I'm considering getting a NAS for home media storage and streaming, needs are fairly simple but I'm trying to decide on the minimum specs needed.
-1-2 HD stream simultaneous or 1 stream while photo viewing
-3 PC's to backup
-Stream audio to apple expresses, (using a PC to run itunes), music may be on the NAS or the PC
-current storage needs are 200GB, so a 2TB drive should be sufficient for future proofing.
-I like the idea of mirroring drive 1 to drive 2.
-will use an external drive or NAS (USB or eSata) for backup
I've narrowed it down to a few of synology products and trying to find the min specs first, and then I can weigh up the cost of stepping up to 2 or 4 bays, USB 3.0, esata
DS110J; 800MHz, DDR2 128MB,USB2.0
DS111; 1.6GHz, DDR3 256MB,eSATA Port X 1
DS212J; 1.2GHz, DDR2 256MB,USB2.0
DS212; 1.6GHz, DDR3 256MB, USB3.0
DS411J; 1.2GHz, DDR2 128MB,USB2.0
DS411; 1.6 GHz, DDR3 512MB,eSATA Port X 1