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24TB (6 X 4TB Seagate BarraCuda Pro (Desktop))


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Areca ARC-8050T3-6 Thunderbolt3 RAID Enclosure 24TB 6-Bay, SAS/SATA RAID 0/1/5/6; 2x TB3 USB-C (6 X 4TB Seagate BarraCuda Pro (Desktop))


spantv reviewOur Review:

8

OVERALL

DESIGN rating score 7.00

FEATURES rating score 8.00

PERFORMANCE rating score 9.00

VALUE FOR MONEY
rating score 8.00
  PROS
designAlthough a little dated, the casing is very compact and certainly more manageable than giant devices like the Promsie Pegasus 3. It is very functional and with two rear fans will keep the device cool throughout. Additionally, the inclusion of a real time LCD panel to give you information about the health and status of the drives is an excellent touch from Areca.
featuresWith blisteringly fast Thunderbolt3 as the connection of choice, the is going to be easily one of the most affordable 4 bay TB3 DAS enclosures available on the market. Likewise with control over the system and information from that front panel and RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, RAID 6 and RAID 10 being supported, you are looking at a great TB storage solution.
performanceWith the inclusion of a dual core ARM based RoC (RAID on chip) as well as 1GB of memory (twice that, in both regards, to their nearest rivals) it is in sheers performance and speed that the Areca ARC-8050T3-4 really shows it's power!
valueUltimately if you are looking for a stable and comprehensive direct attached storage RAID enclosure, with Thunderbolt 3 for your Mac or windows system - look no further than the Areca ARC-8050T3-4, ARC-8050T3-8, ARC-8050T3-12 and ARC-8050T3-6

  CONS
designThis black and silver chassis may appear a little dated in design and a combination of plastic and metal may put some off. Likewise the two fans are a pinch noiser than other DAS storage enclosures. Though you can turn the fans off.
featuresWith just Thunderbolt 3 ports, you will not see additional access like USB 3.0 to fall back on for non TB3 enabled PC or Mac devices.
performanceIf you are looking for a device that is going to do more than act as a slave enclosure for your data - you should look at the QNAP TVS-1282T3 NAS+DAS combination device
valueThose unfamiliar with the areca brand may seek refuge in well known brands like Promise and WD. However I would recommend Areca as a long standing and reliable company for your storage needs.

Areca ARC-8050T3-6 logo

The Areca Thunderbolt3 RAID Enclosure ARC-8050T3-6 6-Bay, SAS/SATA RAID 0/1/5/6; 2x TB3 USB-C 24TB is good enclosure. It features a 1.2 GHz dual core ROC CPU and with 2GB RAM providing outstanding performance for those looking for a cost effective Network Storage option. This Areca Thunderbolt3 RAID Enclosure ARC-8050T3-6 is backed with Areca’s 1yr(3yrLabour) limited warranty.

Out of the box this NAS can handle 6 x 3.5" hard drives / SSDs, giving it a maximum capacity of 84TB via 14TB drives.

Key Features

  • Pre-populated with 24TB of storage capacity (includes 6x 4TB Seagate BarraCuda Pro (Desktop) HDD)
  • RAID Levels: 0:1:5:6:
  • 1.2 GHz dual core ROC CPU
  • 2GB Random Access Memory (RAM)
  • Thunderbolt 3
  • Dual Thunderbolt interfaces allow the fastest connection to your Mac or PC host
  • Arrives with 1yr(3yrLabour) warranty for enclosure and 2yr warranty for hard drives



Includes Seagate BarraCuda Pro (Desktop) 3.5" SATA 6Gb/s Hard Drives

Combining Areca Thunderbolt3 RAID Enclosure ARC-8050T3-6 and 6 Seagate hard disks will provide you with a solid, long term Storage solution.

