I'm putting together a NAS setup to allow my PS3 to stream video onto my TV. I was hoping to get some feedback on the components I've chosen and what type of performance I should expect.
The planned setup:
Gigabit router 4x ports
1x to 360
1x to PS3
1x to 30ft cable leading to gigabit switch
1x to cable modem
Gigabit switch with 4 ports used
1x to computer 1
1x to computer 2
1x to NAS
1x to gigabit router
1x Western Digital WD10EADS 1TB 5400 drive
1x USB printer
So the concerns I have are:
-The 30ft of network cable between the NAS and the PS3 (may slow things down)
-A switch between the NAS and the PS3 (may slow things down, cause conflicts)
-The hard drive isn't super fast (I figured the network would be the bottleneck, not the drive speed)
Thanks for any feedback. The components haven't arrived yet, so I can always send something back if you think it will be an issue.
well.. iirc BD is 30mb/s?? and what are you going to put on that nas, not BDs!.. so 11mb/s should be sufficient(considering a good encoded film of lets say 10mb/s) if your not trying to stream to more than one unit/tv at the same time..
could be that my concept of theory is wrong, since you streaming data, and letting the ps3 or whatever decode the movie, it's all different..
Looks like I should have gone with the LinkStation Pro™ LS-XHL. It's about 2-3 times faster and costs about the same.
I'm going to try out the Synology anyways. I'll put it through the full test cycle. I'll make sure I can stream video in all of the formats it supports in various sizes. If it can hold up without skipping a beat, I'll keep it.