I'm researching purchasing a NAS drive but I have some questions about whether it will fulfil my requirements.
I have a very Apple-centric household with an iMac, air, iPad and a couple of iPhones! The primary reason for the NAS drive would be to use time machine to backup the iMac and the MacBook air. I'm considering buying the Synology DS212J 2 enclosure with two Seagate 2tb 3.5 sata drives.
Question 1: can I backup two machines to the same drive?
Question 2: Although the Synology says it is compatible with time machine this doesn't always tell the full story. Will it work as I need it to?
Question 3: If I use the drive mainly for backup will I or should I use the other features like hosting iTunes, photos etc.
Question 4: I use a home plug setup to extend my Internet connection down to a garden office. How will the drive fit in with this? Does it matter where in the setup I put it?
Thanks v much for any advice.