What is NAS?
NAS stands for Network Attached Storage. It is a small computer network system used for file storage and network access. This system enables the user to share files among multiple computers.
Why is NAS used?
As mentioned above NAS has a smaller range for streaming. Yet, it is a smart storage. It can be used along Internet of Things components to control systems including smart appliances.
NAS can be used in office or at home as the NAS servers are capable of communicating with other devices via local network i.e., LAN (Local Area Network). All the devices attached to this LAN connection can access the files across any device be it a desktop or laptop.
Data backup is always a major concern in a business or home. NAS devices provide additional storage space, under your control and data is not backed up in outsourced cloud storage.
NAS storage is connected to the CPU, memory and various hard drive components which can include one or more than one disks, and can be expanded depending on the model.
In IT market or Business, NAS devices fall under three major categories:
1. Users without any technical skills: A NAS solution using Drobo is offered for usage.
2. Users with average technical skills: The device is equipped with QNAP and Synology.
3. For users with advanced technical skills: A file server based on a technical interface can be built such as Buffalo.
The NAS devices too have data loss common to other storage media including effects of viruses and malicious software, due to hacking, logical failures of the OS and other factors. Let us take a look at the common causes of loss of files from a NAS device:
1. You may want to change storage configurations: to build a RAID, to increase storage capacity, to form a redundant RAID configuration, etc. This process poses a serious danger as it occurs over a live system.
2. The constant data growth will need more storage space. This need brings the necessity to upgrade the storage devices. The process of extending the storage capacity disks.
3. The issue with power may lead to a system resulting in loss or corruption of metadata. Volume failure, degraded mode of one of the disks are the other common causes of NAS failure.
Data Recovery Service
After the NAS failure due to any reason, find a Synology Data Recovery Service. Refrain yourself from all sorts of DIY data recovery methods. The sole reason being the system is already a complex machine and a little error to you might render the device useless. Doing the DIY methods which are readily available on google end up doing further damage to the system and file corruption.
The moment you find something unusual with the system, avoid repairing or reconfiguring the NAS unit and find a data recovery service. These professionals have experience with a variety of failures and systems to quickly recognize the issue e it electronic, mechanical, logical with your device in turn which will help restore the files.
Published May 3rd, 2021