The Netgear ReadyNAS Duo is one example of a network attached box that holds two hard drives. It connects to your router by LAN cable, using 1000 Mbps ports. It also includes 1x USB 2.0 on the front of the device, and 2x USB 3.0 ports at the rear.
Netgears setup software allows you to create shared and/or private folders on the data server. The data server also allows remote access to the devices folders, using VPN.
I installed a Netgear ReadyNAS Duo for a small business client recently. This would also be very useful in the home environment, where the data server holds your media collection, making it available to all PCs in your home, and also allows you to remotely access the data server from work to retrieve an important document – while your PC is safely turned off.
If you would like to discuss a data server, contact Tailormade IT Solutions.