- Feb 29, 2012
Its not that confusing when you break it down.I think i'm going to enroll in a class on freenas and study some more to get a better understanding of things before I start buying parts as all of this is still a bit confusing. I just wanted to thank everyone who took the time to reply with suggestions and advice. Thanks again for the help it was much appreciated.
You have a computer with a bunch of disks. The operating system will combine all those disks to form one big pool of storage. That storage gets shared out over the network and your client computers (desktops/laptops) can connect to the storage and use it to store and retrieve files. In the case of windows you can map a drive letter to a share for ease of use.
Anything you can do on a hard drive installed in your desktop you can do on a network attached storage share (within reason). To you, the client, it is just more storage space.