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Direct Attached Storage

Direct Attached Storage (“DAS”) is mass storage that is directly connected to a computer. Most computers have DAS (you would see it as your “C Drive”). Storage can either be physically internal or external to the computer.

Direct Attached Storage (“DAS”) is mass storage that is directly connected to a computer. Most computers have DAS (you would see it as your “C Drive”).

Storage can either be physically internal or external to the computer.

Storage is typically only accessible by the computer to which it is connected, however, can be shared.

DAS provides low cost access to storage and is suitable for environments where individuals seldom collaborate on files and/or where there are very few (ie 1 or 2) individuals utilising the system.

Conventional file servers are a combination of DAS and NAS, rolled in to one. It is the network operating system (eg Windows Server, Linux, etc) that allows the contents of the server’s DAS to be made available and shared to the users of the network.

Physically, they are DAS devices. Logically, they are NAS devices. However, it should be noted that conventional network file servers provide far more services to the network than file sharing, whereas a true NAS device would only provide file sharing.

Click on a diagram for a diagrammatical representation and easy to understand description of DAS, NAS and SAN.

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