Vital Statistics (per drive)

  • Model Number: ST4000DM006
  • Rotation: 7200RPM
  • Interface: 3.5" SATA 6Gb/s
  • Form factor: 3.5 inch
  • Capacity: 4TB
  • Cache: 128MB
  • Warranty: 2yr

Back of the Areca Thunderbolt3 RAID Enclosure ARC-8050T3-6 box (the connections)


    Free Areca Thunderbolt3 RAID Enclosure SpanStor Build & Test

    You can have JBOD,RAID 0,RAID 1,RAID 5,RAID 6,RAID 10 set up on Areca Thunderbolt3 RAID Enclosure ARC-8050T3-6. We offer our completely free and highly recommended SpanStor build service for your Areca 6-bay enclosure. We ensure that your Areca box and Seagate drives are in perfect working order before we send it out, at no additional cost. Depending on the nature and complexity of the setup you request, this can take from a few minutes to a few hours, all done here at SPAN, thereby saving you time and money.
    Possible RAID options for your Areca 6-bay box are explained below.
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    Areca Thunderbolt3 RAID Enclosure ARC-8050T3-6 RAID options

    • JBOD- is a cost-effective network storage solution. If you have a lot of temporarily data to store, JBODs are an economical solution. Mind that the data is not critical or you have an effective backup scheme in place. JBOD is either a single or number of disks which are grouped together and presented to the Operating System as a single volume, called 'Spanning'. If you lose a single disk in the JBOD then you possibly will lose data, as the concept of a JBOD does not include not fault tolerance.
    • RAID 0 is ideal for non-critical storage of data that have to be read/written at a high speed, such as on a video editing station or an image retouching. RAID 0 offers great performance, both in read and write operations. All storage capacity is used, there is no overhead.
    • RAID 1 (mirrored drive) is ideal for critical storage, like accounting systems. It is also suitable for small servers in which only two data drives will be used (disc mirroring). It offers excellent read speed and a write-speed that is comparable to that of a single drive. In case a drive fails, data do not have to be rebuild, they just have to be copied to the replacement drive (mirroring hdd ). It can be used as back up mirror.
    • RAID 5 combines efficient storage with excellent security and decent performance. It is ideal for file and application servers that have a limited number of data drives. Very fast read data transactions while write data transactions are bit slower. In case if drive fails, you still have access to all data, even while the failed drive is being replaced and system rebuilds the data on the new drive.
    • RAID 6 combines efficient storage with excellent security and decent performance. Similar to RAID 5, read data transactions are very fast. Two drives can fail and you still have access to all data, even while the failed drives are being replaced. It makes it more secure.
    • RAID 10 combines pros and cons of RAID 0 and RAID 1 in one single system. If one drive fails, the rebuild time is very fast because data being copied from the surviving mirror to a new drive.

    Choose your RAID here -> Spanstor Build And Test
    If you buy this Areca Thunderbolt3 RAID Enclosure and hard drives we do free build and test for the unit and hard drives. So you can use this device straight out of the box. All free of charge in ARC-8050T3-6 price.
    Same Day and Next Day Delivery available in UK and fast WorldWide delivery for products in stock.
    FREE Business Quotes available for products with specific requirements or quantities. Often cheaper than Amazon.

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    Specifications
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    Stock code ICAr-TB8050T3-6
    Brand Areca
    Series Thunderbolt3 RAID Enclosure
    Model ARC-8050T3-6
    Type 6-Bay, SAS/SATA RAID 0/1/5/6; 2x TB3 USB-C
    ROHS Y
    Date added 06/03/2017

    ARC-8050T3-6 Spec Information

    Form factor / drive height 146x255x290 mm
    Platter size 3.5"
    Cache 2GB
    Guarantee 1yr(3yrLabour)
    Processor 1.2 GHz dual core ROC
    Total Drives 6
    RAID 0:1:5:6:
    RAID Levels RAID level 0, 1, 1E, 3, 5, 6, 10, 30, 50, 60, Single Disk or JBOD
    OS Support - Windows Windows 8 or later
    OS Support - Mac/OSX macOS 10.12 or later

    ARC-8050T3-6 Spec Connections

    sub- connectionI/EQuantity
    Thunderbolt3USB-CExternal2
    GraphicsDisplayPortExternal1
    SAS/SATASFF-8482 (Internal Single)Internal6

    Software

    ARC-8050T3-6 Speed

    Speed/RPM Thunderbolt 3rpm

    Physical

    Colour Black
    Weight (kg) 10kg
    Weight (bare) 6kg
    Watts 180W
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    Areca ARC-8050T3-6 Thunderbolt3 RAID Enclosure 24TB 6-Bay, SAS/SATA RAID 0/1/5/6; 2x TB3 USB-C (6 X 4TB Seagate BarraCuda Pro (Desktop))


    spantv reviewOur Review:

