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Why you might want a NAS drive

A NAS drive gives you a central repository for all your files.
A NAS drive gives you a central repository for all your files. (Alex Cheung via Unsplash/)

They don't get as much attention as smart speakers or fitness trackers, but network attached storage (NAS) drives are still worth a place in your smart home.

Essentially, NAS drives are hard drives that connect to the web, making them extremely versatile and presenting a host of useful applications.

The basics

NAS drives come in a variety of shapes and sizes.
NAS drives come in a variety of shapes and sizes. (Western Digital/)

You’re probably familiar with the hard drive inside your computer that stores all your files, including the operating system that runs everything, the applications you use, and anything you

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