Four Things To Consider When Buying A Network-Attached Storage (NAS) System

Protecting your company's information assets is a critical part of any business. There are several vital things to consider when choosing a Network-attached storage system. Some of those include the available capacity, backup and recovery options, connectivity, and NAS security options. Here is a run-down of four things to consider when buying a network-attached (NAS) storage system

1.   Capacity

Prospective buyers of a NAS system need to consider the amount of storage they will require both now and in the future.  Multi-bay devices offer flexibility to grow with your business, so you have the storage capacity you need today as well as room to increase storage as your business grows. 

2.   Backup and Recovery Options

Make sure the NAS device provides appropriate backup and recovery options for your priceless data.  RAID-enabled (Redundant Array of Independent Disks) devices containing 2 or more drives can be configured to mirror data or even repair a faulty drive. NAS ensures safe storage and regular backup of all your electronic files.

3.   Connectivity 

NAS systems provide reliable data storage and backup for multiple computers on the same network and remote access to information when you need it. Some NAS devices offer accessibility via the internet. A recent article in eWeek says "...the nature of backup is evolving. It is no longer simply about data collection or recovery, but increasingly about how an organization can use its backed up data for greater purpose."

4.   NAS Security

NAS provides your business with peace of mind.  Rest easy knowing that your business has a secure backup system in case of hard drive failure. NAS devices paired with cloud storage provide an added layer of redundancy during natural disasters or other catastrophic events.

Carolina Data Recovery professionals are experts in NAS systems and data recovery. If you have questions about purchasing a network-attached storage system or data recovery options, please contact us.

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“The short: Calling Ron and his team was the best decision I could have made. Words like kind, respectful, prompt, and attentive come to mind. The long: My NAS crashed. I thought I lost my entire digital life. Forget about the files and documents one accumulates and all the music, I had 30 years of family pictures, some of who are no longer with us. I was in tears. I took my NAS to a big box store where I was given very robotic service by their "geeks" and was told it could cost me thousands of dollars, it would take at least a month (but I could leap to the front of the line for an extra $100) to even find out IF it was recoverable. I decided to look for someone local and thank God I found Carolina Data Recovery. Ron was able to confirm that the data was recoverable within 48 hours and had my data back to me within 72 hours. Beyond that, Ron took time to walk me though the process and listen to my concerns. Realizing I was a mess, Ron spent an hour on the phone with me explaining what I need to do going forward to ensure that this never happens again. Backing up your data IS important - hard lesson learned. I hope to never be in this situation again, but have comfort in knowing that Carolina Data Recovery has my back. ”
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