- Operating system
- Mobile operating system
Usage type: home
Preferred form factor DS (DiskStation)
Number of bays: 5-bays
Do you have any existing drives that you plan on using? No
Prefered RAID array setup for this NAS: RAID 6
This NAS will be used for: backup, multimedia, other: Family file server, music, movie, photo server
Max budget for this setup: 1500-2500 USD
Number of users that will utilize this NAS: 4
Any preferred network connectivity? 1G, 10G, other: The "house" part of the network is 1G, but the computer room will be 10G.
Where will this NAS be used: LAN and over the Internet
Any special network requirements: 10G
Special cloud provider connectivity: /
Our family owns 2 houses next to each other and both are on the network. While the NAS's main purpose will be a computer desk of 2-4 computers, there are 4-6 iPhones, a few iPads, etc. Also would like to use it as a movie and music server within the LAN, but would need some type of cloud storage to potentially upload photos while we travel, as well as show them on home tvs when we return home. Overall I can see 4-8 users with upwards of 20 total devices, but only 2 main computers, and 2 laptops.
ALL computers will store ALL their data on the NAS due to potential of hurricane evacuations. I want to grab the single NAS and leave vs multiple computers.
Surveillance cameras could also come in the future.