network attached storage

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Network Attached Storage definition

networking, storage
(NAS) Fixed disks, RAID arrays, and magnetic tape drives connected directly to a Storage Area Network (SAN) or other direct network connection. This is in contrast to a file server where the peripherals are connected to the network via a computer (the server).
(2003-06-30)
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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