A NAS is Networked Attached Storage. Basically, it is a super large hard drive intended to sit on a network and be accessible by all computers on the network. In my instance, this will be used to function as a backup solution for any and all of my computers on the network. This solution will eliminate the need of having dedicated hard drives for backup which will take more outlets, more cables and more electricity. With a NAS, every computer backs up to one dedicated machine with hard drives.
A NAS will cost me $4,775 which will take a little less than 1/2 of my windfall. Considering that rebuilding my music library will cost a couple of thousands, and days worth of rating, and synching – this will definitely be worth it. In case you are interested, you can view my Wishlist for the NAS on Amazon.