Linux servers are hatched from NAS devices – 5 models tested


Although cloud services are easy and automatic at best, the market for pin devices is still doing well. Where even the one who needs a slightly larger storage space has to shell out monthly fees from the cloud, the acquirer of a nas and a pair of hard drives can store data in terabytes for a few hundred, even for a decade.

There is also limited joy in a slow Internet connection from the cloud, while on a local area network, files are at their best at gigabits per second.

Modern nas are almost invariably full-blooded Linux servers that can do much more than just share files on a local area network. The range of features available on most nas devices is downright silly: there are huge numbers of different server roles and network protocols, and by installing various add-ons from the manufacturer’s app store, the range of features grows even more.

One of the major advantages of nas is that it is a stand-alone device that can be easily and automatically backed up, for example.

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