My NAS device that I have been using as a music server just bit the dust, so I am looking for a new NAS that will work for both a music server and an image backuup device.
So I have a few questions for anyone who may have gone through this before...
1. There are inexpensive solutions out there like the MyWorldBook products from WD, but they are not really any good because they do not afford a swappable HD, so having redundancy becomes a problem. That essentially puts me into the swappable HD cases, correct?
2. We had a Buffalo NAS at the office that died, and the IT guy discovered that they have a propritary method of writing to the HD's so you couldn't just pull them an put them into a new box... That is a major problem, so how do I ensure that what I may purchase is not propritary in any fashion?
3. I plan to have the NAS mirror the data on the computer for the images, and possibly mirror itself for the music, so I am thinking I need a 4-bay drive. Is it likely that this is going to work for my needs? I expect so, but without doing a good amount of research, I'm hoping that someone here has done something similar and can chime in with some experience.
4. Anything else I need to know about these things?
Here's the one that I am thinking about right now...
Anyone have any advice on this?