NAS Not sure what to do -

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by vito, Nov 16, 2010.

  1. vito macrumors 6502a

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    Hi

    I know what you're thinking, another NAS thread!

    I have done some research but I'm still unsure which product will tick all the boxes. I am after a NAS, either a single drive or two at the very most.

    - Must have good support with Mac OSX
    - Allow downloads via NZB independently (no workstation) (can you use a NZB search engine such as NZBMatrix? - I think Synology might do this?
    - Work with Time Machine
    - Stream video to my iPad/iPhone independently (no workstation)
    - Be able to handle large video files, a few gig

    Any help would really be appreciated as I'm quite literally overwhelmed at the moment!

    Thanks,

    Imran
     
  2. TheStork macrumors regular

    TheStork

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    Synology All the Way!

    I have a Synology 110j which does all you ask with a VG UI and support. I'm not sure about your 2nd requirement; I know it does bit torrent.

    When iTunes 10.0 broke all the NAS iTunes compatible server streaming, Synology was the 1st with a company published patch. (Netgear ReadyNAS forum guys had an unofficial patch first.)

    Check out SmallNetbuilder.com. Qnap is another line of NAS that gets good reviews.
     
  3. Eclipse278 macrumors regular

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    If you have an old PC around you could throw some HDDs in, then check out FreeNAS too.

    http://freenas.org/
     
  4. Consultant macrumors G5

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    I use a 10 year old PowerMac G4, containing a few TB of drives.

    Of course you need to know the equipment to buy a good one.
     

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