When two bays aren't enough, Synology has a new 6-bay NAS that makes backing up at home even easier. Not only is this NAS affordable, but you will also enjoy a faster processor and all of hardware and software packages that Synology has to offer.
Synology's DiskStation DS718+ is a powerful two-drive network attached storage (NAS) device that can be used in a variety of ways thanks to a generous catalog of Synology-branded and third-party apps.
If you have a large number of media files—videos, music, photos—that you want to make available to any device on your network, or even access across the internet, definitely consider a network attached storage (NAS) device. Synology has been setting the standard in NAS for years. The company has won our Readers' Choice award every year since 2011.
It's a robust tool that has great options for backup and restore, is easy to setup, and just works in the background automatically. I'd give the tool a nine out of ten.
The good news is that it is easier than ever to set up your own private cloud for photo sharing, whether just for you or to collaborate with others or showcase your work. All without any monthly fees or the risk of hosting your photos on someone else’s computer.
A Synology NAS is more than just a storage device, it’s capable of wearing many other hats, such as running a HomeBridge server for custom HomeKit commandeering, running a Cloud storage service, surveillance, etc.
If you currently own a Synology NAS device and have a need to manage your photos and documents, I'd highly recommend looking into installing Moments and Office. While both of these tools are missing some functionality, for a version 1.0 product, both tools hit the ball out of the park and provide yet another compelling reason to have a NAS device in your home or office. At the price point (free!), it's a no brainer to try out.