If you have more than one pc running on your computer network and don’t have a backup or file storage server in place, you might be a good candidate for a Network Attached Storage device.
Using a NAS storage system in your business will give you the peace of mind knowing that your data and files are stored in a separate location –in the event of a disaster.
Why Purchase a Network Attached Storage Device?
Here are 4 main reasons that you should use a Network Attached Storage device to backup your business data:
- You can backup ALL of the computers connected to your small business or home network
- You can schedule automatic backups of your data
- File sharing across your computer network is much easier
- You will be able to access your content – anytime and anywhere that there is an internet connection (with built in remote access technology)
2014 Review of the Best Network Attached Storage Devices for Small Business
Today, I’m rounding up a list of 5 network attached storage devices for small businesses that are currently the best in the market:
The WD My Cloud EX2 is an ideal network storage device for small business owners running their company from home. It’s affordably priced, features customizable cloud features and fast performance.
Undoubtedly, the best is that the WD My Cloud EX2 is accessible from your computers, tablets and smartphones via the My Cloud desktop and mobile apps.
One of the best features of the WD MyCloud EX2 NAS and one that I would recommend using is RAID technology. RAID allows you to use multiple hard drives (a primary and a secondary) then mirror them.
This simply means that when enabled, with RAID a duplicate copy of your first hard drive is copied to your second hard drive…so that if the primary one fails, your second hard drive will take over.
For the budget-minded, the Synology Disk Station DS214se is an excellent choice for your everyday backup and data sharing needs.
With this NAS, you simply purchase a compatible hard drive, activate your software using Synology’s software wizard then you are all set.
As with most Network Attached Storage Devices, with this device you can easily access your files from an internet capable mobile device.
Geared for the home user market, the Seagate Central NAS is jam packed with features. It gives user an easy way to share, store and manage documents via a home network.
Additionally this device is intended to work with other home streaming devices that include Blue-Ray devices and game consoles.
Western Digital’s out of the box high performance NAS, the Western Digital MyCloud Mirror is a two bay network attached storage system that allows up to 8TB of storage.
Featuring a centralized storage management console, these systems make it super easy to store, backup and manage your files and important business data.
With this NAS you will also have the ability to connect to your Dropbox storage account and access other cloud service accounts.
A powerful and higher end Network Attached storage device the QNAP TurboNAS TS-470 is a top of the line business class network storage systems in the market today.
This NAS is one of the few on the market that features HIPPA grade security. Some of the more advanced level features supported with this NAS include: LDAP, Active Directory along with support for 3rd party backup software applications such as Amazon S3, Dropbox and Google Drive.
One of the most awesome features of this NAS is that it offers a 24/7 home or small business office surveillance solution via a Network Video Recorder.
Of course, I can’t forget to mention that this NAS supports up to 32TB of storage and has a centralized dashboard for easy access and management of your business data.
So tell me, are you using a Network Attached Storage Device in your business? If you are, I would love for you to share them with us.