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HP MSA 1040 Storage The new HP MSA 1040 Storage is designed for entry-level market needs, features 8Gb Fibre Channel, 1GbE, and 10GbE iSCSI at previously unattainable entry price points. The new array allows users to take advantage of the latest storage technologies in simple and efficient ways by providing a good balance between performance and budget resulting in a highly favorable $/GB return on their investment. Entry consolidation and virtualization initiatives are now well in your budgetary reach. The MSA 1040 offers many of MSA 2040 features but at more affordable entry price points. ProLiant and BladeSystems administrators as well as IT generalists will find storage management tasks simple and intuitive with MSA. The MSA 1040 arrays leverage a new 4th-generation MSA architecture with a new processor, 2-host ports and 4GB cache per controller. Take advantage of the latest hard drive advances by choosing the form factor and technology which best meets your application and budget requirements. Unlike many competing arrays, the MSA 1040 ships standard with intuitive management tools and powerful data services such as Snapshots and Volume Copy for increased data protection.


All MSA 1040 models offer a common set of valuable features:

Ease of management featuring browser-based out-of-band access. This allows a department or small company to effectively handle growing storage requirements, with the aid of an intuitive GUI to administer the unit with a minimum of complexity. Ideal for local or remote installations.
MSA 1040 comes standard with 64 controller-based snapshots and clone capability. Arrays also support an optional 512 snaps.
Dual controller array models with automated failover for high availability.
All models support a wide variety of drives: High-performance enterprise-class SAS, and high-capacity SAS Midline drives.
MSA 1040 can have a maximum of three disk enclosures (3); consisting of MSA 2040 LFF disk enclosures and/or D2700 SFF disk enclosures. The array can grow incrementally from a few drives to a maximum of 48 LFF or 99 SFF drives.
Vdisks can be spanned across multiple enclosures
RAID levels 0, 1, 3, 5, 6, 10, 50
Maximum drive counts vary by RAID levels: 2 drive max for RAID level 1; max of 16 drives for RAID levels 0, 3, 5, 6, and 10; max of 32 drives for RAID level 50
512 LUNs with LUN sizes greater than 40TB depending on the RAID configuration chosen. The maximum LUN size is 128TB (depending on drive size, capacity and RAID configuration).
Non-disruptive on-line controller code upgrade (requires dual controllers w/ multi-pathing software)
Upgradable by design. Owners of a P2000 G3 array are able to do data-in-place controller upgrades to the new MSA 1040 array. This unique ability protects the earlier investments in drives, and JBODs. (Note: Certain limitations are applicable- please review MSA 1040-2040 Upgrade Technical Whitepaper before upgrading your P2000 G3 systems)

Family Information   MSA 1040 Capacity
Minimum / with maximum additional drive enclosures LFF:
48 TB (single LFF array-head -using 12 x 4TB LFF SAS MDL drives)
192 TB (by adding 3 LFF Disk Enclosures behind LFF Array & using 4TB LFF SAS MDL drives)

