I've never had a NAS before and I've just got one in conjunction with a new Asus Win 8 laptop. I have a MyCloud EX4, and I'm trying to understand the best way to use it.
My understanding is that a NAS is designed to be used on the network to centrally store data. Not to just back it up to another hard disk, but to store and use the data directly from the NAS (both read/write).
If so, that brings me to file structure. How do the various users set up their user folders on the NAS, and still employ the normal Windows folders that exist like Documents, Videos etc. Is that what you do? Somehow move the standard windows user folders to the NAS and then when they open a file they are opening it from there? Or are they not used like this? Is it more like the data still resides on the individual machines and the NAS actually just backs it up?
Weird, I can't find any sort of discussion about this side of NAS. Everyone is talking about specs not how to use it.