12 April 2021

Advantages and disadvantages of DAS

DAS stands for direct-attached storage, it is a dedicated storage device attached directly to a server or PC via a cable. ATS, SATA, eSATA, SCSI, SAS, and fiber channel are the main protocols used for DAS connections. So here this article gives the advantages and disadvantages of DAS to better understand this topic. 

Pros or Advantages of DAS:

  • It is high availability
  • Data security and fault tolerance
  • Storage capacity expansion
  • Faster for certain applications
  • Greater data security
  • High access rate due to storage area network absence
  • Elimination of network setup complications
  • Ease of management and administration

Cons or Disadvantages of DAS:

  • Data not accessible by diverse user groups
  • High administrative costs
  • Allows only one user at a time
  • Limited sharing
  • Mangaribly for IT managers
  • Improper capacity utilization