- Support for Windows & Mac OS (Samba or an equivalent solution)
- Secure FTP server
- Reasonable amount of harddisk space
- Netgear Stora Home Network Storage MS2110
- D-Link DNS-313 or D-Link DNS-323
- Synology Diskstation DS110J or DS210J NAS server
When I receive the NAS I want to change the network a little bit as well. This is how it looks today:
Our family photos are saved on either of the external harddisks. I sync these harddisks with the excellent Beyond Compare tool. When in sync, I use Jungle Disk to do the backup. Even though Beyond Compare is my favorite tool, I find it a little bit boring to synchronize these harddisks. This is where the new solution should be a little bit smoother.
This is how it should look like after the upgrade.
Now we could store all of our photos on the Synology NAS server. The NAS server do backup at scheduled times. No need to synchronize the harddisk anymore. Each the computers should backup other valuable content as well, to the NAS. There is still room for improvement. For example, I plan to have wired connections to all computers in the household. The "old" switch that is used for the home entertainment should be replaced by a faster one.
But what model did I choose? You might have guessed it; I ordered the Synology DS110J together with a Western Digital Green 640 GB harddisk. This way I have an environmental friendly solution. All Synology products are designed to be environmental friendly. Notice that I use a D-Link Green DGS-1005D switch in the new network solution.
That is all for now. I am really eager to get started with my new NAS. The original ETA was tomorrow, but the time seems to have slipped. I hope that it will arrive before the weekend.