Fast professional photographer NAS

I’m a professional photographer based in the US. I’m researching my first NAS and have been reading and watching your posts. They’ve been very helpful, thank you! So, I wanted to get your advice on the best system for my needs. I don’t have an established budget but would like to keep costs down.
Here are my consideration:
– I have about 30 TB of archived shoots, backed up on individual 3.5 internal drives. Two copies of each shoot (drives A and B). Not sure though, I need to have access to all of those shoots, some of which date back 10 years or so. Still debating this.
– I’d like to offload each shoot immediately after the shoot concludes to the NAS and then, ideally, edit from there (I use Adobe Lightroom). So would like the NAS to be fast enough so there is no lag. Not sure this is realistic but would be nice.
– I will have two computers that need to be hardwired to the NAS and then would like the option of remote connection when I’m traveling.
– Not sure how many TB I will need in the future but would like to give myself a buffer, while realizing I can upgrade down the road if needed.
– Lastly, have my eye on the DS1618+ with the idea of using 10TB drives, but not sure it is fast enough?
Please let me know your thoughts and opinion on the best NAS for me. Also, is 10Gbe and/or m.2 SATA needed or helpful?

It all depends on your photo size. As long it is under 100MB you are good to go with any NAS. If you have more then one editor, then multiple LAN ports become handy. Synology will automatically do load balancing so that all users have a separate 100MB connection. Or if you want to be a little greedy- you can enable link aggregation with 2 or even 4 LAN ports. This would mean potential data transfer speeds around 200-400MB/s. And if you have even bigger office- you can add 10GbE card and enjoy 10x faster transfer speeds. The DS1618+ is a very good NAS because it can be expanded and upgraded. The M.2 card will only help if there are more then 1 person accessing the same files what others on frequent bases. Otherwise, it is not very useful. For a direct editing, you can even enable ISCSI tricking the computer system that there is an extra physical drive attached( because some software doesn’t like network drives but this is the solution for this).

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