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direct attached storage
Last modified: Wednesday, June 22, 2005 

Often abbreviated DAS, direct attached storage is the term used to differentiate non-networked storage from SAN and NAS. In direct attached storage, the hardware is connected to an individual server. There may be more than one server but storage for each server is managed separately and cannot be shared.

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