I didn't know if this was appropriate to post in this or the Home Theater Computers forum but I'll post here. I have a need for a NAS to store all my photos, videos, music, etc. I also want to have RAID setup with at least 3tb of space for data retention purposes in case a drive fails so that I'll be able to recover my content. I also wanted to be able to stream that content to my iOS devices, TiVo Premiere (in bedroom), and also to my living room TV. The only device I have hooked up to my living room TV is a FiOS DVR and PS3. I do have a lot of burned DVDs and other such material that I may want to store digitally in one location for easier access. I'm looking for a solution that will meet all these requirements.
I currently have an AMD Phenom X4 3.0ghz CPU with 16gb of RAM and a few smaller hard drives. I don't recall the motherboard I own. I'd need to get a new power supply, DVD/Blu-ray drive and two WD Red 3tb hard drives. I don't know if I'd need a RAID card but I believe my motherboard has onboard RAID functionality (is that suitable?).
With that said, would I be better to get a Synology NAS, assuming it would meet my requirements, or could I get away with using my existing hardware to setup a data backup server for all my media but also stream content as needed to various devices? Does anyone have experience doing this? Thanks!