This video is a simple overview of network attached storage devices like the WD My Cloud, Seagate Personal Cloud, and Synology Disk Stations. It's geared towards those unfamiliar with network attached storage but considering purchasing a device for their home or office.
00:36 - Comparison to USB storage
02:10 - Description of Network Attached Storage (NAS)
03:35 - Recommendation of a dual 2 drive NAS vs. single drive NAS
05:13 - Why a 4 TB dual drive NAS is actually 2 TB or half storage
05:39 - Setting up user accounts
06:07 - File shares and permissions
06:43 - Public folders
07:32 - On site / home network functions and features DLNA , apps
09:31 - iTunes server doesn't work with Apple TV / iPad / iPhone
10:10 - Time Machine and backup
10:49 - Offsite / Internet access to the NAS and differences to onsite
12:28 - Backing up the NAS to external hard drives and cloud
15:04 - Recommendations and final thoughts
I talk about what Network Attached Storage is, what it isn't, and whether or not a NAS drive is a better choice over a standard external USB hard drive.
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