|Feb 20, 2013, 12:09 PM||#1|
Home Network Mini Server vs. NetGear ReadyNAS
Hoping someone smarter than me can help me with this.
We are looking to network the house and rip all the DVD's, etc so that our kids stop scratching them, etc. Also a way to back up all photos, videos and docs that we use.
The recommendations I have gotten are the Mac Mini Server edition and the NetGear ReadyNAS. The NG has the iTunes server stuff built in and seems to work well at a friends house. He runs both Mac and PC equipment while we only run Mac in our house.
Here are the first glance thoughts I see:
Mac Mini is more expensive at 1K or a little more versus the NG at $500-800 with the drives installed.
Storage: Mini has 2tb where the NG is configurable so easy to do dual 2tb that one backs up the other for redundancy.
Mini is a full operating system so acts like another computer (am I right on this)
Can I wirelessly run movies to all our TV's with the Mini? I know with the NG I can put a WD wireless box at each location that will stream the movies, etc.
Sorry if some of these are dumb points or I am missing stuff. This is new to me but with so many kids in the house we are accumulating pictures and videos at a very rapid pace and need to get ahead of this. Plus streaming movies to different tv's would make life easy (getting rid of all the DVD's)
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