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Top 20 Most Popular Network Attached Storage on Amazon.com

March 29th, 2010

Network Attached Storage (NAS) Network-attached storage (NAS) is file-level computer data storage connected to a computer network providing data access to heterogeneous network clients.

A NAS unit is a computer connected to a network that only provides file-based data storage services to other devices on the network. Although it may technically be possible to run other software on a NAS unit, it is not designed to be a general purpose server. For example, NAS units usually do not have a keyboard or display, and are controlled and configured over the network, often using a browser.

A fully-featured operating system is not needed on a NAS device, so often a stripped-down operating system is used. For example, FreeNAS, an open source NAS solution designed for commodity PC hardware, is implemented as a stripped-down version of FreeBSD.

NAS systems contain one or more hard disks, often arranged into logical, redundant storage containers or RAID arrays (redundant arrays of inexpensive/independent disks). NAS removes the responsibility of file serving from other servers on the network.

NAS uses file-based protocols such as NFS (popular on UNIX systems), SMB/CIFS (Server Message Block/Common Internet File System) (used with MS Windows systems), or AFP (used with Apple Macintosh computers). NAS units rarely limit clients to a single protocol.

From Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Network-attached_storage

  • Iomega Home Media 1 TB Network Attached Storage
    (Price: $188.99 Price on Amazon.com: $137.67)
  • Synology DiskStation 2-Bay (Diskless) Network Attached Storage (White)
    (Price: $229.99 Price on Amazon.com: $227.99)
  • Iomega StorCenter ix2-200 1 TB Network Attached Storage (Black)
    (Price: $231.99 Price on Amazon.com: $223.35)
  • Synology DiskStation 5-Bay (Diskless) Scalable Network Attached Storage (Black)
    (Price: $999.99 Price on Amazon.com: $998.55)
  • Seagate BlackArmor NAS 220 2-Bay 4 TB (2 x 2 TB) Network Attached Storage
    (Price: $449.99 Price on Amazon.com: $444.02)
  • Seagate BlackArmor NAS 110 1 TB Network Attached Storage
    (Price: $162.99 Price on Amazon.com: $149.00)
  • Synology DiskStation 4-Bay (Diskless) Network Attached Storage (White)
    (Price: $390.99 Price on Amazon.com: $373.29)
  • Seagate BlackArmor NAS 440 4-Bay 4 TB (4 x 1 TB) Network Attached Storage
    (Price: $835.99 Price on Amazon.com: $699.99)
  • Buffalo Technology DriveStation Combo 1 TB USB 2.0/FireWire 400 Desktop External Hard Drive (Black)
    (Price: $131.99 Price on Amazon.com: $115.99)
  • Seagate BlackArmor NAS 440 4-Bay 8 TB (4 x 2 TB) Network Attached Storage
    (Price: $1,597.99 Price on Amazon.com: $1,299.99)
  • Buffalo Technology LinkStation Quad 4 TB (4 X 1 TB) Network Attached Storage LS-Q4.0TL/R5(Black)
    (Price: $557.99 Price on Amazon.com: $545.67)
  • Buffalo Technology LinkStation Quad 2 TB (4 X 500 GB) Network Attached Storage LS-Q2.0TL/R5 (Black)
    (Price: $457.99 Price on Amazon.com: $392.99)
  • Seagate BlackArmor NAS 420 4- Bay 2 TB (2 x 1 TB and 2 Empty Bays) Network Attached Storage
    (Price: $591.99 Price on Amazon.com: $499.99)
  • Synology DiskStation 2-Bay (Diskless) Scalable Network Attached Storage (Black)
    (Price: $579.99 Price on Amazon.com: $529.99)
  • LaCie 301431U 3TB 2big Quadra 2-Disk RAID Hard Drive
    (Price: $469.99 Price on Amazon.com: $426.80)
  • Synology Disk Station 1-Bay 1 TB (1 x 1 TB) Network Attached Storage DS109 1100 (White)
    (Price: $407.99 Price on Amazon.com: $397.99)
  • Synology Disk Station 4-Bay 4 TB (4 x 1 TB) Network Attached Storage DS409 4100 (Black)
    (Price: $1054.99 Price on Amazon.com: $950.89)
  • Iomega Home Media 500 GB Network Attached Storage 34336
    (Price: $159.99 Price on Amazon.com: $133.81)
  • TRENDnet 1-Bay Diskless USB 2.0 IDE Network Attached Storage Enclosure TS-I300 (Blue)
    (Price: $159.99 Price on Amazon.com: $108.34)
  • Buffalo Technology LinkStation Quad 1 TB (4 X 250 GB) Network Attached Storage LS-Q1TL/R5 (Black)
    (Price: $382.99 Price on Amazon.com: $355.45)
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