The Nerdiest Gifts are the Best (NAS)


macrumors 603
Original poster
Apr 29, 2005
San Francisco
My wife's family is big on Christmas lists (it's a long story) and they started bugging me about not having one. So I put one together with 2 x WD Red 2TB drives on it at the top. No one even knew what that was and I stated that I'd want two or none of these drives.

At the moment I now have my Synology DS-212j backing up my old drives and I'm ready to install my new WD Red's as a RAID 1! The nice thing is that one of my old drives is a 1.5TB WD Black, that I'll use as a USB external backup drive.

Ahh the joys of a nerds Christmas.


macrumors 601
Jul 9, 2012
I do the same for my Christmas tool list. I print out the DeWalt product pages and give them to the wife. She does a great job of comparative shopping once she has the product number and description.

As we all know.....boys and their tools!


macrumors 6502a
Nov 23, 2009
Lol, my mom generally has no idea what I ask for, but bless her she gets it and then asks me if "that thingy I got you" is working out well?
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