I am new to this whole NAS thing and am still researching it's uses and how they exactly work so please bare with me. Here's a little background I currently have one computer in the household an iMac, iPhone, iPad and just recently a Raspberry Pi. I have three External hard drives two 500GB My Books and a 1.5TB WD Elements. I do backups of my iMac monthly to the 1.5TB external via CCC and that's worked okay for me thus far. Now the reason I am looking into something like a NAS drive is with my Raspberry Pi and HDTV it has been a real pleasure watching old music video rips and movies through Samba off my iMac and turning it into a little home theatre. The thing is though I hate having my iMac running all the time just to watch content on the Pi. I have hooked up one of my 500GB My Books to it but it's almost full, and well having that ugly bulky thing sitting beside my Raspberry Pi, and having to disconnect/connect to my Mac to add content and then connecting it back again is just a real hassle. It was then that I was recommended on another forum to get a NAS that I can hook up through LAN to my router assuming this is how it works and I could even have it off site in another room away from everything. It not only will allow me to stream to the Raspberry Pi but also to my iPad and iPhone whatever content that is stored on there, is this all correct? I am wondering would I still be able to do CCC backups easily to this DS212J (it doesn't have to actually be connected through USB to my iMac)? Does this entry level DS212J sound like a good choice for my uses? I'm not sure if a NAS is overkill for my situation but as my storage grows backing up DVD/CD's to Flac etc it seems like this is the right choice. I appreciate any feedback. Thanks!