01/06/2011- Who remembers the first computer games? Even if they were based on very basic principles, a lot of them are still well known and essential elements of gaming lore: Tetris, Pong, Pac-Man, Space Invaders… In those times, a game would occupy no more than a few kilobytes floppy disk and the Internet did not yet exist.
Now, no one is surprised to install a 10 (or more) gigabytes game on their hard drive, right after having downloaded it from a gaming platform such as Steam: you do not only need to store the entire game, but also the installation files on your hard disk! Getting two new games every month can fill 300GB in as little as a year. The need for an expansive storage solution such as a NAS appears to be becoming an urging matter for a lot of gamers. Games are at least 10,000 times bulkier than before! (Screenshot from Pac-Man)
Enjoying NAS functionality
Indeed, having a secure volume and formidable storage capacity is possible even with a 2- or 3-bay NAS and can remove a lot of pressure from your main computer or your gaming console. You can use the ISO Mount function to efficiently manage your different games, store a lot more than with a single traditional disk, and enjoy all the other functions a Thecus NAS offers: iTunes and web serving, file sharing, BitTorrent downloading, eMule support, and more.
Back up your saved games
Even if some of your stats are stored online, most of your games' save files are still on your computer: what would happen if your disk crashed? Hours and hours of gaming, lost! Not to mention your game settings, favorite add-ons, and so on… Ease your mind with RAID protection! Even in the case of disk failure, your data would still be safe and secure. You can also enjoy your files from anywhere in the world, since you can access your NAS remotely as an FTP server or over VPN.
Established in 2004, Thecus Technology Corp provides market leading network attached storage and network video recorder solutions, committed to revolutionize how everyone from home user to enterprise level business centrally stores, manages and accesses their digital data both onsite and cloud-based. Thecus strives to deliver continuous innovation through cutting edge technology and design to provide data storage with the most customer-friendly platform, rapid performance and robust security. In May 2016, Thecus was formally acquired by Ennoconn Corporation and thus became part of the Foxconn IPC Technology group. Partnered together this diverse group of companies work in tandem to provide a total IoT (Internet of Things) solution. Now with an unparalleled portfolio to work with, Thecus is collaborating to bring unprecedented change to the network storage industry.