When you're searching for a low-cost data storage solution to manage rising volumes of unstructured data, a home-built NAS server may be the right approach. A network-attached storage server or NAS server, is a storage solution with a file-level architecture that enables multiple client devices and users to easily access a central location for storing and accessing data. Because you can easily scale-out NAS systems by simply adding more servers, a home-built NAS server enables you to configure a storage solution for your needs today and add additional servers as data volumes grow, rather than running the risk of over-provisioning with an expensive storage solution.
When you're ready to configure a home-built NAS server, Thinkmate provides highly reliable solutions with extremely competitive pricing and a world-class configurator that lets you build your own NAS server quickly and easily.
A home-built NAS server offers several critical benefits over other storage systems, and several advantages over turnkey NAS systems.
For more than 25 years, Thinkmate has been a premier provider of servers, storage solutions and workstations for customers in a wide range of industries. We provide solutions that offer exceptional reliability, highly competitive pricing and 100% customizability, enabling our customers to affordably provision equipment that meets their exact needs.
When you're ready to construct a home-built NAS server, you can save yourself a great deal of time and effort by starting with a base model from our STX-NS series of NAS storage solutions. These machines represent an ideal balance of high performance and high capacity, offering low-cost bulk storage designed for vast amounts of unstructured data. Our world-class configurator let you completely customize these base models your exact specifications, providing a home-built NAS server that delivers the affordability and performance your data storage environment requires.
The Thinkmate STX/NS series is available in form factors ranging from 1U to 4U, with 1-2 processors and 12-72 drive bays. Key features include:
Whether you're sourcing a single small business NAS server or an enterprise-class NAS storage system, Thinkmate's highly customizable solutions enable you to get the exact system you need.
Our configurator makes it easy to shop for, price out, compare and buy NAS server solutions online. When you're ready to configure a home-built NAS server from Thinkmate, simply start with a base model based on the form factor from 1U to 4U that's best suited for your needs. You'll then have the option of choosing from a wide range of internal components, including processors, hard drives and solid state drives, memory cards, network cards and software.
The price of every component is clearly displayed on the configurator, and you'll see a running total for your configured device at the top of the page, which takes into account every selection and change you make. Consequently, you'll be able to easily keep an eye on your total cost as you select or swap out components.
Your home-built NAS server will be covered by our 3-year warranty with advanced parts replacement at no cost, which can be upgraded to a 5-year warranty with next-day business service on site.
When you source a home-built NAS server from Thinkmate, you can count on:
A home-built NAS server is a network attached storage device that is configured with a do-it-yourself approach, where data storage specialists assemble a NAS server out of individual parts, rather than purchasing a turnkey system.
A home-built NAS server is less expensive than a turnkey system, and provides greater flexibility for provisioning the exact equipment needed for the requirements of a specific data storage environment.