Consumers looking for network-attached storage have plenty of options. Most businesses go for a commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) unit, while enthusiasts and home users can go for either COTS or do-it-yourself (DIY) units. There are plenty of excellent COTS NAS vendors in the market, including, but not restricted to Asustor, QNAP, Seagate, Synology and Western Digital. QNAP and Synology have been at the forefront of bringing new features to COTS NAS units. On the DIY front, consumers can go for a dedicated NAS build or re-purpose an existing PC. Some of the popular operating system options for DIY NAS units include Windows and its server variants, NAS4Free, FreeNAS, Rockstor etc. While NAS4Free, FreeNAS and Rockstor are free open source solutions, Windows and its server variants are...
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