Recommended NAS drive(mac friendly)

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  1. teoman73

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    Hi all,

    Am looking for a decent NAS drive for streaming films to my home cinema room.

    Also mac friendly, as I'm planning to hook it up with a Mac-mini. And the ability to record CCTV (am getting IP Cameras for the outside of the home).

    Cheers
     
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    I am currently using the Synology Diskstation 212J. It works very well with my MacBook Pro.

    You can download several synology apps from the app store which work well with other apple deices such as Ipads, Iphones etc. I use it to store all my media and as a time machine. It also records CCTV although I personally havent tried it.
     
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    Got the Synology too.. great piece of kit.

    Was wondering if you've managed to move your iphoto library across?
     
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    I use a QNAP myself.
    Software is superb. Time machine backups if required and some rather clever iPhone/iPad apps.
    The range is quite similar to the synology so it comes down to personal choice. I looked at both and preferred the QNAP.
     
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    Does it support mac's hfs+ ?

    can you have a dedicated iphoto library volume?
     
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    Don't worry about HFS. It shouldn't matter unless you're using iSCSI. AFS (Apple file sharing) is what you need. Or SMB (Windows file sharing) if you've got Windows PCs as well the Apple stuff.

    Most NASs will let you partition an array of multiple physical disks into multiple logical volumes. So setting up a separate volume for your iPhoto library should be easy enough.
     
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    Another option for you would be to use your Mac Mini as a server. If it doesn't have enough built-in storage you could upgrade or just add one or more external drives.
     
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    I've used a NetGear ReadyNAS Duo & am currently using a ReadyNAS NV+ with 2 Macs without issues.
     
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    Are you able to copy your iphoto library to it?
     
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    If that was question was for me, then yes.
     

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