Consumer Network-Attached Storage (Consumer NAS)
Definition - What does Consumer Network-Attached Storage (Consumer NAS) mean?
Consumer network-attached storage (NAS) is a specific kind of network-attached storage commonly applied to home theater systems or other home systems, such as aspects of a home area network (HAN).
Techopedia explains Consumer Network-Attached Storage (Consumer NAS)
Consumer network-attached storage follows the general principles of network-attached storage, where a computer storage server is connected to a computer network and functions as a file server, delivering files and data to different parts of the network. In a consumer network-attached storage design, the end points of the network are personal devices or home devices such as personal computers, Blu-ray or DVD players, media players and/or elements of home theater systems. A consumer network-attached storage system may also handle storage for Internet downloads or otherwise connect to the global Internet or provide video-on-demand services.
- Network Attached Storage (NAS)
- Blu-Ray Disk (BD)
- Home Theater Personal Computer (HTPC)
- Fiber Channel (FC)
- Small Computer System Interface (SCSI)
- Advanced Technology Attachment (ATA)
- File Transfer Protocol (FTP)
- Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
- IEEE 802.11
- Storage Area Network (SAN)
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