(2014-12-16 08:23)raymw Wrote: No not tried Plex server but do not think I need it as everything is running great here. My NAS drive is a Zyxel NSA320 GigaBit connected to my LAN with dual HD bays with 2 X 2TB drives + two USB satellite HDDs attached too, so with the USB side drives a total on the NAS of 7.5 TB for all my backups, video media and music. It also runs DLNA streaming as most NAS drives do, and which the box can easily access. I create a source in my box's XBMC settings to my appropriate NAS drive shares and/or via DLNA, Have to say I do not use NAS access for video streaming much as mainly just stream off of the various add-ons via the internet of course. I have all the video on demand I could ever want via internet streaming.
I do serve my large music collection out from the NAS Drive iTunes server as that is ideal for all users on my LAN. I also occasionally download and store on the NAS Drives content via torrents where I want a really good HD copy of a TV show normally like for example the latest and awesome X Factor final over the last weekend which really merits watching in best quality HD.
Yes indeed, and probably like you xbmcdoc, I could not contemplate life without my NAS Drives and the solid LAN system I have set up. And the NAS Drives are really very inexpensive these days and even for well specced powerful units too. Though my ZyXel NAS is relatively modest and a couple of years old now, it really performs brilliantly, is fast and does all I need of it at this time.