    8

    OVERALL

    DESIGN rating score 7.00

    FEATURES rating score 8.00

    PERFORMANCE rating score 9.00

    VALUE FOR MONEY
    rating score 8.00
      PROS
    designAlthough a little dated, the casing is very compact and certainly more manageable than giant devices like the Promsie Pegasus 3. It is very functional and with two rear fans will keep the device cool throughout. Additionally, the inclusion of a real time LCD panel to give you information about the health and status of the drives is an excellent touch from Areca.
    featuresWith blisteringly fast Thunderbolt3 as the connection of choice, the is going to be easily one of the most affordable 4 bay TB3 DAS enclosures available on the market. Likewise with control over the system and information from that front panel and RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, RAID 6 and RAID 10 being supported, you are looking at a great TB storage solution.
    performanceWith the inclusion of a dual core ARM based RoC (RAID on chip) as well as 1GB of memory (twice that, in both regards, to their nearest rivals) it is in sheers performance and speed that the Areca ARC-8050T3-4 really shows it's power!
    valueUltimately if you are looking for a stable and comprehensive direct attached storage RAID enclosure, with Thunderbolt 3 for your Mac or windows system - look no further than the Areca ARC-8050T3-4, ARC-8050T3-8, ARC-8050T3-12 and ARC-8050T3-6

      CONS
    designThis black and silver chassis may appear a little dated in design and a combination of plastic and metal may put some off. Likewise the two fans are a pinch noiser than other DAS storage enclosures. Though you can turn the fans off.
    featuresWith just Thunderbolt 3 ports, you will not see additional access like USB 3.0 to fall back on for non TB3 enabled PC or Mac devices.
    performanceIf you are looking for a device that is going to do more than act as a slave enclosure for your data - you should look at the QNAP TVS-1282T3 NAS+DAS combination device
    valueThose unfamiliar with the areca brand may seek refuge in well known brands like Promise and WD. However I would recommend Areca as a long standing and reliable company for your storage needs.

    Areca ARC-8050T3-6 logo

    The Areca Thunderbolt3 RAID Enclosure ARC-8050T3-6 6-Bay, SAS/SATA RAID 0/1/5/6; 2x TB3 USB-C 24TB is good enclosure. It features a 1.2 GHz dual core ROC CPU and with 2GB RAM providing outstanding performance for those looking for a cost effective Network Storage option. This Areca Thunderbolt3 RAID Enclosure ARC-8050T3-6 is backed with Areca’s 1yr(3yrLabour) limited warranty.

    Out of the box this NAS can handle 6 x 3.5" hard drives / SSDs, giving it a maximum capacity of 84TB via 14TB drives.

    Key Features

    • Pre-populated with 24TB of storage capacity (includes 6x 4TB Seagate BarraCuda Pro (Desktop) HDD)
    • RAID Levels: 0:1:5:6:
    • 1.2 GHz dual core ROC CPU
    • 2GB Random Access Memory (RAM)
    • Thunderbolt 3
    • Dual Thunderbolt interfaces allow the fastest connection to your Mac or PC host
    • Arrives with 1yr(3yrLabour) warranty for enclosure and 2yr warranty for hard drives



    Includes Seagate BarraCuda Pro (Desktop) 3.5" SATA 6Gb/s Hard Drives

    Combining Areca Thunderbolt3 RAID Enclosure ARC-8050T3-6 and 6 Seagate hard disks will provide you with a solid, long term Storage solution.

    Vital Statistics (per drive)

    • Model Number: ST4000DM006
    • Rotation: 7200RPM
    • Interface: 3.5" SATA 6Gb/s
    • Form factor: 3.5 inch
    • Capacity: 4TB
    • Cache: 128MB
    • Warranty: 2yr

    Back of the Areca Thunderbolt3 RAID Enclosure ARC-8050T3-6 box (the connections)


      Free Areca Thunderbolt3 RAID Enclosure SpanStor Build & Test

      You can have JBOD,RAID 0,RAID 1,RAID 5,RAID 6,RAID 10 set up on Areca Thunderbolt3 RAID Enclosure ARC-8050T3-6. We offer our completely free and highly recommended SpanStor build service for your Areca 6-bay enclosure. We ensure that your Areca box and Seagate drives are in perfect working order before we send it out, at no additional cost. Depending on the nature and complexity of the setup you request, this can take from a few minutes to a few hours, all done here at SPAN, thereby saving you time and money.
      Possible RAID options for your Areca 6-bay box are explained below.

