Re: Help buying nas drive
Problem with most NAS boxes is you can't upgrade the ram. My WD MyCloudMirror 4TB has a meager 512 megs of ram. Most NAS boxes run Linux which is efficient, small footprint, and doesn't need a lot of ram space to run. If I could upgrade the ram in mine I'd probably just take it up to 1 gig.
Just map the NAS drive on each computer as a network drive. I have 2 computers, a tablet, all on at the same time watching movies. It doesn't even start to sweat with all that going on.
Make sure the box you wind up with has a gigabyte network connection. My entire hard wire network is gigabyte. The tablet is wireless N on the 5Ghz band giving it a connection speed of 450Mbps. More than enough.