Seagate vs Synology NAS

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Howard54, Jan 26, 2010.

  1. Howard54 macrumors member

    Oct 16, 2009
    I have multiple PCs and two Macs on my home network and I am looking for an efficient backup solution to replace my current scheme of backing each computer up on individual hard drives. I think NAS might be the answer.

    I was looking at the Seagate NAS110, but then I began reading on this forum about Synology and other competitive NAS products.

    I have a few newbie questions:

    Is Synology a better choice from a software and hardware perspective than Seagate?
    Does the Synology product require special hard drives or will any SATA drive work with the product?
    Can either product backup/restore to both PCs and Macs on the same network or do the different file systems on the clients (NTFS and Mac OS Extended Journaled) not permit this?

    I would appreciate any comments/experiences from users of these products in a mixed PC/Mac environment.

  2. Dertyb macrumors newbie

    Aug 23, 2007
    The NAS will have its own file system; you're not accessing the disk directly so no need to worry about NTFS, HFS etc.

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