I'm not that technical I just get by but love my gadgets and multimedia devices,my office set up at present is a 27 inch Apple IMac and a Iomega external 500 gig hardrive which I generally use for my music/films and backing up time machine.
Now in the last few weeks we purchased a Play 5 Sonos system which I think is a brilliant piece of wireless music streaming,however what I don't like is the fact I have to have the IMac powered on all the time for this Sonos to stream which is a pain in the backside everytime I want to use the Sonos app on my iPhone and ipad.
Research suggested a Nass system was the way to go and these vary from a few hundred to many thousands of pounds,synology ones tend to be some of the most popular but on the Sonos forums many suggest one of These
of which I have ordered from ebuyer.
Apparently the IMac is no longer required to be on as this plugs into my Netgear router,my question is simple,do I have to put all the iTunes stuff on this Nass drive and the Sonos program on my IMac as I'ts unclear to me how all this Nass stuff actually works.
I have the Internet to ask the question I know but I thought someone on here may be able to give quick and simple guidelines as to what I need to do once this unit arrives Wednesday.
I am hearing I will still need the old external Iomega hardrive as I have heard that in most cases the Nass will not back up time machine.
So basically I need some simple answers on how to get this Nass unit working with the Sonos system and what other benefits this Nass system can serve.
Many Thanks as I know there are many on here that have Nass units and far more knowledge than me,just remember to keep ant helpful answers extremely plain and simple as if your explaining to your dad or or some minor .
Last thing I need is some technical talk which completely throws me .....cheers
Edited by time2die (Mon 27-May-13 21:17:53)