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Why computer recognizes SAN drive as local drive while it recognizes NAS drive as network drive? RRS feed

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  • Can anyone help me with this question please?

    Why computer recognizes SAN drive as local drive while it recognizes NAS drive as network drive?

    Thursday, August 30, 2012 4:25 AM

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  • NAS is connected to Servers using standard TCP/IP interface. Server uses same TCP/IP interface to connect to NAS which it uses to access other netwrok resources. SAN in a different way is connected to server by a dedicated SCSI interface. This interface in only dedicated for communication between Server and SAN. In NAS the file system is managed by its own OS and the space is provided as share to other servers. In SAN the File System is managed by Servers. So a SAN is attached to server as volume and NAS as Shared Drive.

    Abhijeet

    • Proposed as answer by Soh.M Tuesday, September 18, 2012 8:10 AM
    • Marked as answer by Kevin Remde Tuesday, December 4, 2012 11:58 AM
    Wednesday, September 12, 2012 1:03 PM