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This post describes my experience shopping around for my first NAS. Maybe it will help someone looking to get a new NAS themselves.

It is not possible to go into excruciating details of every aspect of the device, but, I have tried to at least gloss over what I believe is important.

The need – A networked media/data server

I have been wanting to set up a home media network ever since I got out of college. The kind where my music, movies, and, TV shows were always available to playback across devices (and rooms). At one point, I had drawn up the layout of this hypothetical network for a colleague who was curious. This was way before consumer-grade Network Attached Storage (NAS) devices became mainstream.

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