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A network attached storage (NAS) drive is a type of network drive that utilizes network attached storage as a network-based storage drive.
A NAS drive allows users on a local network the ability to access, upload, modify and perform other tasks on the data within that drive.
A NAS drive is primarily a form factor or deployment model of the network drive. It is a NAS device configured to be accessed by users over the Internet. Each NAS drive has its own IP address that uniquely distinguishes it from other devices on the network. Users can access a NAS drive directly using its IP address or through a purpose-built network storage application. It is mainly used in home or small networks using a NAS drive as a central and shared storage location.