I have 3 PCs and one laptop in my house (for the whole family) all connected via a router. I also have an inkjet printer (plugged into one PC) and a network ready laser plugged into the router.
Like many people I have a USB connected hard drive, but I still find myself moving files around a lot from one PC to another for various reasons (for backup, to help the family look at digital pictures or listen to music etc).
I am considering a NAS device, but unsure exactly what to look for in a NAS and what features are important and which aren't.
I see some say they can work with bit torrent clients or itunes, but how does that work exactly?
I will probably want to use it for media streaming (probably mostly music) plus as a backup storage device.
My son has a PS3 if that is important (but not yet network or internet connected).
Does a NAS usually have a user interface (web based?), and if so what features are available on it?
Anyone offer advice, or point me to an idiots guide to NAS?