NAS drive with android smartphone app for sharing

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I'm looking to setup a NAS drive in our home for video, music and photo storing and sharing. Can anyone recommend a NAS drive that's fairly quiet running as its going in the living room and also that will work with an android app so we can sync photos from our phones directly to the drive.

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Ive got a Netgear Duo 2*1 terabyte drives set up with the basic onboard RAID for redundancy.

It lives behind the tv, its noisy on boot when the fans are running full belt but its ok at other times. If its very quiet in the room I can sometime hear it. Ive never investigated any android apps for it, as its no real hassle to connect the phone it up to one of the computers to pull photos off.

The blue led on the front is very bright and may be a distraction if the front of the unit is visible in the room

Investigate a basic battery back up - mine scrambled a drive after a power cut, although a new drive left to synch overnight recovered it.

Mine is one of the best things Ive ever bought for my network.
 

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The next one I buy will probably be a 4 drive unit for added redundancy.
 

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I thought the minimum secure RAID configuration was five individual drives ?
 

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Probably - the Netgear uses a basic mirror configuration. Not foolproof but it saved all my mp3s when the drive failed.
 
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