I am replacing my old MyCloud system with something that will be more useful. I am thinking of a synology NAS due to it simplicity setup and reliability. Since it is for home use and will only be used for my Wife and I, my requirements are pretty light.
I just need it for:
- Backup 2 PC’s
- Backup photo’s/videos on tablets and phones (remotely through personal cloud or through the network)
- Media streaming to Sonos or Roku players through DLNA or PLex (not tried this yet)
I have watch and listened to many of Toms’ videos (thanks Tom) and has been a lot of help, but still learning
From my novice understanding, a RAID system is good for a business or home system where data is mission critical and data integrity is needed which I don’t have. If any data is lost on the NAS, it should still reside of the other devices to retrieve it. It would be a pain and may even loose a couple of photos/video which would a disappointing but not be the end of the world. Again from my understanding, a RAID system should not be considered a backup source for your data. That would be better handled by an external device and a backup program.
What I am struggling over is in this new NAS, would setting up a RAID system really be that beneficial in my circumstance? What am I missing?