In this article I do a brief walk-through of a home-built Network-attached storage (NAS) device entitled ‘MaximusNAS’. You can think of it like an external hard-drive or HDD on steroids, like having your own private cloud. As opposed to an external drive, it sits on your network. Provided you have configured it correctly your NAS can be used to serve up files and folders as well as stream media. Playing music and movies is great but for my situation I opted to keep the usage limited to reading and writing files and folders.