NAS Has Its Own Limitations

I needed a larger hard drive to store my movie collection. My server was maxed out, and I didn't feel like buying a new computer, so I bought a computer in a box, aka Network Attached Storage.

But what makes NAS so attractive is also a limitation. Since NAS is, by design, accessible to all operating systems, you'll find that it's not predictable, like NTFS, and Windows Networking.

So NAS is a great solution, if you need a quick, inexpensive storage boost. But know the limitations, and choose your NAS solution carefully.

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