Looking into getting a new NAS for myself for a few purposes:
1) Backup storage of my Windows PC, and my girl friend's MacBook (circa 2007 I believe, running Mac OS 10.5)
2) Media storage, particularly MP4 and AVI video files, allowing them to be streamed to my XBox 360 and a future HTPC (probably running Windows w/ XBMC). Currently the files are being stored on my personal system and being shared with the XBox using TVersity due the the transcoding needed for the MP4 files to play.
Anyone have any suggestions? Looking at either a 4 or 5 bay unit. And from the looks of things, many of them are starting to do DLNA serving with onboard transcoding so I won't need a separate system to stream them to the xbox. Curious if anyone has used these functions, and how well they work at various resolutions (720p, 1080p, etc.)
Intel i7 860, Asus P7P55D Pro, 4x2GB Corsair XMS3 1600 (CMX4GX3M2A1600C9), EVGA GTX 560 Ti Superclocked
Seagate 7200.7 160GB, WD Caviar Black 640GB, WD Caviar Green 1TB, WD Caviar Green 2TB
Dell 2408WFP and Dell 2407WFP-HC for dual-24" goodness