Network attached storage
NAS are typically devices or computers that have large disk spaces; these are shared through a network to be commonly used to share files. The clients accessing this shared storage device are tablets, laptops, desktops, or servers, which only need to understand network-file-based sharing protocols such as NFS and CIFS/SMB. Initially, this can be thought of as a DAS system with its storage repository accessible over the network, but a specialized NAS server is far better in terms of efficiency and performance than an ordinary system with access shared on the netwo...
Network attached storage (NAS)