TimeMachine-capable NAS with RAID

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by SwizzlyBear, Oct 10, 2014.

  1. SwizzlyBear macrumors newbie

    Oct 10, 2014
    I'm looking for a Time Machine capable NAS-Style device. The features I'd like it to have are:

    • Time Machine
    • Network access (Local and Internet!)
    • RAID1 for extra reliability

    The options I considered are:
    • Time Capsule
      With this one there shouldn't be any compatibility issues regarding TimeMachine, but from what I've heard, it doesn't support RAID.
    • Mac Mini Server
      Probably a bit overkill and expensive, but should meet all requirements.
    • 3rd party NAS
      Example: Buffalo TeraStation 3400
      A 3rd party NAS should also support everything I need, but AFAIK there were problems in the past regarding TimeMachine and 3rd party NAS solutions.
    What do you experts think/recommend? Does anyone have experience with 3rd party NAS?
  2. satcomer macrumors 603


    Feb 19, 2008
    The Finger Lakes Region
    Maybe something like Synology DS214 Play. Bonus is thus can transform video in the fly so it might go well as a Time Machine + media center for a TV.

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