Nowadays, the need for storage in various devices that we use everyday can be said to continue to increase. It has already been tried to be accommodated by device manufacturers, such as smartphones or laptops, where they try to offer storage of larger sizes than we encountered on devices from the previous era, for example from about 3-4 years ago. In addition, the device manufacturer also tries to offer the option of expanding data storage capacity, so that device users can get more capacity, for example by using memory card (SD Card/Micro SD).
Nevertheless, the growing demand for data storage space can sometimes not be addressed with internal storage capacity or additional than existing expansion options. It could be, there’s one point where you’ll need more storage space, and it can’t be fulfilled by what’s available on the device. When that happens, one of the solutions you can do is move the files that are on your device to a place outside your device, but keep your users accessible from the device.
One of the “extra” storage spaces, outside of the device, which can be selected to solve the problem above is the NAS. NAS, or Network Attached Storage, is a Storage that is not installed directly to a device, such as a smartphone or laptop, but is placed on a network, or even on the “Internet”. We can easily access files on the NAS from devices such as smartphones and laptops, as long as they are connected to the Internet.
Synology, one of the leading NAS manufacturers, tries to introduce steps to using NAS to expand the storage of smartphones or laptops, addressing limited storage problems.