Central Data Storage for Home Networks

central data storage

If you've got files and folders everywhere, and you're never sure which device you saved your music or your photos on, why not try a centralised storage system? Central storage gives you one safe, easy place to access your data from many of your different computing devices - so if you have a tablet, a PC and a laptop, you can access your files from one simple location without constantly having to switch devices.

Central storage relies on your home's wireless network, creating a space where everything is safely stored away and can be accessed securely by any of your home devices that have been set up for access. Storage can be as big or as little as you like - from a small space to store all of your photos or documents, to much larger storage for films and music. Central storage also gives you extra peace of mind by keeping your files safe from hardware failure. For example, if your laptop dies your files don't die with it. This also saves you having to move everything over from an old computer to a new one. For additional security, folders can be passworded to allow individual storage areas for each member of the household and keep intruders out.

Network attached storage (or NAS) devices come with various levels of performance, features and price. You may need a fast device for streaming high definition movies, extra large storage for your extensive back catalogs or access 24/7 from anywhere in the world. Why not contact us to discuss what suits your needs best?

For more on how you can maximise your storage options, give us a call or drop us an email.

Unsure of some of the terms we've used? We've handpicked a few definitions for you below, or you can visit our glossary for a comprehensive list. Click on 'read more' to see the full definition.
External Hard Drive: External hard drives work as large portable storage devices, working in much the same way as an internal hard drive or a USB memory stick. External hard drives offer larger amounts of storage than USB sticks, although there are larger in si... read more
Gigabyte (GB): A gigabyte is the equivalent of 1 billion bytes, and is used to measure memory capacity. It is bigger than a megabyte, but smaller than a terabyte. Currently hard drives are usually measured in gigabytes (or 'gigs'), but larger capacity mac... read more
NAS: NAS stands for 'Network Attached Storage' and allows files to be saved in a single location accessible over the network. A NAS can be as simple as an external hard drive connected to the local network or a large bank of hard drives in a ser... read more
RAID: RAID (redundant array of independent disks) is storage technology for combining several disk drives in order to increase performance, resiliency and/or capacity, depending on the RAID architecture used. RAID systems can operate at a lower l... read more
Terabyte (TB): A terabyte is the equivalent of 1 trillion bytes, or 1,000 gigabytes, and is used to measure memory capacity. It is bigger than a gigabyte, but smaller than a petabyte. Currently hard drives are usually measured in gigabytes (or 'gigs'), bu... read more