I'm going insane! Which NAS? Synology or Qnaps
I'm really going crazy here..
I've been considering the Synology DS1512+ 5 Bay or possibly the Qnaps TS-419P II 4 Bay.. Or the Qnaps TS-569 Pro 5 bay maybe?
I'm real new to all of this hence why I'm so stuck.
I want to buy a good product that is user and Apple-Mac friendly. I do not want to use it for Time Machine. I have time capsule for that.
The reason I'm buying a NAS is to backup huge video files. I do video editing for work and have large files to move around..
Each project I start work on is around 300-500 gig in size and I edit on my thunderbolt local drive.. But every hour I want to refresh the backup of the project I'm working on to my NAS..
Just as a side question.. I noticed that with the Synology I can connect a cheap Western Digital 4TB MyBook drive to the esata port of the Synology and back it up. Can I do this qith Qnaps NAS's?
Other than for work, I'd like to stream movies from the NAS as well and have access to the NAS from all my devices.
The more I read up on NAS's in general the more cool things I can find to do with them, like have an iTunes streaming library on them etc.. So again, I'm after a model that has cool features that I can mess around with..
Which of the above NAS units would bets fit my needs? I guess fast read/write speed is important due to the large video content.
The NAS will be in a home use environment. I'm not a large corporation with hundreds of user accessing data..
User friendliness is also important because although I'm very tech savvy I'm no network expert.
Any help here would be appreciated..