So far my desktop computer has been stuffed with hard drives and has, among its other tasks, provided storage services to all my other devices at home. This is not quite ideal as the computer is often rebooted between operating systems, making some services unavailable at times. Since these days almost everything from game consoles to telephones connect with a network, it’s starting to make sense to have a dedicated disk server providing fault tolerant data storage and NAS services on the home LAN.