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.

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