A penny for your storage thoughts.

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The good thing about a NAS is that it is pre-configured for the task.
...and it uses less power,
...and it's a physically small box, easy to locate,
...and the OS is designed to do one thing and do it very well,
...and it has a warranty,
...and the owner doesn't have to learn much and can concentrate on what they want to store, not how to store it.
 

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...and it uses less power,
...and it's a physically small box, easy to locate,
...and the OS is designed to do one thing and do it very well,
...and it has a warranty,
...and the owner doesn't have to learn much and can concentrate on what they want to store, not how to store it.
Alternatively, if you don't really need a NAS because you can simply put a decent size disk in your PC instead of a small one:
- it uses no power because you didn't buy it
- it is invisible because you don't have it
- no extra OS needed
- no warranty needed - it can't fail
- owner doesn't need to know anything
 
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As an alternative to externals.

I have a hot swap bay in my tower so I can just use bare drives.

I have an NVMe drive for my system, applications, and LR catalogs. I have a regular SSD for my personal images. And I have an 8TB internal mass storage drive. Then I have 2TB & 4TB drives I use in the hot swap bay for external onsite and external offsite backups (I rotate the drives to a bank safe deposit box). With bare drives I never have to worry about what power cord or connection cord I need.

For the actual backups I use FreeFileSync. I have windows scheduled backups for my LR catalogs off my MVNe and images on the SSD to the 8TB drive. I also use it to sync folders on the 8TB internal to the external drives.
 

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