Today I own a Synology Ds211j and a Mac Mini mod 2010. The Synology I use for Surveillance Station and a small number of backup files. The Mac Mini I use for a Logitech Media Server for a Squeezebox Radio and for Plex.
It seems to me that I need to replace both of these with a suitable NAS, SO I and as I’m familiar with Synology I will go for one of those, but which?
I would recommend DS218+ from Synology. You can upgrade the RAM allowing you to run more simultaneous apps in the background. It will also allow you to add an expansion unit with more drives later as a separate volume if you run out of storage space. You could get away with a simple DS218j, but I am worried that speed will disappoint you. There is Logitech Media Server app available on DS218+ Synology app store free of charge as well as Plex application.
- 19 series:RS1619xs+, RS1219+, DS1819+, DS119j
- 18 series:FS1018, RS3618xs, RS818RP+, RS818+, RS2818RP+, RS2418RP+, RS2418+, DS3018xs, DS418play, DS218play, DS918+, DS718+, DS418j, DS418, DS218j, DS218+, DS218, DS1618+, DS118
- 17 series:RS3617xs, RS3617RPxs, RS4017xs+, RS3617xs+, RS217, RS18017xs+, DS3617xs, DS1817+, DS1817, DS1517+, DS1517
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