I think im going to get some sort of server for myself so I dont have to have alot of harddrives in my gaming rig.
At first I was going to go for the Synology DS412+, I know its mainly for small businesses and the pracetag is quite noticeable, but the fact that it holds 4 drives, the design and the nice applications and functions just made me want that one.
BUT now I am considering getting a small formfactor case (maybe the BitFenix Prodegy) and make a media server with that instead, so I was hoping some of you guys would come with some suggestoins or something?
Also I would like if someone could share some experiences on using the DLNA function on the DS412+
And one small thing at the end, can anyone direct me to a good guide on RAID and the different types - I dont really know what it is so I would just like to expand my knowledge..
well if you have a little time to find some good suggestions for hardware then I would apreciate it!
But, I would like it to me smaller than normal ATX borads, preferably mATX so that its small but still have 6 sata ports and the possibility to expand. also prefferably a good 7.1 onboard soundcard.
Right now im thinking about the ASUS Maximus V Gene. the color scheme fits my new idea great and it has a good onboard soundcard.
other than that I think about a 3570k processor (becasue I want to use the graphics unit in the CPU)
and btw, it should also be able to play 1080p video so that I use it as mediacenter. so really I need something that is good for both a small homeserver AND meadiacenter.
If there are other cheaper/better options then please let me know!
Joanne from Synology here. If you are wanting a 4-bay NAS but something a little smaller, take a look at the DS411slim. A 4-bay compact NAS.
Very cute with high performance power!
Hi Joanne, I was looking at getting a ds412+ mostly for its media capabilities in particular streaming video (Hi-def, incl. some bluray rips with high bitrate). I realise it is aimed particularly at business users but the multimedia isn't talked up as much as other aspects. I am just wondering how well it would cope streaming these especially when wrapped in MKV?