So I’m about to get a NAS to start implementing my Ultimate Streaming Solution™.
It seems like Synology’s only 1 bay model is the DS120j but remember hearing that an older model (118j I think) was quite underpowered. Does anyone know if this will be suitable for light use (occasional photo access, but mostly just music)?
Also, for drives to fit in it, is it worth paying extra for this “NAS-optimised” version, or should I save the £20 and get the regular HDD? I’ve no idea if the NAS version is just a marketing ploy or if genuinely useful.
Lastly, are NAS devices ok with being turned on and off? I’m trying to cut back on bills and don’t want to just leave it running all the time as realistically, I’m only going to be using it once or twice a week.
Thanks in advance