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    Quote Originally Posted by demamo View Post
    Can you send me a link to a NAS box so I can get an idea of what you, TJ Mack and Jimfisheye are referring to?? All three - feel free to chime in. Thanks again!
    I didn't read the whole thread but I do have an 8 bay Synology box and I love it. You don't need to get that crazy but you could get a nice 2 bay or 4 bay box and populate it with some higher capacity drives. Once you go NAS you'll wonder how you ever went without. That was my experience.

    Something like this would probably suit your needs just fine, nothing fancy though...

    https://www.amazon.com/Synology-Disk...ogy+nas&sr=8-7
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    Quote Originally Posted by buffalofloyd View Post
    I didn't read the whole thread but I do have an 8 bay Synology box and I love it. You don't need to get that crazy but you could get a nice 2 bay or 4 bay box and populate it with some higher capacity drives. Once you go NAS you'll wonder how you ever went without. That was my experience.

    Something like this would probably suit your needs just fine, nothing fancy though...

    https://www.amazon.com/Synology-Disk...ogy+nas&sr=8-7
    Thanks buffalofloyd, much appreciated. Still trying to understand the main differences (beyond storage capacity) between the Synology and WD solutions. Any thoughts on that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by demamo View Post
    Thanks buffalofloyd, much appreciated. Still trying to understand the main differences (beyond storage capacity) between the Synology and WD solutions. Any thoughts on that?
    I think TJ's post explain is the best. I have no experience with the WD stuff. I'd imagine they are more limited. Synology is a trusted brand, not saying WD isn't, but Synology specialize in NAS's specifically, or networking devices. There is so much stuff I can do with my NAS but for the most part I don't use it.

    Being able to access things from outside my home is nice, streaming music and video. NAS might be overkill for your needs, not sure. Just to remember though, NAS is not a backup solution for your stuff, but it does have redundancy. I still backup all 60tb, or whatever I have, to standard HDD's. This is done automatically through some software in my Synology. Whatever I put on the NAS I have set to automatically duplicate to the appropriate folders on certain HDD's connected directly to my PC. So, if the NAS fails I still have my regular HDD's with all the stuff, and vice versa. I also make blu-ray data backups of most everything too, though I've slacked on that as of late.

    Not sure any of that really helped but maybe google or youtube what the differences are. I'd be willing to gamble the Synology will have more features though. Whether you'll use them or not is a different story.
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    It may be too much of a hobbyist option, but I built a Plex Media Server using a Raspberry Pi and a portable hard drive. You can stream video; audio and music to almost any device (including your phone and tablet when you are away from home). The interface is a little like Netflix to use, but everything is hosted on the Raspberry Pi.

    Like I say, it isnít an out of the box solution (and there is a bit of a learning curve to get everything up and running).

    https://www.plex.tv/

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