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Report: Consumer Network Storage Equipment Revenue Will Exceed $1.25 Billion in 2011

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Computer users today save more data than ever before. The phenomenal growth of digital photography, audio, and video have focused consumers' minds on the secure storage of their precious pictures, music, and movies, raising the profile of backup and media server solutions.

Although most consumers still rely on single-computer backup scenarios, a small but growing number are opting for Network Attached Storage (NAS). While the market is still relatively small, consumer NAS is expected to deliver more than $1.25 billion in revenues by 2011.

"In order to move the consumer NAS market forward," says ABI Research senior analyst Jason Blackwell, "vendors, including leaders such as Buffalo Technology and Linksys by Cisco, need to educate and inform consumers about NAS's advantages."

Consumer NAS equipment falls into three groups:

- Integrated NAS drives, which include the necessary networking software.

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