|dc.description.abstract||External hard drives have been the easiest and most convenient way for storing data, but they are the products of the last generation. In response to the new digital lifestyle in the 21st century, the Network Attached Storage (NAS) was born, which can be easily accessed across platforms. It only needs to connect to the Internet. Computers, mobile phones, and tablets can capture the data in the NAS anytime and anywhere. It is convenient, safe, fast and gradually accepted by the family. This research chooses to study the design of a small NAS suitable for family.
This research adopted a specific design prototype. The NAS consists of two hard disks, a main CPU board, and a wifi board. The fan is on the top and placed horizontally. But there is no opening at the top. Two hard disks and board of NAS are placed vertically under the fan. Such arrangement is not commonly chosen in the market. Under the consideration of normal use, this research simulated heat distribution of the original design, discuss the potential risks, and improve the design. The new design makes the flow path smooth, and greatly reduce the temperature of the NAS.||en_US|