      Areca Thunderbolt3 RAID Enclosure ARC-8050T3-6 RAID options

      • JBOD- is a cost-effective network storage solution. If you have a lot of temporarily data to store, JBODs are an economical solution. Mind that the data is not critical or you have an effective backup scheme in place. JBOD is either a single or number of disks which are grouped together and presented to the Operating System as a single volume, called 'Spanning'. If you lose a single disk in the JBOD then you possibly will lose data, as the concept of a JBOD does not include not fault tolerance.
      • RAID 0 is ideal for non-critical storage of data that have to be read/written at a high speed, such as on a video editing station or an image retouching. RAID 0 offers great performance, both in read and write operations. All storage capacity is used, there is no overhead.
      • RAID 1 (mirrored drive) is ideal for critical storage, like accounting systems. It is also suitable for small servers in which only two data drives will be used (disc mirroring). It offers excellent read speed and a write-speed that is comparable to that of a single drive. In case a drive fails, data do not have to be rebuild, they just have to be copied to the replacement drive (mirroring hdd ). It can be used as back up mirror.
      • RAID 5 combines efficient storage with excellent security and decent performance. It is ideal for file and application servers that have a limited number of data drives. Very fast read data transactions while write data transactions are bit slower. In case if drive fails, you still have access to all data, even while the failed drive is being replaced and system rebuilds the data on the new drive.
      • RAID 6 combines efficient storage with excellent security and decent performance. Similar to RAID 5, read data transactions are very fast. Two drives can fail and you still have access to all data, even while the failed drives are being replaced. It makes it more secure.
      • RAID 10 combines pros and cons of RAID 0 and RAID 1 in one single system. If one drive fails, the rebuild time is very fast because data being copied from the surviving mirror to a new drive.

      Choose your RAID here -> Spanstor Build And Test
      If you buy this Areca Thunderbolt3 RAID Enclosure and hard drives we do free build and test for the unit and hard drives. So you can use this device straight out of the box. All free of charge in ARC-8050T3-6 price.
      Same Day and Next Day Delivery available in UK and fast WorldWide delivery for products in stock.
      FREE Business Quotes available for products with specific requirements or quantities. Often cheaper than Amazon.

      Areca ARC-8050T3-6 Thunderbolt3 RAID Enclosure RAM / Card upgrade options






      Specifications

      General

      Stock code ICAr-TB8050T3-6
      Brand Areca
      Series Thunderbolt3 RAID Enclosure
      Model ARC-8050T3-6
      Type 6-Bay, SAS/SATA RAID 0/1/5/6; 2x TB3 USB-C
      ROHS Y
      Date added 06/03/2017

      ARC-8050T3-6 Spec Information

      Form factor / drive height 146x255x290 mm
      Platter size 3.5"
      Cache 2GB
      Guarantee 1yr(3yrLabour)
      Processor 1.2 GHz dual core ROC
      Total Drives 6
      RAID 0:1:5:6:
      RAID Levels RAID level 0, 1, 1E, 3, 5, 6, 10, 30, 50, 60, Single Disk or JBOD
      OS Support - Windows Windows 8 or later
      OS Support - Mac/OSX macOS 10.12 or later

      ARC-8050T3-6 Spec Connections

      sub- connectionI/EQuantity
      Thunderbolt3USB-CExternal2
      GraphicsDisplayPortExternal1
      SAS/SATASFF-8482 (Internal Single)Internal6

      Software

      ARC-8050T3-6 Speed

      Speed/RPM Thunderbolt 3rpm

      Physical

      Colour Black
      Weight (kg) 10kg
      Weight (bare) 6kg
      Watts 180W
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      18/01/2018 | Guest | GB Flag |
      Will this run at 40 GB/s on a windows machine with a thunderbolt 3 port?
      Thank you for the question.  This does have the potential to reach 40GB/s, however, it would very much depend on the drives you are using.  With lower spec drives no it wouldn't.  With higher spec it does have the potential.  Please contact our sales team for more specific assistance.


