NAS (network-attached storage) adapters are a very useful, affordable alternative to dedicated NAS storage. Addonics, a company that has a fair amount of experience making these devices, has announced the launch of the third generation of its USB NAS adapter. Prosaically called the NAS 3.0 Adapter, the latest NAS dongle from Addonics boasts a number of new features, including “support of NTFS and exFAT file system, WebDAV server, two drive volumes and a few others.”
According to the company, the $65 NAS 3.0 Adapter is 30% faster than its predecessor and can be used to create network and cloud storage with a maximum capacity of 128 PetaBytes. Besides turning any USB 2.0 hard drive, SSD or USB mass storage device into a Network Attached Storage appliance, it can also be used as a network print server, UPnP AV server, or BitTorrent appliance.
“The built-in WebDav server in the NAS 3.0 adapter lets you, in effect, have your own private cloud storage,” the company said in a press release. “Using the WebDav client software, data stored in the WebDav server can be accessed anywhere via an internet connection. Free Apps are also available to add WebDav client to iPhone and Android phone.”