Five stars for this little device, but first the team at Media Server Reviews hope everyone out there is having a great new year for 2013!
This is the time for new year’s resolutions, so here at Media Server Reviews we have decided to come up with one for you:
2013 is going to be the year that we finally get a media server for that technologically challenged person in your life.
Whether it is grandma or your auntie, it is time we finally got something set up for them that is going to be able to play all their movies and music for them on all their devices at home.
And what better to serve this purpose that the Budget-Friendly Synology DiskStation 1-Bay NAS Server for Home Users
In fact, I think we might nust need to keep this for a while before we give it to grandma. I might buy a couple just in case one accidentally ends up becoming my mobile take-anywhere media center or ends up set up in the back shed.
This is perfect as an entry level device to play all your movies, music and other media, and runs the same Synology OS as the other High End NAS Media Servers.
The most popular HD on Amazon for this device is the WD Green 2Tb 3.5″ HD, and at $157 it is pretty hard to argue with that.
Set up is easy, just plug it in and away you go. This is the ultimate luddite machine, if someone can connect the power and connect the network cable, they will be fine.
There are two USB ports and a Gigabit Ethernet port available, if you have a few additional hard drives lying around, you can always connect them up to the USB ports for additional storage, and to see what is on those things anyway?
There is also an Android and iOS app that you can use for photo browsing among other things which is very cool, and makes it apparent that we are actually living in the future.
Once on the network you can stream all your media, movies, photos, music to your appleTV, Playstaytion, XBox, as well as all your mobile devices and pretty much anything else that can show a picture or play a sound.
Have fun, and make sure Grandma has a happy new year!