I have a few desktops, a laptop, and an IPAD that all connect to my Home network via a wired or wireless connection. I have pictures, videos, and Microsoft documents spread all over these devices. I just recently built another desktop and I realized that I do not want to proliferate files on yet another PC and exacerbate the situation.
My plan then was to extract all these files (video, Pictures, music/Itunes, word, excel, docs) and place on a Network Storage device that would be available to all my family on the Home network.
Allow all the files I export to the NAS to be available to all my devices
Backup the files placed on the NAS
Be able to FTP images from a Network Security camera to the NAS solution
Reasonable retrieval times when the NAS device serves the files
1-What NAS solution or non-NAS solution would you recommend
2-Would the solution from #1 be relatively quick in terms of serving up the files
3-A friend recommended a Drobo 5N ?
4-What itunes issues could I anticipate, can I place them on the NAS or should I just go into itunes and turn on Home sharing
Lastly I have 2 old desktops that potentially could aid in the NAS solution, but they are not too fast..