I have been using my laptop with an external Hard drive attached wirelessly using my time capsule. But I would like to have a stand alone server so I don’t have to keep my computer on all the time.
For a simple task like that, you can star with a solution like DS418j. It will give you 1 drive failure protection and loads of other functionality. It will replace your time capsule, iTunes server, and time machine backups. And this is just a start. It replaces Dropbox with their own Drive app which is even better with its version control. You can create users and manage their access rights as well as share content on the local network as well as on the internet. All encrypted and secure. There are plenty of apps available allowing you to turn your NAS into a hundred different things from solving your problems.
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