- NAS recommendations?
I’ve decided that I need a NAS to share iPhoto and iTunes libraries between a couple of macs.
I probably only need 1 tb.
What’s good and bad these days?
I’m still mentally scarred from trying to get a Buffalo Link station working nicely on a windows network about a decade ago, so the easier the better please 🙂Posted 4 years agowwaswasSubscriber
I have one of these;
been great. Have 4 pc’s/laptops linked to it all doing synced backups and sharing files.
I would use it ‘wired’ if possible for the initial backup because the speed is so much faster than wi-fi for a big backup but the incremental ones are fine on wi-fi.Posted 4 years agomrblobbyMember
I went for a Lacie 2big one this time. It seems very well built. Had a couple of QNAPs (209 Pro and a 219 I think) but they both died on me after a couple of years (one taking both disks with it.)
I like the Lacie as it doesn’t try and do too much. I really only use it as a TimeMachine backup, though it can serve media. I have a Mac mini that’s always on that I use for any services.
I use to run loads of stuff on the NAS but they tend to be quite low power, not much memory, and generally seem to run a lot better if you just use them for storage and not as a mini server.Posted 4 years agocranberryMember
I’d happily recommend Qnap NASs – I have both a Ts-219 and a TS-212 for lighter duties.
For those that are NAS/Synology-curious however, there is a good review at El Reg of the DS214 – http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/12/03/review_synology_ds214_home_nas/Posted 4 years agodoboMember
some of these devices are great but if you want more options to customise your server then i can highly recommend the HP micro servers running ubuntu server but could easily run or dual boot any server config you can imagine. room for at least 4 disks and more external.
often deals on these and of course linux is free.
not as hard as you might think to setup
key software beingPosted 4 years ago
webmin (to control over the web)
serviio (dlna server for audio,video,photo)
subsonic server (alternate audio server great for mobiles/tablet and internet)
Not sure how good they are but just had an email promoting these:Posted 4 years ago
I thought my ZyXEL unit was OK, but there were some niggles which it wasn’t obvious how to resolve. Anyway, I was on a customer’s site today who had a Synology DS112J and I managed to have a play with it.
Needless to say tonight, I’ve boxed the ZyXEL up for returning back to Amazon and ordered one in its place. The user interface and ease of use is night and day. The Synology even auto fettles the port forwarding on your router for you! Very, very clever!Posted 4 years agostumpy01Member
Cheers for update…..
Useful after this thread today:Posted 4 years ago
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