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Storage devices are designed to provide shared storage access across a network. These devices provide extended storage capabilities to the network with reduced costs compared to traditional file servers.

  • Network-Attached Storage (NAS)

    A NAS device is a server that is dedicated to nothing more than file sharing.

  • Storage Area Network (SAN)

    A SAN is a high-speed sub-network of shared storage devices. A storage device is a machine that contains nothing but a disk or disks for storing data.