Please offer 3 products from Qnap or Synology for the following users. Thank you.
a. Family of 3
b. 3 cell phones (1 apple, 2 android)
c. 2 laptops (windows)
d. 1 ipad (apple)
a. wifi to backup cell phone
b. ideally, have ssd cache to speed up apps or files
Mostly used for backing up and viewing media files:
Typical user story:
1. Jenny, takes photos and videos with her cell phone away from her house, but then when she returns home, she places it on the counter top. Unaware to her, files are uploaded without her noticing. On another occasion, she takes a video in the house but then leaves the property without the file completing the upload. When she return, the file completes the upload. This is all done via wireless to the NAS.
2. Henry works on a project from work on his laptop and decides to have both his work and personal files backed up on a NAS.
With a focus on media like pictures and videos and easy backups I would recommend Synology. The cheapest option will be DS118 which is a 1 drive option and capable of doing all these tasks. Just remember to have a backup on external drive just in case unexpected happens.
Another option is DS218+ which is most popular 2 bay NAS today. It will not only do all these things mentioned above but it will also do it quicker and allow more users. You can even transcode and stream your video collection while away from home. The two drive option will let you create RAID1 allowing one drive break down without loosing any data and still being able to use it despite it.
The top of the range model is DS718+ which does whatever you want it to do. And it will also let you add another 5 drive expansion if you run out of the space later in future. This is a popular choice among people would want this to be an investment for another 5 years (very future proof).
Synology comes with many great free apps and also allow third party app installations. DS Video app will allow you to make your videos accessible even without internet connection- very handy for road trips and flights. The moments app will organise you photo collection based on Geo location, time and even object recognition function like Facebook. Very useful to find things in seconds. It will also back up all your photos and videos in the background once you connect to the WiFi (or even over 3g/4g if you want to). For a full backup like contacts and settings, you need to look at third party app like Acronis.
Acronis True Image is a backup software which will let you backup Computers, Android Phones or Apple iPhones to your NAS. It is an incredible app because not only it can backup few folders, but also an entire image of your computer. This is super important if you need to get your computer restored ASAP after a massive system crash, virus or other disasters (Manual to set up NAS as backup destination). Backing up a mobile device means capturing all of the data – including contacts, calendar, photos, videos and other files – so you still have them if something happens to your smartphone or tablet.
Backup software for mobile devices makes sure you are saving copies frequently, reliably and safely. It automatically produces a backup and makes it easy to restore your files.
Link to Acronis True Image= http://aklam.io/biKQsh
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