We are very fortunate that we are enjoying the advantages of modern technology and its benefits. Especially those personal computers or PCs that we have with extreme speeds and awesome amounts of memory. PCs made it possible in connecting to other people in other places faster and more convenient than ever. Many people today don’t realize just how much they rely on their computers and the need for more data storage than ever.
On a daily basis we need more data storage, after a while this tends to build up more and more. In fact, it is the most important part in solving and providing solutions to our problems within our business or personal issues. Information technology is part of the flow system which enables us to store, process, transmit, secure, receive, and retrieve information. Without that type of technology our work would likely come to a screeching halt.
One of the primary components of a PC is data storage or hard drive space. Data storage could mean the internal or external hard drive or possibly a network drive, not the RAM or memory of the computer.
Memory is the direct access to the CPU while the hard drive is common form of external storage. Hard drive are connected to the motherboard via a cable and is typically slower than RAM. Hard drives today are getting more and more storage available on them. Typically businesses can store huge amounts of data for very little cost now as compared to ten years ago when big data centers had to be built to store all the data.
One other type of storage is NAS, or Network Attached Storage. This is a disk array that is connected to your computer network to provide data to clients of the network. Today, NAS systems are in demand because they provide a more convenient and faster ways of sharing data on a network. It is accessible by all computers in the network which can be accessed in real time and with high speed Internet being more affordable than ever this is a great solution to data storage problems.
NAS has been the preferred choice by most companies because of the convenience in accessing data, superior protection against malicious software and viruses. And it is efficient in managing the storage area from one crucial place because of its isolated management system.