Home network storage is the solution to organize music, photos and other important data all in one place on your home network so you can access it from any on your PCs or Macs.
Most homes now have multiple computers and handheld devices, some with network cables and others that increasingly are wireless. Yet these homes typically have no comprehensive organization of the files that they have paid good money for and would hate to lose.
If you have a library of iTunes or MP3 music you probably want to access it on your primary PC, your laptop via WiFi and also with your iPod or your new iPad. Why not play it through a home stereo system for everyone to enjoy?
Universal access to electronic entertainment media is no longer just a dream. And with a network storage device in your home you can not only enjoy your investment but protect it as well.
When you make the move to home network storage, you can store your music files (MP3′s, iTunes, etc) in one convenient location yet access it from anywhere in the house that your network cabling or WiFi reaches – even outdoors.
That is not all, though, because currently available network storage devices make it possible to access your music library and other data from anywhere in the world with an internet connection!
This type of access is not even that hard to setup. If you cannot do it, find a teenager in your house or borrow a neighbors kid to do it for you.
Avoid losing data or paying twice for a song or movie you have purchased before
I have written about some of the many people who stored their entire iTunes or other music or photo collection on just one PC or laptop and then lost it when that computers hard drive died.
In some cases, the data loss happened while at the computer repair shop.
Backing up is the answer, of course, but that gets complicated when the data is spread out over multiple computers. After all, each person in the family has his or her own music collection, right?
A quality home network storage device will include redundant hard drives so that if one hard drive fails, you do not lose any data. This is usually in an array of drives known as RAID.
You do not need to understand the technology, though.
Instead, you get an email from the device telling you of the problem (or imminent problem) and you get the bad hard drive replaced while your data is still protected by the other drive(s).
Additionally, now that your important data files are in one place, you can finally configure an online backup service easily and conveniently to automatically store copies of that important data at a secure server in another part of the country.
With all of the natural disasters of late I am sure you can appreciate the value of having your computer data backed up to a location far away from where you live.
Setup and configuration of these network storage devices is very simple and painless through a web browser. They attach to a home network very easily and are perfectly compatible with WiFi.
The uses for these compact NAS devices continue to blossom; as does your data and hence your need for a data storage unit like this. They are attractive, quiet, compact and green friendly. You will find them in all price ranges, many which are budget friendly.
Features, reliability and warranties doe vary, however, so I highly recommend consulting an expert authority before buying.
Secure your valuable photos, music, video and other data on a NAS device that will let you access it from any computer almost anywhere. The best devices support Windows, Mac and even mobile devices. Get the latest information for a wise decision on home network storage and gain the comfort of knowing your files are both safe and accessible.