NAS Not sure what to do -

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

  1. vito macrumors 6502a

    Apr 4, 2006
    Manchester, UK

    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!


  2. TheStork macrumors regular


    Dec 28, 2008
    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 Qnap is another line of NAS that gets good reviews.
  3. Eclipse278 macrumors regular

    Jan 21, 2007
    If you have an old PC around you could throw some HDDs in, then check out FreeNAS too.
  4. Consultant macrumors G5


    Jun 27, 2007
    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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