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Newegg targets secure file storage needs

NAS Builder
NAS Builder shopping tool from Newegg (credit: Newegg)

Consumers looking for a secure way to store digital files have a new option at Newegg Commerce Inc.

The global technology e-commerce retailer is rolling out NAS Builder, an e-commerce shopping tool for setting up a Network Attached Storage (NAS). A NAS is a private secure file storage device that enables multiple users to access data.

Consumers and businesses can use the devices to store photos and video files, e-books, and to host servers for websites. The storage systems can hold large file types like 4K videos and high-resolution photos used by professional content creators, photographers, and video editors.

Newegg says it created the NAS Builder to simplify the purchasing process, with assistance provided to inexperienced NAS users. Customers can choose their needed storage space, enclosures, hard disk drives, and other components. Shoppers can then filter the storage capacity to understand their best option based on price.

NAS prices on Newegg begin at under $200, and increase depending on desired features. Customers can also select a pre-built NAS with a hard drive already installed.

“Understanding the benefits of owning a NAS to store digital files and then shopping online for the right configuration is challenging so we’ve simplified the process with NAS Builder,” said Anthony Kuo, director of product management for Newegg. “We worked with our storage manufacturing partners to understand their input and then we created a tool that evaluates equipment compatibility and shows budget ranges. Customers can now get on the old town road to using NAS by easily configuring and selecting their NAS needs with a few clicks.”

Newegg targets PC builders

NAS Builder expands upon ongoing efforts to cater to PC build enthusiasts. In August 2022, Newegg released a personalization feature called Laptop Finder on its website. The tool assists customers in selecting a Windows-based laptop.

In June 2022, the company launched a new personalization feature called Gaming PC Finder on its website. Gaming PC Finder is designed to assist customers with understanding gaming PC components and performance options to make a more informed PC purchase.

And in June 2020, Newegg introduced the Newegg PC Builder, a one-stop online shop for designing and building custom PCs. Customers navigate an intuitive workflow to configure a PC to suit their individual needs and budget, with the ability to purchase all the necessary components via a single transaction.

Newegg followed this up in July 2021 with a build-to-order (BTO) offering for customers who design their own computers on its PC Builder platform. The service leverages the retailer’s electronic numerical integrator and computer (ENIAC) in-house computer assembly service to build and deliver fully-assembled computers.

Headquartered in City of Industry, Calif., Newegg was founded in 2001 and serves a global customer base throughout North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America and the Middle East. The company offers direct sales and an online marketplace platform for PC and IT hardware, consumer electronics, automotive, gaming products and finished goods.

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