tukapa1: This is a timely thread as it is something I am currently looking at doing at home.
Storage would be for a combination of blu-ray, DVD and CD full uncompressed rips as well as HD downloads.
I was leaning towars the Synology DS212j due to all the good reviews but as always I started wondering whether 6TB would be enough and started looking 4 bay units. The Netgear RND4000 v2 looks like a good priced 4 bay unit and I was wondering whether anybody has had any hands on with this one (can be found here);
It's only $60 dearer than the DS212j but provides for much more future proofing as long as it's not a POS.
Any comments would be welcome.
I'll probably just have a WD TV Live media player in my main lounge attached to a full HD 50" plasma. In my 2nd lounge I have both Xbox 360 and PS3 attached to 42"plasma and also 100" projector. Everything is attached to a wired network so I'm thinking a NAS would be a great way to store all my media for easy access anywhere.
Any thoughts welcomed.
I have one of these. They are a very good NAS, however, they have a very very noisy fan, it bursts into life at random times and if you're having it in the living room the fan will need to be replaced with something like a Noctua NF-B9 Case Fan, 92mm ($45-$50). It's very loud...
I aslo think these may be limited to a max of 2TB drives and "may" not support anything larger. If thats correct you'll only get about 5.8TB storage.