RAID 6 or 5 Multimedia NAS +surveillance

  • shared documents
  • storing/streaming audio library (4300+ songs)
  • storing/streaming pictures library
  • storing/streaming video / DVDs library
  • backing up computers (4 desktops, 2 laptops, 2 tablets, 2 phones, etc)
  • surveillance (7 to 15 cameras; event/alert only recording)
  • RAID 6 or 5
  • Prefer extra/empty slot for future growth
  • Is it okay to do surveillance and streaming on same NAS?


I would recommend something with 6-8 bays like ds1618+ or ds1817+. These two will work great with fHD videos. You can share files locally or even over the internet.

You store simple mp3 or even flawless audio for people who demand more of the quality. Thanks to DLNA function, you can stream video and pictures on your smart TV or TV with a dongle.

Synology Drive app is a great way to back up your computers as well as mobile devices easily.

Synology surveillance software is really state of the art with its artificial intelligence built in. And PCI slot is indeed handy for cache or 10gbe upgrade later.

Streaming and surveillance indeed can be done on a very same NAS using simple NAS drives like WD RED or Irinwolf.



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