Best NAS for a Professional and Family Network
I would be pleased if you can give me some advice to find my personal best NAS.I am a Professional Home User (in my eyes). My primary intentions are to sort and organize my families digital life at home consisting of streaming, photos, cloud data, Amazon Alexa things, some mail traffic and such stuff. I personally like to test new things on virtual machines, try new software, sharing data, databases. I am looking for a NAS/DAS, that is installed directly between my router and the rest of the home network. Some of my components are wired by cat6, but most are done by WLAN. I do not have a 10gb network, have 2 macs with TB2, but as far as I learned from your articles new network speeds would be nice to have and it would be good to have some options in the future. Meanwhile, I go around with 1gb and perhaps link aggregation, however it is just a feature. I need:
1. Very good and fast video streaming capabilities with fast transcoding to several clients simultaneously. I sometimes use Kodi, have some plex experiences. Both are good for me. I just don’t want to wait for the NAS processes, in other words, it should work fluently even with a lot of data.2. Music server DNLA, which could be accessed by Alexa Amazon. This should be easy to be used for some female family members. I know there’s is a skill from Synology and QNAP offers a workaround by IFTTT or via 3. VM software. Maybe you have some insider knowledge about the plans of QNAP to develop something like Synology.4. Fast NAS, nobody wants to wait for the computer5. Running smoothly 1 or 2 VMs (fast processor and 32gb ram)It should be 6 or 8 bay with a total of 40gb, direct HDMI is not necessary since i would not plug in another output device. What is hard for me, even after studying your tests, the decision between QNAP and Synology. Both are easy. Qnap is more a sort of computer inside, which is something i like. QNAP seems to bring more and often new models to the market, while Synology seems to update their platform seldom. Do you know if there are plans for really new models in the consumer market this year by Synology?
I like the syn DS1019, but would like it more with 6 HD slots and at least 2 ethernet links… Is there something similar? I like TVS-672XT too, but have a little bit fear that the Alexa thing would not work good enough, my family would kill me.
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Choosing the Right NAS for Transcoding, DLNA, PLEX, Kodi, VMs and More
Budget Solution – The QNAP TVS-472XT Thunderbolt NAS
Mid Range Solution – The Synology RS1619xs+ Rackmount NAS
Top Tier Solution – The Synology DS3617xs+ Tower NAS
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