About to invest in a good bit of hardware and wanted to run it by everyone.
I have a Silicon Dust HD Homerun Extend running Channels to 2 Apple TVs, iPads and iPhones. The picture looks great, but routinely it freezes, pauses, pixelates, etc. After a good bit of research on this site, I believe the culprit is my old wifi router.
I have an older Airport Extreme only capable of running 802.11n which I understand is a problem.
So the first thing is a new router capable of 802.11ac. Sound right?
I'm looking at the Synology RT2600AC. https://www.synology.com/en-us/products/RT2600ac
Anyone have this and would recommend it?
Next, I'll be replacing my old iMac with a new Mini Mac. Old iMac running OS 10.6.8. I won't be upgrading OS due to some Adobe software that's not compatible with newer OS. I'll keep that old Mac just for when I need to run Adobe. The Channels DVR Server software requires OS 10.10, so that can't run the DVR software and I'm not that crazy about the new Mini Mac being "always on"
So, I'm looking at a NAS, the Synology DS218+ seems to be a popular one.
Do I need 2 hard drives over a single? If so, why?
How much HD space should I be looking at just for the DVR? I know it depends on personal preference/use. We'll record local news and local football games, plus 2-3 few shows and delete what we watch. I'm thinking 2 TB would be sufficient. Thoughts?
Thanks in advance for any confirmations of my plans, suggestions or tips!