I am looking to buy a NAS to use to store all of my media and stream HD (1080p/blue ray) to 3 devices in parallel. Also to use it as a file storage device for Macs and PC's with Raid 10 or 5. I have looked at two different NAS solutions.
The difference between the two are:
- 1.2Ghz Marvell processor vs a 1.6Ghz Marvell
- 256 MB DDR2 RAM vs 512 DDR3 RAM
- SAMBA Benchmark: 412: read - 69.3 MB/s write - 32.7MB/s 419 P +: read -100.2MB/s write - 45.4MB/s
With this in mind, what speed do I need to rip a blu-ray disk smoothly?
I know that the network may be a bottle neck so what is the max speed over wireless N & G? Would it be better to use gigabit ethernet? Will I see less issues revolving around speed?
What benefits are gained from the better processor and RAM?