Thinking of getting a NAS drive to put all my photos, itunes, etc on so that all the family can have everything whilst saving room on our existing laptops etc.
If I have done my homework correctly the way to go would be to get a NAS drive.
Thinking of getting a Synology DS210j which has been recommended in a computer magazine. Also recommendation on amazon suggests it has easy to understand software which for me is the critical factor. However good it is if I dont understand how it works it wont be worth squat. The cost isnt as important to me as how easy it will be to understand and its reliability. Saying that I am not a millionaire!
I do understand I will have to buy the two disk drives and that this is only the shell.
Can i clarify what a few things mean.
1. Can I get this to put everything on 1 drive and copy exact onto drive 2 so that if one fails I still have everything on the other. I want this to be done automatically and not something I would have to do every week etc.
2. Can someone tell me what RAID is. I think this might be to do with the above backup.
3. The third recommendation on amazon suggests I would need to buy a dongle. Not sure why. Cant it just be part of my existing network.
4. If this sounds a good choice for me any recommendations on disk drives would be very appreciated.
Please be honest if you think a NAS is beyond my understanding or is for the more technical person please say. Honesty is everything. I could have a friend help me set it up who has a little more knowledge but I obviously would want to be able to use it on an everyday basis.
Thank you for any advice, sorry I cannot rep you.