Community-attached storage (NAS) is an IP-based file-sharing gadget attached to a neighborhood area community. Still, although Synology advertises the DS218+ as being able to all kinds of transcoding, you may want to use a more powerful laptop than the DS218+ (or every other NAS on this price range) for those who’re serious about on-the-fly media transcoding.
The evaluation doesn’t for example talk about the drive formatting, which may be important to Mac customers: some NAS models can only be formatted in FAT32 which is probably problematic because some Apple metadata may not be stored accurately if the backup NAS stores information in a Finder-readable format.
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The DS418play has one fewer USB 3.0 port on the back but offers twin Gigabit Ethernet for link aggregation; this function doubles the community bandwidth out there to your NAS, though not many residence routers help that perform.