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1st Nas purchase to use with iTunes - help please
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Hi all,

 

I want to buy a Nas and the one that keeps drawing me too it is the Qnap 212P.

I would buy the Nas 2nd hand but buy new hard drives for it - Western Digital Red ones seem to be the popular choice but any reccomendations would be grateful.

I have a lot of Apple things tv, pad and phone.

I want my iTunes libarary to be put onto the Nas - is this all possible with the Qnap and will it all intergrate okay ?

This one :

http://www.stuff.tv/qnap/qnap-ts-212p-nas/review

 

Also, if I only got one drive to start off with can I add a 2nd drive to back up the 1st drive at a latter date ? Hopefully that makes sense !

As you can tell I am a bit of a novice in it all.

 

Many thanks.

 

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RE: 1st Nas purchase to use with iTunes - help please

Anyone care to comment please ?

 

I know Hi-FiOutlaw is online, would be great if you saw this as you seem very knowledgeable in this area.  

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RE: 1st Nas purchase to use with iTunes - help please

I use a Synology 213j, works fine for me, and I've got a spare enclosure  Wink (no hard drives)

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RE: 1st Nas purchase to use with iTunes - help please

Was hoping for a bit more feedback please.

Will keep replying to my own post just to get it seen in latest posts ! Hopefully someone can give me some input please.

Anyone ?

 

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RE: 1st Nas purchase to use with iTunes - help please

psurquhart wrote:

Was hoping for a bit more feedback please.

Will keep replying to my own post just to get it seen in latest posts ! Hopefully someone can give me some input please.

Anyone ?

Hi PS.

I have just been through the NAS replacement process. (see here)

I looked at both these and really could not come up with a difference overall between them.(apart from £30) .In the end I went with the Synology for two reasons.

Firstly they were more established in the NAS world and have more support experience and secondly the way the second drive was installed with sata cables in the Qnap.

 

If you want to look at the software that drives these two models,go to the following and have a play

1/     Synology 

Account = admin

Password = synology

2/  Qnap

Login

 Account  = qnap

Password = qnap

They will both do I-tunes libraries so it’s up to you. Can’t say I recommend second hand units for this sort of thing but that’s a budget question. I bought the Synology pre-loaded with 2 x 1 tera WD  red drives.

 

Hope this helps.

 

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RE: 1st Nas purchase to use with iTunes - help please

Regret I cannot advise from personal experience, but this is a great article, if you've not seen it:-

http://www.whathifi.com/blog/how-to-build-a-nas-to-store-your-music

Good luck!

 

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I would get a Drobo NAS.  I

I would get a Drobo NAS.  I have a Drobo (non-NAS) version connected to my iMac and it is on this I store all my downloaded music and CD rips.  I don't import anything into iTunes, but have the music folders referenced by iTunes.

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Hi,

Hi,

Can't help with itunes library as I don't use itunes! I know Synology has itunes but really can't help you in that department...

But you will not need itunes, just copy all the contend in your PC into the New NAS and then you can use the app, in Synology case, can't help you either in QNAP, that is called DS Audio, and works with IOS, Android and Windows.

 

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