      SPAN.COM tech team
      16/11/2017 | Popular Question | GB Flag |
      Is there a difference between network drive, backup drive, network hard drive and nas drive?

      There is no physical difference between a network drive, backup drive, network hard drive and NAS drive, the MAIN difference is about the use of the equipment. So:

      A Network Drive is a area on storage that is useable to anyone on the network and will be visible to the device you are using if you have the correct login/password.

      A Backup Drive is a storage device is a area of NAS or DAS storage that is used JUST for backups and only for writing, not reading - it backs up one or multiple devices on a regular basis.


      A Network Hard Drive is the same as a network drive, but instead of a portion of online storage that is network/internet accessible, it is an entire disk drive. Much larger and often includes a RAID drive acting as a fall-back.

      A NAS Drive can do all of the above. It can be set up to be a backup drive for all your devices, it can make either a portion or ALL of the storage available over the internet or network, it can do all of these at the same time and can give you much, much more access options thanks to NAS software from the likes of QNAP, Synology, WD, Asustor, Buffalo and Drobo.


       

      16/11/2017 | Popular Question | GB Flag |
      What is a server at home?

      A server at home is a network attached storage device (NAS) that is like a computer, but with the emphasis on storage space. They can be purchased for as little as £100 and mean all your data can be accessed, used and backed up to and from overt the internet or your home network (WiFi etc). Bigger and more expensive home servers can do more, such as virtual computers, surveillance recording and multimedia access.

      16/11/2017 | Popular Question | GB Flag |
      What is meant by diskless NAS?

      A Diskless NAS means that it a network storage device that is sold without any Hard Drives inside. Many NAS Brands like WD and Buffalo will only sell their NAS server devices with Drives already installed - this can often increase the price significantly, as well as limit the Hard Drives you want to install. A diskless NAS is a device that you can choose which drives, how many and the capacity you want and install them yourself, for a more bespoke NAS storage device. Installing the Hard Drives is very easy and you can often save a lot of time and improve your long term storage by choosing a diskless NAS and selecting the drives yourself.

      16/11/2017 | Popular Question | GB Flag |
      What is a NAS external hard drive?

      A NAS external Hard Drive is an external storage device that, unlike USB 3.0 and eSATA external Hard Drives, is accessed used the internet or your home network. So that means you can access the contents (DATA) of the NAS on your iPhone, iPad, Smart TV, PS4, XBOX One, Sonos Sound System, Bose system, Laptop, Smartphone and pretty much any DLNA enabled device without having to connect to it with a cable. Meaning you do not need to carry duplicates of all your data on all your devices, but can have one central NAS storage devices that all the other devices can access.

      16/11/2017 | Popular Question | GB Flag |
      How do I connect to my NAS remotely?

      You can connect to your NAS server remotely with the mobile applications that are free with your NAS Brand manufacturer for iOS and Android. Alternatively you can use a number of desktop applications from the big brands QNAP and Synology NAS to access your device remotely. Lastly you can create a network and internet accessible drive with iSCSI and then setup software (Virtual Machine, backup, Surveillance and more) on your Mac or Windows machine to read and write to the NAS remotely.

      16/11/2017 | Popular Question | GB Flag |
      What is a NAS drive used for?

      A NAS drive can be used for the following:

      Apple Time Machine Backups
      Synchronized Backups of Windows and Android devices
      A Plex Media Server
      DLNA Media Server
      Download Server
      Printer Server
      Virtual Machine Deployment
      Email Server
      CRM and/or CMS System
      A CCTV IP Camera Enabled Surveillance station for your home or office
      File Server
      and more...


       

      16/11/2017 | Popular Question | GB Flag |
      What are the different types of RAID?

      The most popular and recommended RAID levels for a 2-Bay NAS and 4-Bay NAS from Synology and QNAP are:

      RAID 0 - Meaning all drive storage is pooled together into 1 big drive - MOST UNSAFE
      RAID 1 - Drives are duplicated so you lose half the available storage, but have a complete, up to the second copy of your data
      RAID 5 - You lose 1 drive of data storage space, but data is spread across all the available drives and a small piece of information called PARITY is created each wave/stripe that makes a blueprint of all the data
      RAID 6 - Same as above, but it removes two drives worth of space and protects you against the loss of two Hard Drives

      16/11/2017 | Popular Question | GB Flag |
      What is a RAID hard drive?

