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How to Easily Resolve Your Family’s Data-Storage Issue

(ARA) – With more families using home networking for everything from storing photos to downloading music and videos, a new challenge has evolved: how to store large amounts of data in a way that can be accessed by every member of the family.

“While technology has improved our lives in so many ways, it’s also created an issue within the household — how to store data so that anyone in the family can access it at any time from a number of different devices,” says Dennis Gentles, chief executive officer of Klegg Electronics, a manufacturer and distributor focused on producing consumer electronics products that work seamlessly within the home. “Research shows that 67 percent of families have three or more computers connected to a home network. That’s a lot of opportunity for conflict over data sharing.”

As American families increasingly network multiple computers and other electronic components, the need grows for a way to store data so that everyone can access it quickly and easily from a variety of devices. And backing up data becomes more important than ever.

Businesses have wrestled with the dilemma for years, and network server technology evolved to meet corporations’ needs. For home users, however, servers have been impractical for reasons ranging from high cost to slow access times and even the need to store a bulky server in the house.

“The solution is Network Direct Attached Storage,” says Gentles. “NDAS devices, such as Klegg’s NetDisk, plug into the Ethernet ports already available on most home computers and allows all users on a system to directly control, use and share information from all digital devices also connected to the network.”

Multiple users can access data stored on the NetDisk directly, without having to go through a server that may slow down the process. PCs, laptops, PDAs, TVs, audio components and more can be networked to access the NetDisk. All standard storage types, from hard drives and DVDs to flash memory and tape drives, can be converted into network storage.

Because NetDisk is strictly dedicated to one task — storing centralized data — and is not a multi-tasking server, speed and storage capacity are significantly increased across the network. NetDisk is virtually safe from hacking because it can’t be seen or accessed by anyone intruding on the home network through the Internet.

The device also addresses another significant issue for tech-savvy, time-pressed American families — data backup. While 95 percent of us still use our PC hard drives to store large data files, less than a quarter of us back up that data once a week. Less than 9 percent back up daily, while the majority — more than half — back up once a month or every few months.

Yet 66 percent of Americans say they would back up a little more or even much more frequently if the process were easy and fast.

“NetDisk eliminates the need for a dedicated external backup device, because it actually acts as the backup,” says Gentles. “Now protecting data is easier than ever before."

To learn more about NetDisk and NDAS technology and how it can address your family’s data storage needs, visit

Courtesy of ARAcontent