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Jody SappingtonNov 16, 2022 10:37:55 AM3 min read

What Can I Do With a QNAP?

What Can I Do With a QNAP?


Have you ever wanted to have your own personal cloud? Or you've been looking for a way to share all of your photos with friends and family. If so, the QNAP network attached storage (NAS) might be for you. It's a great device that can help you store important data, backup photos and videos from your phone or computer, and even stream media around your home! First, you can read more about how this incredible technology can make life easier for you and anyone else who uses it. Then, we dig deeper with our QNAP NAS: Ultimate Guide for You.

Backup and Restore 

You can use a NAS for backup and restoration of your important data. By storing all your essential files in the same place, you can quickly restore them if something happens to them. In addition, you don't have to worry about losing or forgetting where you've stored a file on your computer when it comes time to use it again—it's all right there in the NAS! 

Photo and Video Sharing 

You can use a QNAP NAS to share your photos and videos with friends and family. You can use the free Plex app for this, or if you're willing to pay a little more, VODO has some great features that make it worth the cost. If you have a lot of photos and videos stored on your computer, consider migrating them to Dropbox or Google Drive so you can access them from anywhere. 

In addition to sharing content with others, having a NAS means that all your essential files live in one place—that makes life easier when it comes time to clean up after yourself! 

Media Streaming 

One of the most attractive features of a QNAP TS-251B is its ability to stream media from its internal drives and other devices. You can do this by connecting them directly to your TV or home theater system through HDMI cables, or you can connect them wirelessly via AirPlay or DLNA. 

Suppose you have an Internet connection on your network and are not afraid of tinkering with settings. Set up your QNAP device to stream content directly over the internet. Streamed content means that if someone visits your website while they're away from home, they'll be able to access all their files stored on their QNAP in real time! 

NAS and SAN are common acronyms in the network-attached storage industry. NAS stands for network attached storage, while SAN stands for storage area network. Both of them store a variety of information that you want to keep safe and secure, but they have some different features and uses. 

A NAS is often an inexpensive device that connects directly to your home or office network through an Ethernet cable, though it may also be able to use Wi-Fi if you prefer. A NAS allows you to store data on its internal hard drives or another type of hard drive connected through USB or eSATA ports; it doesn't necessarily have any special hardware inside (though there are some advanced models). A NAS system is easy to set up—you connect the cables, install drivers (if necessary), and then access your files from any computer on your network. You can also share files stored on yourothersople who are part of your home or small office network by giving them access t file explorer apps. 


The QNAP network attached storage is an excellent way to store the information you care about, back up important data, and stream your media.