NAS Help for Newbie

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by d06nu12, Mar 1, 2012.

  1. d06nu12 macrumors newbie

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    I have a MacBook Air and live with another person who has a MacBook Pro. One of us uses Lion and the other uses Snow Leopard. We will probably add a desktop in a year. I would love to set-up a cheap, user-friendly NAS with RAID1 that we can use for both backups and extra storage. I don't need anything too big and would be happy with a 1TB, but of course more storage is always nice if it's not too expensive.

    I just learned about NAS a couple weeks ago and all of the NAS options seem really expensive. Any suggestions that I should consider?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Macman45 macrumors demi-god

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    What's your bottom line budget?

    Synologoy, A Time capsule with attached USB HDD's, many way's to do it, some more expensive than others.
     
  3. blueroom macrumors 603

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    The Synology DS110j is an excellent starter NAS.
     
  4. d06nu12 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Can I get RAID1 with a 1 bay NAS? Or can I just add a USB external harddrive to the Synology DS110j to get RAID1?

    How would I do that?

    Sorry for all the questions, but I'm a bit of a fish out of water with this stuff.
     
  5. blueroom macrumors 603

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