SFF:
28.8 TB (single SFF array-head - using 24 x 1.2TB SFF SAS drives)
118 TB (by adding 3 SFF Disk Enclosures behind SFF Array & using 1.2TB SFF SAS drives)
NOTE: maximum available storage capacity depends on the RAID level being implemented Controller Cache 4 GB per controller Total LUNs
(LUN sizes are dependent on the disk and RAID configuration chosen) 512
maximum LUN size: 128TB Host Interconnect 2 x 8Gb Fibre Channel ports per controller
2 x 1GbE RJ-45 ports per controller
2 x 10GbE ports per controller Maximum Drives
w/ 3 expansion 48 LFF/99 SFF Maximum Host Supported 64 Standard Software Snapshot, 64 (snaps)
Clone Optional Software Remote Snap 
Max Snapshot (512)   Product Technology MSA 1040 Models MSA 1040 Storage offers 3 factory configured models:
MSA 1040 8Gb FC with 2-ports per controller
MSA 1040 1GbE iSCSI with 2-ports per controller
MSA 1040 10GbE iSCSI with 2-ports per controller Modular Chassis 2U rack height. 12 Large Form Factor or 24 Small Form Factor drive bays, accommodating SAS and SAS MDL Drives Optional Disk Enclosures Users have a choice of chassis for the array head between LFF and SFF drives. Additionally, users can choose between disk enclosures accommodating either drive sizes. Both the MSA 2040 disk enclosure and the D2700 disk enclosure can be hot-added to an operating array. MSA 2040 3.5-inch Disk Enclosure. This 2U unit has twelve LFF (3.5-inch) drive bays and accepts for MSA dual-ported SAS and SAS MDL drives. Each pre-configured HP MSA 2040 LFF Disk Enclosure (C8R18A) has two I/O modules. This 3.5-inch MSA disk enclosure can be attached to either an MSA 1040 LFF or SFF array head. Each disk enclosure ships standard with two .5m mini-SAS to mini-SAS cables for cascading to other disk enclosures Up to three MSA 2040 3.5-inch disk enclosures can be attached to an MSA 1040 Array. D2700 2.5-inch Disk Enclosure. This 2U storage enclosure (AJ941A) is designed to support twenty five HP Storage or ProLiant 2.5-inch SFF 6Gb SAS or SAS MDL hard drives. It ships standard with dual I/O modules installed. This 2.5-inch D2700 disk enclosure can be attached to an MSA 1040 (SFF or LFF) array head The D2700 enclosure ships standard with two .5m mini-SAS to mini-SAS cables for cascading to other disk enclosures Up to three D2700 may be attached to the MSA 1040 array head, providing support for up to 99 SFF drives. Scalability The MSA 1040 Arrays are designed to allow an installation to begin with smaller capacity and be able to grow gradually as needed. The flexibility of SAS or SAS MDL drives technology, form factors, sizes, speeds, and costs per GB allows a system to easily fit in almost any budget. Large Form Factor configurations can scale up to 48 TB SAS MDL, expandable to 192 TB SAS MDL with the addition of a maximum of three MSA 2040 3.5-inch Disk Enclosures. Small Form Factor configurations can scale from 28 TB SAS. With the addition of three D2700 JBODs, the MSA 1040 storage can support 118 TB SAS. Vdisks Vdisks can span across multiple enclosures, where drives used in the Vdisk can be contained in different enclosures. The maximum number of drives that can be used in RAID 1 Vdisk is 2; RAID 0, 3, 5, 6, and 10 is 16; and for RAID 50 Vdisk is 32. LUNs The MSA 1040 Arrays support 512 volumes and up to 512 snapshots in a system. All of these volumes can be mapped to LUNs. LUN sizes up to 128 TB depending on the disk and RAID configuration chosen. The array supports expansion and deletion of any LUN. RAID 0, 1, 3, 5, 6, 10, 50 In addition to the usual RAID levels, the MSA 1040 features several important additional levels. RAID 6 is the highest level of RAID protection. It allocates two sets of parity data across drives and allows simultaneous write operations. It can withstand two simultaneous drive failures without downtime or data loss. RAID 10 is mirroring and striping without parity. RAID 50 combines the block striping and parity of RAID 5 with the straight block striping of RAID 0, yielding higher performance than RAID 5 through the addition of RAID 0, particularly during writes.
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Stock code SBRhp1040-E7W03A
Brand HPE
Series Storage MSA 1040
Model E7W03A
Type System - Chassis + Dual 2-Port 10GbE Controllers - for 12x 3.5" Drives
ROHS Y
Date added 04/04/2014

E7W03A Spec Information

Platter size 3.5"
External drive ? Not available
Guarantee 1yr+HPE
Redundant PSU ? Not available
Total Drives 12
Rack size 2

E7W03A Spec Connections

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SAS/SATASFF-8482 (Internal Single)Internal12
LAN10GbE RJ45External4

Software

E7W03A Speed

Physical

Weight (kg) 25kg
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HPE Storage MSA 1040 E7W03A System - Chassis + Dual 2-Port 10GbE Controllers - for 12x 3.5" Drives
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HP MSA 1040 Storage

The new HP MSA 1040 Storage is designed for entry-level market needs, features 8Gb Fibre Channel, 1GbE, and 10GbE iSCSI at previously unattainable entry price points. The new array allows users to take advantage of the latest storage technologies in simple and efficient ways by providing a good balance between performance and budget resulting in a highly favorable $/GB return on their investment.

