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Network-attached storage (NAS) is one of the most popular network storage solutions for Windows environments. Network-attached storage was created to allow servers to share their network storage with clients in that network. Some benefits of NAS with Windows systems include increased performance and data availability. This topic page features some of the best network-attached storage tips, tutorials and expert advice for using NAS in a Windows network. Here you'll find info on the pros and cons of network-attached storage, details on how NAS differs from storage area networks (SAN) and more. Also, be sure to check out our three-part series from Mark Arnold on migrating both structured and unstructured data from direct-attached storage (DAS) to NAS or SAN.