Got the Synology too.. great piece of kit.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.
Does it support mac's hfs+ ?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.
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.Does it support mac's hfs+ ?
can you have a dedicated iphoto library volume?