Rick ChurchillI am thinking of getting a NAS drive, attaching it to my router and backing up both MacBook (less than 1TByte) and the small number of PC files (less than 50GBytes) from the programmes that do not run on the Mac. In addition I would want to keep it as a store for my video (less than 2TBytes) and music files (less than 150GBytes).
I would probably want to stream the audio and video to perhaps my Apple TV box (This part I am unfamiliar about and am reading all I can).
For redundancy I thought a 4 drive box would be better even if I populate only 2 drives to begin with. Has anyone any thoughts about specifying the required hardware?
I'm not sure I can get away with just 2 drives as I will probably want to put them in a RAID 1 Mirroring configuration and using TimeMachine as a backup programme while also having other partitions/drives as storage for both PC and Mac.
Ideally both computers could access all areas but I realise this may be difficult and would live with the PC backing up to a separate "area".
Any advice would be appreciated.