Solid State or HDD for new Synology NAS?
Hi, looking for some advice on which type of hard drive to install in a new Synology NAS that I will be purchasing next week. I'm going down the NAS route to replace my ipod as the main source of music at home.
I have been told by a local computer shop that solid state is more reliable than HDD and transfers data much faster than the latter. Does anyone agree with this? It is of course more expensive but is it worth the extra? I can get Samsung 250gb hard drives for £149 each locally so I could buy up to four of these and use them in RAID configuration (about £600) or just buy a 1TB HDD for under £100. Does solid state or HDD make any difference to SQ?
I also have a PS Audio DAC with a USB input which I think is up to 24/96. I believe you can plug the Synology straight into this and use their app to control the music playing that way. Is that better than putting the NAS on my home network instead? Finally, what are people's experiences with HomePlugs, worth the expense, any SQ issues? My router is not in an ideal place and cannot be moved so would consider these as an alternative to 4/5m ethernet cable if they are worth it.
Many thanks for any assistance.