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A network-attached storage server, or NAS file server, is the go-to data storage solution for organizations large and small. Providing improved resource utilization rates, higher availability and simplified administration, an NAS server can help to affordably solve the challenges of managing quickly expanding volumes of business data.

As a leading provider of custom computer and server equipment, Thinkmate makes it easy to buy NAS server products that meet the exact needs of your organization. Whether you need a small business NAS server or a cluster of servers for enterprise computing, Thinkmate enables you to buy NAS server storage solutions at highly competitive prices with the quality, reliability and service that Thinkmate customers have relied on for more than 25 years.

How buying a NAS server can solve storage challenges

A NAS server provides multiple users and devices with centralized storage that can be accessed via a network connection. A NAS system consists of software for NAS and server hardware and is typically connected to the network via an ethernet connection.

When you buy a NAS server, advantages for data storage include:

  • Easy accessibility. A NAS server resides on the LAN as an independent network node with a unique IP address, and can be accessed by any user or device on the network for storing and sharing files.
  • Reduced costs. Buying a small NAS server is a fairly inexpensive way to solve storage needs, and managing a NAS server requires few resources from IT personnel.
  • Improved performance. Since a NAS server takes on the responsibility for serving files, other servers can apply more resources toward processing other workloads, helping to increase overall system performance.
  • Simple scale-out capabilities. As data storage needs grow, IT teams can buy more NAS servers to add to the existing system, quickly and easily increasing data storage capacity.

Buying a NAS server from Thinkmate

When you buy a NAS server from Thinkmate, you'll be working with a leading custom systems builder with nearly three decades of experience providing compute and data storage solutions for corporations, academic institutions, government agencies and scientific enterprises.

Our STX NS series lets you buy a NAS server from a range of base platforms that feature up to 72 hot-swappable SATA drive bays and form factors from 1U to 4U. These low-cost, capacity-optimized storage solutions are ideal for workloads that include 24x7 cloud data centers, content delivery networks, web content storage, storage of virtual machine images, file-sharing, email archiving and more.

Features of our NAS server solutions include:

  • File-sharing for clients across composite OS platforms.
  • NAS's intuitive web GUI.
  • Exceptional file transfer rates for all types of protocols, including NFS, AFP, SMB/CIFS, FTP, and iSCSI/FC.
  • Support for server and storage virtualization.
  • An enhanced feature set that helps to lower cost-per-gigabyte.
  • Multiple choices/implementations of high-availability options.
  • Support for all of Areca's PCI-based RAID adapters: 12xx, 1883, and 1884/12GB SAS3 series.

A Thinkmate NAS device can also be configured as NAS cloud server or as a storage solution for virtualization and hyper-converged environments.

Benefits when you buy NAS servers from Thinkmate

Buying a NAS server from Thinkmate is an easy, straightforward process. Our world-class configurator offers more customizable options than any other system builder on the web. To configure your own NAS server and get a price quote, simply choose a base model with a form factor of 1U to 4U and select the components that meet your specific storage requirements. As you choose processors, memory, network cards, drives and software, you'll see the change in price reflected at the top of the page, providing an instant quote on the cost to buy NAS servers from Thinkmate.

When you've finished configuring your device and you're satisfied with the price, you can click Add To Order to buy the system or Submit For Review to have our expert solution architects take a look at your configuration to ensure everything looks right. And if you need help along the way, our knowledgeable computer technicians are available by phone to answer questions, review your selections and make suggestions to ensure you're getting a product that will best meet your needs.

Why buy NAS servers from Thinkmate?

When you buy NAS servers from Thinkmate, you know you're getting superior equipment at a highly competitive price. We have direct relationships with direct suppliers – the same suppliers used by the big name manufacturers – enabling us to provide pricing that's equal to or better than our competitors. The quality of our equipment is uncompromised – all components go through extensive quality control and testing processes to ensure we can deliver the reliability, functionality and efficiency that our customers count on. You'll find customer service at Thinkmate second to none, as our entire company is dedicated to doing everything in our power to help each customer. And all of our machines are built in the USA at our state-of-the-art facilities in Norwood, Massachusetts.

FAQs: How to buy a NAS server

What is a NAS server?

A network-attached storage server, or NAS server, is a centralized storage device that can be accessed by multiple devices and users. As a scale-out solution, NAS storage can easily be expanded by buying more NAS servers.

What features are important when buying a NAS server?

Capacity is the first criteria to evaluate when you buy a NAS server. Transfer speed and server response times are also important and are dependent on the number of users that may be accessing the NAS server simultaneously. Certain applications such as virtualized storage require higher performance, multi-core CPUs and higher memory, while cache acceleration is recommended for intensive database demands. Finally, the rackmount form factor is also a consideration.

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