Wireless Data Storage
Wireless Data Storage
TJ McClearin (Business Manager, Infinity Wireless, LLC) gives expert video advice on: What is a "memory card"?; What is a "network storage device" or "NAS"?; What is "file transfer protocol" (FTP)?
What is a "memory card"?
A memory card is a device that you can put into your smart phone or PDA that allows you to expand the memory of your device. Whether you use that memory to store pictures or video depends on the size of the memory card that you buy. If you buy a smaller memory card, you're only going to be able to fit a smaller amount of data on it. You're not going to be able to fit a two-hour movie on a memory card that only stores 128 Megabytes; you'll need something that stores a gigabyte. The size of memory card reflects the cost that you're going to pay for it.
What is a "network storage device" or "NAS"?
A network storage device, commonly referred to as a NAS, is a device that typically has an Ethernet port, which you would plug a internet cable into or can also be found wirelessly. And once they're configured and set up, you can actually use network storage devices, NAS, as offsite storage for your media. So, if you're worried about information being lost from your computer because your hard drive is going to crash, a network storage device, NAS, will give you a place to put all your media for it to be safe and not stored locally on your computer, as well as sharing access with other users on your network. So, if you're working on a huge project or proposal, you have the ability to save files to one place on a network storage device, NAS, and everybody can draw from it at different times.
What is "file transfer protocol" (FTP)?
File Transfer Protocol is also commonly referred to as an FTP. FTP gives users the ability to upload and share large media files such as large 10-megapixel pictures, whether it's a two-hour movie or a 5-megabyte file that needs to be transferred from one place to another. The FTP is commonly used over the internet because you can access it from anywhere that you have an internet connection available to you.