Klegg NetDisk MEGA NDAS
More Than NAS:
The idea behind NAs was to offer centralized expanded storage that multiple clients on a network could access without the need for a server. NAS works just fine, the issue for most consumers becomes one of configuration. Most NAS devices come with software which needs to be installed in order to configure the device manually, menus can be complex and confusing if you are not familiar with networking and IP settings. Other devices are accessed via a web page or a default IP where once again the setup can be confusing. Older NAS devices took a considerable amount of time to boot up as they started their own mini internal operating systems. Does the Klegg NetDisk MEGA differ from these devices?
The Klegg NetDisk MEGA uses NDAS or Network Direct Attached Storage that eliminates the need for configuring IP's, or so it claims. We will be testing that shortly. Additionally this single drive device offers the ability to be paired with another NDAS in a raid configuration. We only had one of these devices so we were unable to test this functionality. The manual and reference material also does not specify if the device needs to be a Klegg or if it can be another model. More than likely it would need to be a Klegg.
Why Choose an NDAS Device?
Storage is king to many users today. People are accumulating a lot of data and need an ever expanding ability to share and store that data. The NDAS eliminates the messy and confusing setup and offers both ease of sharing and a decent amount of storage. The unit we are testing today is the largest capacity avilable in their NetDisk MEGA line at 250GB. While this may seem small to some users remember we are talking only about storage that needs to be shared on a network.