Hi everyone, I'm in the market for a new NAS and my days of building that sort of thing myself are over!
I'd like a five-bay model with support for RAID 5, 6 and preferrably some kind of alternative which can use the full capacity of different-sized drives, allowing me to upgrade in the future. It needs to be accessible on a nework by PCs and Macs, along with supporting streaming to devices like the Squeezebox.
Two models spring immediately to mind:
Synology DiskStation DS1511+
The simple comparison seems to be that the Drobo is easier to setup but the Synology delivers better performance.
I might try and get both in for a more technical comparison and review...