While many users prefer to use cloud services for backups, they aren’t always the best solution for having persistent data access or ensuring that your data remains private. For one, they come with a cost attached and offer no guarantees for how long the service will remain active. Offline access also remains a concern, and sharing files with large groups can be tedious.
A NAS drive or Network Attached Storage is the logical solution for many of those problems. It is a great solution for running your personal media server, a centralized photo storage station, or for sharing files around the house. NAS drives can even be a backup destination for all your phones and computers.