NAS box


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NAS box

A network attached storage device. See NAS and box.
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lt;p>Why it's cool: This is a quick and relatively inexpensive way to turn your portable hard drive into a NAS box.
The performance you get is greater than what you would expect from a powerful and much more expensive NAS box.
Create a budget NAS box and learn other techniques for managing storage using disk quotas, cloning, snapshots, RAID, and volume management
The NAS box receives an NFS or CIFS request over a network and has an internal processor which translates that request to the proper storage command in ATA or SATA, to access the appropriate storage device.
If Solaris is so good at managing storage, and can run on X86 iron, it is a mystery why Sun hasn't created its own NAS box running on cheap Serial ATA or SCSI drives.