A network attached storage is an ideal storage for important files like research data. This device utilizes RAID configured hard drives to ensure that data is backed up even if one of the disks fails. There is also NAS that offers fire and water proof features. However, one drawback is their expense. These devices will cost you thousands of dollars and more for maintenance. If you need a storage solution that doesn’t burn a hole in your pocket, you might want to consider online storage for files.

Online storage costs less compared to a NAS because you do not need additional equipment, reducing maintenance costs. Files are stored in an online server through the Internet. The remote servers used also employ RAID configured hard drives. This service also features excellent data security like file transfer encryption, permission restrictions and user logins. Online media storage also offers several methods of data access. You can use a software client, API, command line or even a web based control panel.

Protect important files from loss with a cost-effective service like online storage. SmartFile is one of the trusted service providers that offer excellent service. You might want to sign up for our 14-day free trial so you can evaluate how effective our service is.

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