What do you need to know about NAS RAID?
Here you will find out:
- what is NAS RAID
- what are the benefits of NAS
- when DiskInternals can help you
Are you ready? Let's read!
What does NAS stand for?
NAS is literally a “network storage device” or, as it is otherwise called for its functional purpose, a “data storage server” that can be used by anyone from ordinary users to large corporations. NAS can also be described as a combination of a large amount of storage medium and a special hardware platform that allows you to connect this media to a local computer network. RAID NAS is attractive precisely because it allows simultaneous and immediate access to data for different users!
Here you can deploy your own clouds, as well as exchange data with other cloud storage services to increase reliability and for user convenience. In any case, the NAS array is a convenient tool for placing absolutely any (important and not so) data.
Benefits of NAS usage
In general, a RAID NAS drive is a unique idea.
You can expand your network storage at your discretion: one disk is enough for you - fine, you need more free space - add another disk and rejoice. Installing a hard drive in the NAS is no more difficult than inserting a SIM card into the phone - just place the disk with a special connector and push it back until it clicks.
In addition, there is no need to worry that you will lose data if the disk is damaged - here, the disks are combined into logical redundant storage containers or RAID arrays, which are necessary for additional security.
Another nice point: RAID 1 NAS provides universal access to data over the network (including from the Internet). Access to files can be at any time and from any device, moreover - at the same time! You can manage your network storage even from your phone, if necessary, thanks to special applications.
NAS: which one of the RAID do you need to use?
Which one of the RAID do you need to use on your NAS storage? That depends on NAS’ disks amount. For example, if you have 1 disk in NAS storage, then you cannot use RAID 5 (since the minimum amount of disks in RAID 5 is 3).
NAS and RAID compound
Using NAS with RAID is becoming an increasingly common practice. It can either be configured devices initially (with a specific array) or non-configured devices with the ability to select an array. For large corporations, it is possible to use RAID 5 with NAS and replace the damaged disk, if necessary, without stopping the system (the so-called hot-swap) - this is actively used by corporate specialists.
Peculiarities of RAID data recovery from NAS
It should be understood that the NAS is a separate Linux computer, so these are not just discs. In other words, there is no direct access to disks, but only a network. However, the network is not suitable for data recovery, so you need to remove the disks.
You can create a disk image and only then restore data. All these can be done with the same DiskInternals application.
DiskInternals RAID Recovery recovers data not only from Linux, NAS but also from Apple, UNIX RAID. Here, you can recover files of any type by more than 90%. In addition, before purchasing the application, you will study and browse the found files with the help of previewing at no cost. Any virtual disk can easily be mounted on a local drive if desired.
All recovered data is exported to local(determined by you) or remote locations (including FTP).