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#1  August 15, 2011 - 6:59am
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Hi All

Going to purchase a NAS drive to store all my media on soon, but before I do that are there any recommendations or any makes I should stay away from?

Chheers

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  August 15, 2011 - 8:56am
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I'm using the Synology DS210J 2x 2TB and it works perfectly with the apple tv2

  August 16, 2011 - 2:25pm
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Qnap, Qnap or Qnap Smile

  August 17, 2011 - 11:56am (Reply to #3)
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  denisvr wrote:

I'm using the Synology DS210J 2x 2TB and it works perfectly with the apple tv2

Do you use smb or afp? If its afp can you tell me how you got that working? Thanks

  August 17, 2011 - 1:37pm
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I built my own NAS and installed Unraid on it. It's really simple to use Smile And fast.

  August 17, 2011 - 1:43pm (Reply to #5)
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  timonv.7103 wrote:

Do you use smb or afp? If its afp can you tell me how you got that working? Thanks

 

i'm using SMB on my sinology DS210J and Of course it's connected to an Apple Airport Extreme :) 

  August 18, 2011 - 8:55am
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If you already own an Airport Extreme you can attach an external drive to it. Boom! Instant AFP/SMB compatible NAS.

If you want something more dedicated, the suggestions mentioned above are excellent choices as well.

Infuse 5 for iOS and Apple TV is now available!

  August 18, 2011 - 8:58am
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Just checked and saw that i've got XMBC working with smb and media player with afp Wink

  August 19, 2011 - 1:26am
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I use a Synology DS211J with 2x Samsung EcoGreen F4 HD204UI (2TB). Works like a charm.

Single SMB share, with dedicated subdirectories for different kind of media.

  August 19, 2011 - 7:34am (Reply to #9)
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  james wrote:

If you already own an Airport Extreme you can attach an external drive to it. Boom! Instant AFP/SMB compatible NAS.

If you want something more dedicated, the suggestions mentioned above are excellent choices as well.

I have an airport extreme, and tried using an external hard drive, but for some reason only a few of my movies will play, and they are very slow to load, even stopping halfway through a movie, so thought it would run better with a NAS hard drive.

  August 22, 2011 - 9:35am
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I have a Western Digital MyBook Live 3TB.  I have about 300 movies on it right now.  I have two separate aTV2's (bedroom and living room.)  Both are connected via SMB and work perfectly.  I love the email notifications the NAS sends me whenever there's a software upgrade available or the drive has rebooted.  FYI, I live in a part of town where we seem to lose electricity quite often for short bursts.  Since I bought a battery backup about a month ago, the reboots have stopped.  The best part about the NAS is the built-in ability to stream my media files from my iOS devices remotely.