Best NAS drive?
For streaming music? Any suggestions?Posted 8 years ago
Very happy with my Seagate GoFlex for streaming and backups.
I do use it on a wired part of my network though rather than via the wi-fi connection.Posted 8 years ago
Hmm – I think we’d be wanting to use it wireless and just lump it in a cupboard somewherePosted 8 years ago
should still be ok for music – my son uses it with his ipod like that.Posted 8 years ago
It would have to be plugged into the router to do that though, wouldn’t it? Not a problem if your router is in the same cupboard.Posted 8 years ago
sorry, yes – it’ll need to be wired to the main router in all cases, it’s just how other devcies access the router that changes.Posted 8 years ago
Bought a Synology (DS-112J) after favourable reviews here and elsewhere, it’s been perfect so far.
I’d recommend running it wired (as in connecting to it wired) if you can though, particularly if you’re going to transferring files on a regular basis.Posted 8 years ago
I’ve got a Synology, highly recommendedPosted 8 years ago
I was bought a Thecus N2200Plus. It has poor performance, functionality and support & a practically non-existant community of similarly frustrated users. Avoid.Posted 8 years ago
Budget-wise, start of the pretty good (and fast) NAS enclosures. Stick a slow/cheap/cool 5,400rpm drive in, the NAS will be the limited factor even with a quick Synology.Posted 8 years ago
Netgear ReadyNas has come up previously when I’ve asked a similar question on here, and is on my shortlist.Posted 8 years ago
I have no experience of other NAS but I bought a linksys media hub a while back becaues it was heaviy discounted. It supports DNLA, Windows filesharing, ftp, and remote access (although I dunno why that’s not just port forwrding but ok).
All configurable, has a nice web interface to browse stuff as well as the above. I only got it for backups, so I turned the rest of it off 🙂
Runs linux and I think it could be customised if need be.Posted 8 years ago
QNAP are really decent. Replication and access control is very easy to manage.Posted 8 years ago
I’ve got a Western Digital Livebook duo, 2TB useable space in mirrored raid. Plugs into the router in the cupboard, sits happily feeding all my videos, music etc out to my mac/iphone etc. all wirelessly. Works really well but not cheap at about £270.Posted 8 years ago
NetGear ReadyNAS here, an Ultra 2+.
Great for what I want (media streaming to Squeezebox stuff and a smart tv, shared storage of a few files, local backup).
The things about it that annoy me are that it’s not indexable by Windows 7 (I have to use an old version of Google computer search) and I cant add folders on it to my Win 7 Libraries. Minor for sure – but still annoying!Posted 8 years ago
I have a Qnap which is great and the manufacturer keeps adding features via (free) firmware upgrades. It has apps for Apple and Android media playback.Posted 8 years ago
Netgear ReadyNAS NV+ here – not the most lightning quick box in the world, even after upgrading the memory from 256M to 1GB. However, it has good support for Logitech Media Server (we have one receiver and a radio which we stream music to). I can also play films saved there on through the PS3 without any lag whatsoever.
If I were buying now, I think I’d go Synology purely from what’s supported on that platform.Posted 8 years ago
Another one to avoid…
I had a 4TB western digital my book world 2. Forever locking up and didnt like shifting files larger than 1GB
Sold it. I dont bother streaming now, just have a large external drive for backups.Posted 8 years ago
It’s official. “What NAS?” is the new “What Tyres?”Posted 8 years ago
Wow, the Synology has a great looking interface… my ReadyNas is pretty industrial in that respect.Posted 8 years ago
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