Entry consolidation and virtualization initiatives are now well in your budgetary reach. The MSA 1040 offers many of MSA 2040 features but at more affordable entry price points. ProLiant and BladeSystems administrators as well as IT generalists will find storage management tasks simple and intuitive with MSA.

The MSA 1040 arrays leverage a new 4th-generation MSA architecture with a new processor, 2-host ports and 4GB cache per controller. Take advantage of the latest hard drive advances by choosing the form factor and technology which best meets your application and budget requirements. Unlike many competing arrays, the MSA 1040 ships standard with intuitive management tools and powerful data services such as Snapshots and Volume Copy for increased data protection.


All MSA 1040 models offer a common set of valuable features:

Ease of management featuring browser-based out-of-band access. This allows a department or small company to effectively handle growing storage requirements, with the aid of an intuitive GUI to administer the unit with a minimum of complexity. Ideal for local or remote installations.
MSA 1040 comes standard with 64 controller-based snapshots and clone capability. Arrays also support an optional 512 snaps.
Dual controller array models with automated failover for high availability.
All models support a wide variety of drives: High-performance enterprise-class SAS, and high-capacity SAS Midline drives.
MSA 1040 can have a maximum of three disk enclosures (3); consisting of MSA 2040 LFF disk enclosures and/or D2700 SFF disk enclosures. The array can grow incrementally from a few drives to a maximum of 48 LFF or 99 SFF drives.
Vdisks can be spanned across multiple enclosures
RAID levels 0, 1, 3, 5, 6, 10, 50
Maximum drive counts vary by RAID levels: 2 drive max for RAID level 1; max of 16 drives for RAID levels 0, 3, 5, 6, and 10; max of 32 drives for RAID level 50
512 LUNs with LUN sizes greater than 40TB depending on the RAID configuration chosen. The maximum LUN size is 128TB (depending on drive size, capacity and RAID configuration).
Non-disruptive on-line controller code upgrade (requires dual controllers w/ multi-pathing software)
Upgradable by design. Owners of a P2000 G3 array are able to do data-in-place controller upgrades to the new MSA 1040 array. This unique ability protects the earlier investments in drives, and JBODs. (Note: Certain limitations are applicable- please review MSA 1040-2040 Upgrade Technical Whitepaper before upgrading your P2000 G3 systems)

Family Information

  MSA 1040
Capacity
Minimum / with maximum additional drive enclosures

LFF:
48 TB (single LFF array-head -using 12 x 4TB LFF SAS MDL drives)
192 TB (by adding 3 LFF Disk Enclosures behind LFF Array & using 4TB LFF SAS MDL drives)

SFF:
28.8 TB (single SFF array-head - using 24 x 1.2TB SFF SAS drives)
118 TB (by adding 3 SFF Disk Enclosures behind SFF Array & using 1.2TB SFF SAS drives)
NOTE: maximum available storage capacity depends on the RAID level being implemented

Controller Cache 4 GB per controller
Total LUNs
(LUN sizes are dependent on the disk and RAID configuration chosen)
512
maximum LUN size: 128TB
Host Interconnect 2 x 8Gb Fibre Channel ports per controller
2 x 1GbE RJ-45 ports per controller
2 x 10GbE ports per controller
Maximum Drives
w/ 3 expansion
48 LFF/99 SFF
Maximum Host Supported 64
Standard Software Snapshot, 64 (snaps)
Clone
Optional Software Remote Snap 
Max Snapshot (512)
 
