Beyond multimedia, the Qnap performs exceptionally well as a traditional NAS with good raid recovery, remote access and powerful virtualization capabilities).
This has opened my eyes to this technology and it really is not as complicated/difficult as it seemed.
At the very least most NAS devices allow "guest" access, which doesn't require a password or username, although substantial additional configuration is possible, such as creating individual user or group accounts that can have private storage areas and permissions.
It can even take lightning strikes.Tags: Share this article.Shaped like a small valuables safe, and nearly as heavy, the iOSafe 216 is designed to protect the two hard disks it contains from fire and water.However, it will not play.The Synology system is quite convenient, as it allows your system the freedom of communication from anywhere there is Internet.Again, I had.5 WD RED NAS HD X 4 installed.One terrific thing about NAS is that its name entirely describes what it is: storage that's attached to your network, rather than to individual computers.Several apps are also available for Mac and iOS to allow cloud-style access to the DiskStation DS216II in order to sync photos, videos and even notes.For the.5 inch drives, screw them into the bottom, for the.5 drives screw them through the sides.As with most NAS devices the Drobo 5N defaults to SMB (Windows) network sharing but when creating shares via the dashboard you can configure it so Time Machine on individual Macs can use it for backup.The range isn't as comprehensive as the DiskStation's, though.I am thankful that I have been given a Synology Diskstation DS416j to review.However, the two USB.0 sockets on the case, plus one USB.0 and a single esata port means you can easily expand storage beyond the drive bay limitation with off-the-shelf external storage devices.The front of the box is a plain brown cardboard box, with a sticker of the device and some details of the dual core CPU, compact and quiet nature of the machine.People fear what they are ignorant of and often tend to avoid.This is true of most NAS devices, though.The Synology account allows you to quickly set up your ddns and Quickconnect services, your Synology account information and Synology purchase history (additional packages similar to those mentioned above).The DiskStation DS216II offers an impressive number of ways to let computers and other devices access its files.I have tried many of the online storage options, which are not unreasonable.However, you do get five bays for that price, and for a NAS experience that doesn't feel like you're flying by the seat of your pants, we just can't recommend the 5N enough.
Sometimes it couldn't find the Drobo 5N, despite the fact the computer was connected as its network share and could transfer files just fine.