Last year, I picked up a Synology DS213+ for some centralized data storage in our house. As a huge data junkie (gigs of photos, videos, music files, etc), I had no idea what I was missing. Synology in particular seems to be doing a pretty great job of adding all sorts of software based features (web servers, email servers, photo, video, and music streaming apps, etc).
I've been having all sorts of fun with it and I feel like I haven't even tapped into an ounce of potential that this NAS has. What...
For those of you that have a NAS in your place of living what path did you take? I've been thinking about going the DIY route with UnRaid because of the features and how it's geared more towards media use but then I'd be my own tech support on it. The con of pre-built though is for the cost I'd limiting myself to 2-3 bay and relying on traditional Raid.
If you picked one over the other, why?
I'm looking for a good 5ghz wireless bridge with at least three gigabit LAN ports. Currently, my desktop PC and my Synology DiskStation are connected to my Apple AirPort Extreme via a Netgear 5ghz bridge which has two 100mb ports. This means that Internet traffic goes over the 5ghz link but traffic between the two isn't as fast as it could be if the Netgear bridge supported gigabit. What I want is a 5ghz bridge with at least three gigabit ports (I would like the extra one for my MacBook Pro). I...
E1000, my bad). the connection is pretty unreliable and i find myself rebooting it at least every other day, sometimes 3 times a day. i will basically run two laptops (both macbooks on snow leopard), a PS3, the Disk Station with visiting pc's, tablets (yeah, all ipad's until later this year) and smart phones. any recommendations for reliable wireless routers that play well with the disk station and macs? i'd have the PS3 and Disk Station plugged into the ethernet ports, so my main...
So far I encoded all my movies into an AVI file and it plays fine. That is fine for movies but I would like to put all my DVDs away into the cellar. Never touch a disc again except for ripping it ;) Can anybody recommend a good file format to keep all the DVD features such as languages extras and menues? Would be great if anyone has a good solution for this, I don't want to ripp all my movies now and redo it later ;)