In times when hard disks were one of the more expensive items on the list when buying a new computer, we didn't dare to hope, that one day (today) a single gigabyte would be worth just 5-8 cents. The fact we use more and more digital accessories makes our lives rely more and more on digital data. It also means we have to take special precaution with storage and safety, so we don't lose this data, either accidentally or by negligence. NAS network solutions can help us reach a high level of reliability and are at the same time quite versatile devices.
It's chilling to think about losing our personal data, such as photos of children, videos of their first steps, memoirs of our wanderings around the world, all due to a hard disk failure. We laid our trust in optical media not so long ago, but found them quite unreliable if not handled with utmost care.