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Are NAS and a Server the Same Thing?

by Matthew Mister, on Jul 26, 2022 2:22:39 PM

You’ve probably seen a number of different options when searching for servers. Trying to make sense of it all can be a bit confusing. 

One of the options you’ve most likely read about during your search is Network Attached Storage, commonly referred to as NAS. This may have you wondering; what is the difference between a NAS and a server? The simple answer is they are one in the same. NAS is a file server that delivers files to users across a shared network. Each user connects to the server and as they request files the server delivers them from a shared database on the server.

Network attached storage comes in a variety of different form factors. These devices can range from small desktop devices to enterprise class servers that are rack mounted in a server room. No matter which type of NAS you choose, the basic functionality of a server will be available. What separates the different types of NAS servers is the amount of storage they can hold and if they provide any additional features.

When choosing a NAS server make sure to do your research and find out what type of NAS will best suit your needs while staying within your budget.

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