7 reasons: Why you should throw away external drives and switch to QNAP NAS


Direct Attached Storage (DAS) is no more! Each day, more and more videos, photos, and documents are produced, and more and more people are sharing their files. It’s time to ditch traditional external hard drives as they aren’t convenient, efficient, or secure anymore. NAS (network-attached storage) is designed for work and play in the 21st Century. A NAS is a smart, reliable, and efficient solution for storing, backing up and sharing files.

Do you know why external drives are out of style?

The external hard drive was considered convenient… in the past! You simply plugged in an external caddy, and you were ready to go as long as your disc met the correct format, wasn’t too full, or failed. Despite this, the traditional storage solution isn’t enough to meet the needs of modern life. Let’s imagine that you’re in a meeting, but the USB is at home, or worse, fails to work altogether. Since there is no easy way to search the external drive, you have to remember where your presentation is stored. The pictures in the folder are too large to send through email, but you want to share them with your friends. Situations like these occur every day. These situations can be handled in a better way.

QNAP NAS: What it is!

The QNAP NAS is a central storage system using multiple hard drives that is constantly online and accessible from anywhere. This easy-to-use, the customizable personal server is powered by the elegant QTS operating system, featuring a very capable file manager, backup manager, download manager, access permissions, multimedia center, and much more! You can do all this without complicated IT knowledge. Your life can be magically simplified with a QNAP NAS.

Here are 7 reasons why you should choose QNAP NAS

1.All your files, in one place.

Finding files on multiple computers, folders, or external drives frustrates you? With QNAP NAS, all your files can be found in a single location, and you can find what you need in a matter of seconds.

2.Back up your files. Never lose a thing.

There is no longer a need for external hard drives for backups. QTS offers convenient backup options, including Apple Time Machine for Mac®, QNAP NetBak Replicator for Windows®, USB one-touch copy, remote backup via RTRR/sync, and cloud backup solutions to create a comprehensive disaster recovery plan.

3.Share files anytime, from anywhere.

Bringing around external hard disks and USB drives is no longer necessary! It is now easy and secure to access your files on the NAS from any device, anytime, anywhere. Share documents, photos, music, and videos with your friends without having to hand over your drives one by one. With QTS, you can send email attachments, share links, or share on social media, making sharing easy as never before.

4.Multiple built-in protections for your data.

Protecting your data from online threats and disk failures has never been easier. With RAID, you can recover your data in the event of a failed hard drive by replacing the failed drive with a new one*. The QNAP NAS supports multiple types of RAID configurations that are suitable for a variety of use cases. As well as built-in 2-step verification, volume/shared folder encryption, and instant alerts to mobile devices, it provides industry-leading security features to protect your data.

* Restoring data on your NAS is based on what type of RAID you are using and not all types are supported.

5.Enjoy your home multimedia center.

With a QNAP NAS, you have a secure, centralized, cloud-based storage solution that also streams all your content via HDMI, Chromecast®, AirPlay®, iTunes®, Plex, DLNA® and Bluetooth enabled devices. You can stream media from one device to all of your rooms using QNAP NAS’ multi-zone multimedia control system. You can now spend memorable moments with your family.

6.Quickly find the right data with Qsirch.

Searching for a specific file manually is very frustrating, especially if you need it urgently. With QNAP’s Qsirch, you can quickly and easily find what you need with its full-text intelligent search engine. QSearch features a built-in intelligent predictive search engine that starts searching as you type, highlights keywords in the results to make finding the right result easy, and automatically learns from your queries to speed up future searches.

7.Cross-platform file sharing for group collaboration.

External hard drives can only be used by one device at a time. When all team members need access to the same document, this can be very inconvenient when it comes to group collaboration projects. QNAP NAS supports SMB/CIFS, NFS, and AFP file sharing, allowing your team members to access the files using Windows®, Mac®, Linux®/UNIX®, or AndroidTM & iOS® devices. Moreover, the QNAP NAS provides convenient file synchronization across various devices, increasing work efficiency and collaboration between departments and branch offices.