Product Technology
MSA 1040 Models MSA 1040 Storage offers 3 factory configured models:
MSA 1040 8Gb FC with 2-ports per controller
MSA 1040 1GbE iSCSI with 2-ports per controller
MSA 1040 10GbE iSCSI with 2-ports per controller
Modular Chassis 2U rack height. 12 Large Form Factor or 24 Small Form Factor drive bays, accommodating SAS and SAS MDL Drives
Optional Disk Enclosures Users have a choice of chassis for the array head between LFF and SFF drives. Additionally, users can choose between disk enclosures accommodating either drive sizes. Both the MSA 2040 disk enclosure and the D2700 disk enclosure can be hot-added to an operating array.
MSA 2040 3.5-inch Disk Enclosure. This 2U unit has twelve LFF (3.5-inch) drive bays and accepts for MSA dual-ported SAS and SAS MDL drives. Each pre-configured HP MSA 2040 LFF Disk Enclosure (C8R18A) has two I/O modules.
  • This 3.5-inch MSA disk enclosure can be attached to either an MSA 1040 LFF or SFF array head.
  • Each disk enclosure ships standard with two .5m mini-SAS to mini-SAS cables for cascading to other disk enclosures
  • Up to three MSA 2040 3.5-inch disk enclosures can be attached to an MSA 1040 Array.
D2700 2.5-inch Disk Enclosure. This 2U storage enclosure (AJ941A) is designed to support twenty five HP Storage or ProLiant 2.5-inch SFF 6Gb SAS or SAS MDL hard drives. It ships standard with dual I/O modules installed.
  • This 2.5-inch D2700 disk enclosure can be attached to an MSA 1040 (SFF or LFF) array head
  • The D2700 enclosure ships standard with two .5m mini-SAS to mini-SAS cables for cascading to other disk enclosures
  • Up to three D2700 may be attached to the MSA 1040 array head, providing support for up to 99 SFF drives.
Scalability The MSA 1040 Arrays are designed to allow an installation to begin with smaller capacity and be able to grow gradually as needed. The flexibility of SAS or SAS MDL drives technology, form factors, sizes, speeds, and costs per GB allows a system to easily fit in almost any budget.
  • Large Form Factor configurations can scale up to 48 TB SAS MDL, expandable to 192 TB SAS MDL with the addition of a maximum of three MSA 2040 3.5-inch Disk Enclosures.
  • Small Form Factor configurations can scale from 28 TB SAS. With the addition of three D2700 JBODs, the MSA 1040 storage can support 118 TB SAS.
Vdisks

Vdisks can span across multiple enclosures, where drives used in the Vdisk can be contained in different enclosures. The maximum number of drives that can be used in RAID 1 Vdisk is 2; RAID 0, 3, 5, 6, and 10 is 16; and for RAID 50 Vdisk is 32.

LUNs The MSA 1040 Arrays support 512 volumes and up to 512 snapshots in a system. All of these volumes can be mapped to LUNs. LUN sizes up to 128 TB depending on the disk and RAID configuration chosen. The array supports expansion and deletion of any LUN.
RAID 0, 1, 3, 5, 6, 10, 50 In addition to the usual RAID levels, the MSA 1040 features several important additional levels. RAID 6 is the highest level of RAID protection. It allocates two sets of parity data across drives and allows simultaneous write operations. It can withstand two simultaneous drive failures without downtime or data loss. RAID 10 is mirroring and striping without parity. RAID 50 combines the block striping and parity of RAID 5 with the straight block striping of RAID 0, yielding higher performance than RAID 5 through the addition of RAID 0, particularly during writes.
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HPE E7W03A Storage MSA 1040 expansion units


When running out of hard drive capacity on the HPE, C8R18A provides an easy way to immediately scale capacity up to 96TB by additional 12 hard drives. The RAID volume on the HPE Storage MSA 1040 can be expanded directly without having to reformat the existing hard drives, ensuring it continues its service during the capacity expansion.
HPE E7W03A expansion C8R18A More Info
When running out of hard drive capacity on the HPE, AJ941A provides an easy way to immediately scale capacity up to 200TB by additional 25 hard drives. The RAID volume on the HPE Storage MSA 1040 can be expanded directly without having to reformat the existing hard drives, ensuring it continues its service during the capacity expansion.
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Specifications

General

Stock code SBRhp1040-E7W03A
Brand HPE
Series Storage MSA 1040
Model E7W03A
Type System - Chassis + Dual 2-Port 10GbE Controllers - for 12x 3.5" Drives
ROHS Y
Date added 04/04/2014

E7W03A Spec Information

Platter size 3.5"
External drive ? Not available
Guarantee 1yr+HPE
Redundant PSU ? Not available
Total Drives 12
Rack size 2

E7W03A Spec Connections

sub- connectionI/EQuantity
SAS/SATASFF-8482 (Internal Single)Internal12
LAN10GbE RJ45External4

Software

E7W03A Speed

Physical

Weight (kg) 25kg
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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


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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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