When it comes to computers and networks, NAS devices were mainly used by large businesses. Now that home users store huge amounts of data from music to videos, more and more people are turning to Network Attached Storage (NAS) devices to store their data. A NAS device is located on a network and users can map a network drive to the NAS to add storage capabilities.
SAN devices can be anything from tape drives to multi drive RAID arrays. A SAN is a direct conect to specific computers and usually has a fibre channel for better speed. The fact that most NAS or SAN devices can be configured as either or, gives users the capabilities to store their data in the configuration that best suits their needs.
Like all forms of magnetic media, hard drives fail. Below is a list of the most popular SAN and NAS devices. If you are having issues with yours call 727-345-9665 to speak with an experienced RAID engineer.
- SNAP Server
- Western Digital World Book
- LaCie Fibre Channel
- Buffalo Home/Small Business
- Buffalo Business Solution
- HP StorageWorks