Term: NAS [Network Attached Storage]
An NAS device is nothing more than a computer connected to a network that has hard disks “shared” in such a way that they are made available to other computers on that network.
Strictly speaking, a NAS is a device that is dedicated to the task of housing and sharing disk storage with a network.
In looser terms, any computer sharing disk space could be considered an NAS of sorts.
In many cases, even dedicated NAS devices are actually stripped-down PCs “under the hood,” often running a version of the Linux operating system configured to act only as an NAS.« Back to Glossary Index