multiple ports can increase data bandwidth.
Wireless network attached storage drives are not as common as wired variants for a two reasons. One, most wireless NAS drives utilize the 802.11n standard, which is slower than gigabit Ethernet. Two, a wired NAS can still be accessed wirelessly if it is connected to a wireless router.
The performance of a NAS is determined by the speed of its processor and the amount of memory onboard. With a network attached storage drive, better hardware means that it can support more users reading and writing data at the same time. However, a faster processor and more memory usually mean a higher price tag.
Operating system compatibility
When purchasing NAS storage devices, you will want to make sure that they are compatible with your organization’s operating systems. Mac and Windows support is fairly common, with some network storage devices supporting both. Support for computers running Linux® however, is not as common.
Security can come in the form of file encryption, user authentication, firewalls, and Kensington® security slots (K-slots). For maximum protection, you will want a NAS that is secure on the software level as well as physical.
What NAS should you get?
When shopping for a NAS, your top concerns should be those listed above. They determine how fast the NAS will be, how much storage capacity it will have, and how secure it will be. After taking into account those factors, then you should consider features such as media streaming, cloud storage, remote access, and YouTube™ integration. With those additional features, a network attached storage drive can be more than just a file server for a local network.