AirPort Extreme & external or NAS (which one) for Personal Cloud??

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Frznrth, Nov 15, 2016.

  1. Frznrth macrumors member

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    Hi
    I have an old iMac that is FULL of photos and home movies. I want to move these to something I can access with a likely soon to be purchased iPad Pro.

    Would it be better to use an Airport Express with an external drive(s) hooked to it or get a non apple NAS?
    I don't have either.

    I want whatever I use to be as reliable as possible without spending too much - $200-$400 Canadian if possible. Easy to use would definitely be a plus too.

    I just purchased a Time Capsule but am hearing it will be slow to send pics/video - guess I'll use it just for backup. I also have a couple of new 1 TB external drives I could use if helpful. I am looking to store about 1/2 a TB.

    If a non apple NAS is the best choice any specific recommendations?

    Thanks much for the help.
     
  2. phrehdd macrumors 68040

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    Go to smallnetbuilder site. They will give you lists of 2, 4,5,6 on up drive NAS units along with tests on them. Since you are going with a 2 drive, you could choose to get a 2 drive or possibly a 4 drive and get more drives later if inclined. Synology and QNAP are known names in the business but don't discount a few other 2 drive makers that do make excellent products.
     
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