- Jan 1, 2000
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I'm contemplating between getting a NAS or another external HDD.
Can share with me what you guys store in the NAS?
I was thinking just storing videos, photos and mp3s over in the NAS. Will it be alright if I point my itunes mp3 location to the NAS and play from the NAS?
Also, I was wondering if it's possible to install small programs on the NAS and run from there?
I got a NAS mainly for home business and essential stuff, like family videos/pics collection and scans of critical info. I also have quite a collection of videos and music, but strictly speaking, NAS is overkill for that as I can always create/download them again. But NAS has ability to run small applications which makes consumption of these very much more convenient. Note that number and variety of apps available is company dependent. I don't believe you can install your own programs on them though. Using itunes to access the NAS should be no prob.
Frankly, if info availability is not time critical, modern routers also have ability to run commonly used apps with external drives connected to them for storage, which was my previous setup. If not for robust and time-critical home business storage needs, I probably would have stuck to that till today with cloud backups of critical home stuff.