NAS for pictures?

I have been looking for a NAS system for my home. I want use it for my photos (editing and able to view on the phone.), video, and home back up. I will be used with mostly iPhones and Mac computers. the editing software I use is Lightroom and photoshop. I have been looking at the Asustor AS5305T and the Synology DS920+. If you have any suggestions or recommendations that would be great. Cheers

NA Nascompares_blog_push asked on 19 March 2021, 16:25
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Photo editing does not require much bandwidth, but you could benefit from a Thunderbolt NAS such as TVS-472XT. You can connect directly and at the same time have others connecting via Ethernet. The 10GbE connection would speed things up quite a lot. But again 1GbE or max 2.5GbE ports is all that is needed for photo editing.

Asustor comes with 2.5GbE LAN ports which are handy already, just need to get a switch and a network card on a MAC.

Synology will only stand out with their Moments app that could help to organise multimedia by faces, locations and more.

Qnap Qmaggie does a similar job.

I hope this helps.