For a long time, I have been thinking, of turning the family's house into an Apple "environment". I already got an iPhone 4, iPad 1 and Mac Mini 2010 model. Here's my plan, do you think it can work out? My Room: Mac Mini - for watching my movie collection through Plex on the HDTV. iMac 27" 2012 model - for editing photos, HD videoes, programming websites and toying with Xcode. Living Room: Apple TV - for streaming my Plex collection through to the living room after jailbreaking it, for showing off vacational photos alongside music from my iTunes library. My bedroom: Apple TV - again for streaming my Plex media, so I can watch a movie at night. Throughout the house: iPad 3 - for reading and consuming for the whole family and guests. iPhone 4/5s - for the family to take pictures and let it go to the cloud, down to the Apple TV in the living room. MacBook Air - for producing and writing texts for my secondary work. --- But I want all of these devices to connect each other, and the main piece shall be anything else but an Apple product. I'm thinking about a Synology NAS 4-bay with at least 4TB. Questions: - How much do I need to put aside for back ups on all machines? - Will I need to connect the Synology to my wireless router, so that the data and media can stream out to all the devices? - Which Hard Drives do I need to get? Two 2TB ones? 2.5" or 3.5" ? Now thinking of three 2TBs of these: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0042SGDVG/ref=cm_cr_asin_lnk - Perhaps, you got a link for a Amazon.co.uk product? Would this be what I need: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Synology-DS...YSV4/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1311460470&sr=8-2 ?