Network Attached Storage (NAS)

Centralized, shareable data storage for home, small office, and business teams. Save, access, and share content with an internet-connected NAS device.

NAS enclosures connect hard drives and SSDs via Ethernet to create your own personal cloud.

Pro performance

Connect NAS to your network and access it from any device with an internet connection.

Photo & video backup

Automatically save, store, and enjoy your photos and videos all in one place.

More storage

Stop worrying about storage limits — NAS easily expands to suit your needs.

No monthly storage fees

No ongoing or increasing storage subscriptions fees — buy it once and it’s yours.

NAS by Western Digital

In many ways, it's like your own personal cloud.

Connected, Reliable Storage

The public cloud can be helpful, but it’s not for everyone. With NAS, you get network-connected storage with the confidence of managing your data in your own home or office.

Set up permissions, share content, and control access to files with on-prem hardware and 256-bit AES volume encryption.

Easy Sharing and Collaboration

Create folders and albums with just a few clicks, then share them via private link. Invite people via email so they can contribute their own content. Collaborate on personal or professional projects while making it easier to locate important files by date, time, or keyword.

Options for Everyone

Whether you’re new to NAS, have a bit of experience, or consider yourself an old pro, the right NAS system can help you bring home the benefits of networked storage.

Beginners can stream the content they love from a single connected device to computers, TVs, and home theaters. Intermediate users can manage creative workflows and business tasks on laptops, tablets, and smartphones. And experts can configure multi-bay, RAID-ready NAS enclosures for heavy-duty, multi-user workloads.

Affordable NAS Backup

NAS can be a cost-effective part of your wider backup strategy. With one payment for your NAS system, you’ll have access to stored content without monthly storage fees from cloud providers.

And, if you follow the 3-2-1 method of data backup, NAS can help. Some NAS systems can integrate with other cloud environments, to make it easier to help protect the data that matters most.

Which NAS Device is Right for You?

NAS systems are scalable and flexible, making them a great option for a wide range of uses. Check out the pages below to find the best NAS system for your needs.

NAS for Family Sharing

Reliable, centralized storage for your family’s photos, videos, music, and more.

NAS for Home and Small Business

Reliable, robust data storage and collaboration for creative professionals and SMBs.

NAS Drives for Heavy-Duty Storage

Enterprise-grade networked storage solutions for 24/7, intensive, multi-user workflows.

NAS Options at a Glance

  Family Sharing Small Business Heavy Duty Storage
Anywhere access
Internet-connected, multi-device compatibility
Private and secure centralized storage
Affordable (no monthly fee)
Easy setup, sharing, and collaboration
Reliable data protection and recovery
Simple, automatic backup of home media center    
Auto-backup of large volumes of data  
Streamlined workflows for improved productivity  
Simultaneous, multi-user workload capacity  
24/7 support for multiple always-on applications    
Storage for millions of files    
Ultra-fast caching for highly intensive processes (e.g. virtualization)    

Frequently Asked Questions

Network attached storage (NAS) systems are devices connected to an internal network that allow for reliable digital asset storage, retrieval, sharing, and backup. NAS solutions have enormous capacity that can scale to suit your storage needs.

1. 1GB = 1 billion bytes and 1TB = 1 trillion bytes. Actual user capacity may be less depending on operating environment.