I've purchased a couple of Synology units for use in my Windows PC workplace, and they work great, and I'm a big fan. About a year ago, I decided to get a DS214Play for home usage. I returned it a couple weeks later. The problem was, network performance was all over the place. Wired via 1Gb ethernet, speeds would sometimes be around ~100MB/s, and other times, with certain files, it would slow down to 1MB/s. IIRC, it seemed to do this especially with DMGs, ISOs, Zip files, etc., but I don't remember exactly. I just remember that some seemingly random 200MB file would literally take several minutes to transfer, rather than several seconds. So, have the network transfer speeds gotten any better with Yosemite? Is this a fixable issue? Is there a better NAS out there specifically for my Mac-only household? Is this an Apple problem, and they simple don't care? I've been temporarily using my MBA as a "server" for a bunch of external hard drives, and it works pretty well, but I want my laptop back, and I'd really like to clean up the mess of cords of having 4 separate external drives attached. I've considered buying a Mac Mini and getting a 4-bay enclosure - that adds a few hundred dollars to the price, but is that the only solution for a more consistent network performance?