      A RAID Hard drive is a Hard Disk Drive that is designed to be used in a RAID configuration - in simple terms it is a drive that can be installed with multiple other drives of the same type (such as WD Red RAID Drives, WD Purples Surveillance RAID Drives and Seagate Ironwolf NAS RAID Drives). These are designed to be on for long periods of time and for handling data that is shared and/or duplicated across multiple drives at once - constructed with better vibration, head and access controls). Most other drives are designed to work on their own.

      16/11/2017 | Popular Question | GB Flag |
      What is raid on a NAS?

      RAID on a NAS is a means to protect yourself from losing your data due to hard drive failure. Hard Drives are the 2nd most vulnerable area of a NAS device and if a drive fails and you do not have a copy of the data elsewhere, you will most likely lose it all. RAID gives you a safety net (called REDUNDANCY) which means you can afford to lose 1, 2 or even 3 hard drives with the right configuration. The most common options are:

      RAID 0 - Meaning all drive storage is pooled together into 1 big drive - MOST UNSAFE
      RAID 1 - Drives are duplicated so you lose half the available storage, but have a complete, up to the second copy of your data
      RAID 5 - You lose 1 drive of data storage space, but data is spread across all the available drives and a small piece of information called PARITY is created each wave/stripe that makes a blueprint of all the data
      RAID 6 - Same as above, but it removes two drives worth of space and protects you against the loss of two Hard Drives

      16/11/2017 | Popular Question | GB Flag |
      What is a personal cloud storage device?

      A personal Cloud storage device is a piece of Hardware, Like a NAS, that gives you the access, freedom, speed and utility of popular 3rd party cloud providers such as Dropbox, Google Drive, iCloud, Amazon S3 and more. However unlike those providers that hold your data on a server farm hundreds or thousands of miles away, where you it can be broken into, a Personal Cloud (NAS) lives in your home/office and can be protected with both bespoke AES-256bit encryption, individual login credentials and if the worst case scenario, can be simply unplugged from the network/internet.


      It is also considerably cheaper in the long term.


       

      16/11/2017 | Popular Question | GB Flag |
      How do you connect to a NAS?

      You can connect to a device in several ways:


      - You can connect to a NAS via your home network as long as it is connected to the same router/switch that your other devices are connected to, via cable or over Wi-Fi (the devices, not the NAS)


      - You can connect over the internet using the NAS manufacturer’s respective software on desktop or mobile platforms for Mac, Windows and Android devices


      - You can also access the data as a network drive (where the location of the drive with be an IP - 192.168. etc.) and then the drive can be read and written to as needed


      Thank you


       

      16/11/2017 | Popular Question | GB Flag |
      How does a NAS device work?

      Excellent Question. A NAS devices like a computer that is dedicated to storing data that is made accessible across all your internet enabled devices. It connects to your home network (in simple terms, the internet connected network in your home or office) and makes the data that is store on it accessible. You can also access the data from outside the phone via WiFi at hotspots and other buildings, or via your mobile 3G or 4G internet connection.

      16/11/2017 | Popular Question | GB Flag |
      Do you really need a NAS?

      If you have data spread across multiple devices without a single backup location, then YES, you really do need a NAS drive. As it will make backing up with multiple devices easier, more automated and reliable.


      If you are a business with large amounts of data that needs to be accessible quickly, across multiple machines or outside your office environment for off-site staff or clients, then YES you needs a NAS.


      If you want your internet accessible data to be 100% inaccessible when needed (for security) and are considering a Cloud provider or a NAS, BUY A NAS!!! It is cheaper in the long run and can have individual and bespoke security measures. 


       

      16/11/2017 | Popular Question | GB Flag |
      What is a NAS drives for home?

      A NAS drive for Home is the means of storing your data in a central location that can be used for more home and entertainment based applications. Often these are 2-Bay or 4-Bay NAS Devices that support applications such as Plex, DLNA Server support, Backups like Apple Time Machine and Surveillance over IP cameras from companies such as Edimax and Reolink. The Hard drives in a NAS Drive for Home are recommended to be WD Red NAS Drives or Seagate Ironwolf NAS drives.


       



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