Recommended NAS drive(mac friendly)

teoman73

Novice Member
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
 

GooN3r

Active Member
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.
 

teoman73

Novice Member
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.
Got the Synology too.. great piece of kit.

Was wondering if you've managed to move your iphoto library across?
 

EliteStu

Active Member
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.
 

teoman73

Novice Member
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.
Does it support mac's hfs+ ?

can you have a dedicated iphoto library volume?
 

beaverme

Banned
Does it support mac's hfs+ ?

can you have a dedicated iphoto library volume?
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.
 

beaverme

Banned
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.
 

teoman73

Novice Member
Are you able to copy your iphoto library to it?
 

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