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Does your workstation impact remote NAS performance?

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As opposed to block-level storage, NAS or network-attached storage is a file level computer data storage server that is connected to a computer network providing data access to a varied group of clients. It is often manufactured as a computer appliance – a purpose-built specialized computer. It is specialized for serving files either by its hardware, software or configuration.

Containing one or more storage drives, often arranged into logical, redundant storage containers or RAID, NAS systems are networked appliances. Network-attached storage removes the responsibility of file serving from other servers on the network. They typically provide access to files using network file sharing protocols such as NFS, SMB or AFP.

NAS devices began to gain popularity as a convenient method of sharing files among numerous computers, from the mid-1990s. Possible advantages of dedicated network-attached storage, compared to general-purpose servers also serving files, include faster data access, easier administration, and simple configuration.

What is the most difficult thing about the remote connecting is that there are so many variables that even if one has the most remarkable workstation possible, their connection to the internet might still be bad.

One of the things that can be zeroed in, in terms of a solution, is that one has to have the performance. A go-to would be having the local cache drive that kind of syncs as the secondary operation. One is not reliant on the direct sync to the office, one is working on local copies for their stuff. Having a high-end workstation is definitely going to benefit a person, in such a situation, because they are working with the copy at home.

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