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Looking for a NAS solution (mostly backup)

Discussion in 'NAS Buying Advice' started by grazzt, Mar 3, 2012.

  1. grazzt

    grazzt Occasional Visitor

    Jan 1, 2011
    I have been looking around for a while now and narrowed my choices down I think...

    DS212j or DS212 or DS212+

    Home use
    E3000 Router 10/100/1000
    4 PCs in house
    3 Gaming consoles (Xbox 360, PS3, Wii)

    I would like the NAS do the following:
    - Backup critical files on each PC (Scheduled). Files include Documents, Photos, Movies, Music. I do not have a problem re-imaging the PCs if need be in the event of a failure, I just want the files backed up.
    - Store common files like music, movies, etc. for all PCs
    - Stream movies/music to my PS3
    - I have about 1 TB of stuff to have on the NAS and it is growing not a fast pace hence the 2 Drive option.
    - I am not sure if I can host a web site (per say) so friends and family can access. Like Photos and possible a Blog of some sort.

    I am just not sure of the features I need in the above 3 options. I can afford any of the 3, but do not want to waste money on them.

    Would like to take a HD into work for offsite storage, so I would be using 3 drives, 2 local, one off site (30 day backup)

    Looking for an opinion... Thoughts?