Originally Posted by GreenThumb
Please do, boo0330.
I surfed here after being away for a long while with the exact same question as the thread starter.
Thread starter and I have same opinion on backing up media as well. Once I rip something I never, ever, ever want to have to re-rip. I will have a backup of anything I rip. I've had too many disk crashes (one ever 2-3 years in my laptops that get hard usage on the road.) Life is too short. Only amateurs lose data. * (OP, what syncing software do you use? I use GoodSync
and really like it.
2 other factors pushing me in the QNAP direction:
1) My very old Buffalo Terastation NAS is just about full. So I need a new NAS. I don't know exactly why I have been more interested in QNAP vs others. Maybe they just have better marketing. (I do love Assasin's focus on data-driven decisions :-). Or at least recognizing when you are NOT making a data-based decision. Yes, family have called me Ms. Ann Droid at times, well before I picked up a Galaxy Note II.)
2) The other advantage for me of using the a QNAP TS-469L that supports the active HDMI port and XBMC, etc., is that apparently QNAPs software app works with my IP cameras. Over Christmas while across the pond, I received a text message 'movement alert' at 6:30am of my house at 11:30pm, with a link showing police officers with flashlights inside. First time in 6 years the IP cameras have been needed.
I wish QNAP supported Thunderbolt, but at least they now support USB 3.0. I will not buy any storage device like that without usb 3.0.
What else... I have 10 TB of DVDs and BluRays that I want to rip and access via XBMC or similar.
*FYI - NewEgg just had a good deal on the WD 2TB My Passport $129. These are now in my Safety Deposit Box backup rotation for all work and personal data.
After I tested, 1080P mkv can be played extremely well.
I tested it with Avatar extended 1080p bluRay x264 mkv.
My model is TS-269L with two 2TB WD HDs in mirror (connect to a gigabit wireless router, it is nothing to do with network setup for this test) .
I think it is the worst performance setup, and it is still worked well.
I didn't read every post under this thread, and this is what I'm satisfied.
Very quite NAS connected online, sharing file, download BT.
The HTPC was a plus, I didn't expect that and I enjoyed it as well.
The only way to secure data is to backup more frequently. That is why I have two NAS right now.
Storage space is always not enough alone with more and more media storaged.
I backup important data regularly to another NAS, and a WD external HD.