Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Saint Louis, MO
Considering NAS Solution
Firstly, I just started looking into NAS - Never considered it before the last week or so. As of late, I've been getting into more remote management techniques for my primary home network / desktop. Problem is - my primary Desktop is my performance machine that is OC'd etc. and in order to use it as a server etc. is starting to bug me a bit.
So that's reason #1 - #2 is... I recently had twins, and the mother and her family are completely obsessed with pictures and videos and the like. Like, ridiculous amounts. However, they always want ways to share and access said content... and of course are worried about the loss of said content being mostly on cell phones etc.
So, not only for storage... backup etc... but I was kind of hoping that with NAS that there would be some user friendly options I could configure with the help of NAS to allow her, her family and myself to basically be able to access pictures / videos from anywhere - as well upload/backup pictures and videos any time, any where there is a data connection present.
Is NAS right for me? I like messing around with tech stuff... period... so that in it's self makes me interested. However, I wanted to see if NAS would be a good solution considering the above. If so - is prebuilt or custom built my best options? If prebuilt, do you have suggestions? If custom built... do you have suggestions? I guess a big thing is for her and her family - I'm sure I can make a solution I can figure out how to use but I was hoping that there is software etc. that would make it a little more plug in play to use/access from PC's or even better... mobile devices...
Thanks any pointers!
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