What is Customer Attached Network Storage (NAS)?
Customer attached network storage (NAS) is a special type of network storage commonly used for home theater systems or other home systems such as aspects of a home area network (HAN).
Storage attached to network storage follows the general principles of network storage that a computer storage server is connected to a Computer network connected and acting as a file server delivering files and data to various parts of the network. In a network attached storage design, the endpoints of the network are personal or home devices such as personal computers, Blu-ray or DVD players, media players, and / or elements of home theater systems. A storage system connected to a network can also manage storage for Internet downloads or otherwise connect to the global Internet or provide video-on-demand services.