Build your own Network and Cloud storage with capacity up to 128 PB (PetaByte) The NAS 3.0 is Addonics' 3rd generation NAS adapter with up to 30% faster performance and several powerful enhancements. The new features in the NAS 3.0 adapter include support of NTFS and exFAT file system, WebDAV server, two drive volumes and a few others. The NAS 3.0 adapter enables creating a Network Attached Storage with capacity as large as 128PB and with features that rival many expensive NAS storage solutions. Any USB storage can be attached to the NAS 3.0 for sharing over the LAN or over the internet, just like your own private cloud storage. Like its predecessors, the NAS 3.0 adapter maintains the support of both SMB (Server Message Block) and the open source Samba network protocols, printer server, X-Box media server and Bit-Torrent client.
File system One of the biggest improvements in NAS 3.0 is the type of File System support. Any USB storage with NTFS or exFAT File System can now be attached directly to this new NAS adapter. There is no special drive preparation needed. Hard drive with existing data can now be attached to the NAS 3.0 adapter and becomes shareable immediately. Drive volumes as large as 256TB under NTFS or a whopping 128PB under exFAT can now be added to the network. When used in conjunction with Addonics RAID Tower or RAID Rack, storage capacity in excess of 50 TeraBytes can be easily added to the LAN or WAN.
WebDAV server - your private cloud storage The WebDAV server in the NAS 3.0 adapter is the latest development in serving data over the internet. WebDAV is a set of extensions to the HTTPS(s) protocol that allows a web server to appear as a standard network drive. As of 2009, many new Operating Systems come built-in with WebDAV client support. Free Apps are also available to add WebDAV client to iPhone and Android phone. Using the WebDAV client software, data stored in the WebDAV server can be accessed anywhere via internet connection, like having your private cloud storage. Once your WebDAV client is set up, any folder in the WebDAV server can be mapped to a drive letter. WebDAV server also works like a web server. Any web browser can directly open HTML or ASP file stored in the WebDAV server via the internet. For more detail information of the WebDAV protocol.
Instant data sharing The NAS 3.0 adapter also allows instant sharing of data stored on USB storage device with NTFS or FAT file system. Once you have the NAS 3.0 adapter set up on the network and an USB storage attached to the USB storage port, any additional USB storage device attached to the printer port on the NAS 3.0 adapter becomes available to all network users. Every folder and file in the USB storage connected to the printer port is accessible for download or viewing over the LAN or WAN. There is no authentication or user account set up required.