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Good NAS for home?

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I'm looking for a good NAS storage device, preferably the best bang for your buck one. I'm hoping for something reliable, will always be on, and will mostly store files, pictures, and programs.

Any suggestions would be welcome.

Thanks!
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I use this one very reliable raid support and many OS support

http://sharecenter.dlink.com/products/DNS-320
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Personally I use the QNAP TS-412. It can take up to 4 drives, which can be configured in various RAID setups for redundancy. I also use the built in TwonkyMedia for streaming music and videos to various devices around my home... It's good value for money. There are better devices if you are willing to pay more, but this does all that I need and more.
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I would highly recommend the Synology DS412+.

It comes with 4 hdd bays and you can run up to a Raid10 , which is what i have at home. It supports 4TB drives.

It allows for file sharing, web server, backup from windows files or any other OS, you can use it for Surveillance, it has a lot of features. It cost i believe about $600 but definitely worth the money.

here is a link:
http://www.synology.com/en-us/products/overview/DS412+
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Qnaps are great!
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The QNAPs also have:-

Web server
Email server
FTP server
Active directory integration
Offsite backup
Dynamic DNS
Remote access using cloud technology
Accompanying iOS apps

Plus a whole heap of other services that you can install and run (although if you do intend to run multiple services, look at a higher model than th TS-412 as you can't upgrade the RAM)
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+1 for QNAP.  I ran across a TS-670 Pro for $950 and I have never been happier to shell out the money.  I haven't had a single issue to date and is easy to setup/operate.
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Another +1 for QNAP - I have the TS-412 , whilist its a little older now, firmware updates are often available and the range of apps is good.  I'd also look higher than the 412 now if I was buying again!
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I would check Synology, it has alot  tools to auto-sync/replication or simple backup. http://www.synology.com/
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+1 for Synology. Had previously DS 212j but upgraded to DS412 - perfect. Can play movies on my iPad (Synology has plenty of iOS apps) or TV, print (even air print) and check pictures or even play music outside of my network (depends upon connection).

Synology has also lots of community work so there's a Dropbox app which makes my life easier as I don't need to sync all of it onto my PC, just open a shared folder and access it.
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