NAS access for remote users  

  1. Posts : 2
    Windows 10

    NAS access for remote users

    Good morning all,

    We are a small design and engineering firm that is beginning to allow more and more remote workers. With that comes the issues of data backup, file sharing, and user based access permissions. In researching options, I believe our needs would be easily suited for a NAS device with remote access abilities, not necessarily a true server. Currently all in house users are mapped to a shared folder on a primary Windows 10 pc.( build 17763.1039) Only when the primary pc is on can the files be accessed. I want to offload this, add some backup ability and also allow access for remote users.

    What we need is the following:
    8 TB storage (4TB x 2) with RAID
    Ethernet connectivity
    Max 10 users (allowing for growth)
    Ability to map the drive location via windows 10, both on the LAN and for remote users. We have to be able to map drive, not a web browser based sharing option. This is due to how AutoCAD works when sharing certain files.
    Ability to assign user (and / or group) based permissions (simple read, write, full control etc) for each folder stored on the NAS.

    Is all of this possible or will we need to go to a true server? If it is possible, does anyone have recommendations for a particular NAS solution that they are happy with?

    Thank you.

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  2. Posts : 264
    Windows 10

    anything Synology is OK for what you need.
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  3. Posts : 2
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    Any others?


    Thank you for your response. I took some time yesterday and researched this brand and it seems as though it will work well for our needs.

    Does anyone else have any comments?

    Thank you

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  4. Posts : 5,895
    Win 11 Pro (x64) 22H2

    I would pretty much ask you to find a NAS setup that doesn't do what you list.

    Anyway I'm using Western Digital's My Cloud 4-bay NAS - PR4100 NAS...

    • It allows multiple users (not sure the number)
    • It actually "requires" an Ethernet connection
    • Can definitely map drives
    • Does allow the assignment of users and groups

    Synology, and QNap pretty much do the same. It's just a matter of Cost, OS, interface, and features that may lead you to prefer one over the other.
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  6. Posts : 5,895
    Win 11 Pro (x64) 22H2

    But....... that would require the OP build their own NAS. Not sure that's what they had in mind.
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