As popular as streaming video and TV is in 2016, there are still plenty of people out there that want to buy DVDs or Blu-rays, rip them to a local storage device, and watch them whenever they like. To do that, you need somewhere to store all those high-resolution files — like a NAS. Then you want to stream them to your TV, your PS4, your smartphone — and for that you need processing power. And the Synology DS716+ is just about the most powerful 2-bay NAS you can buy.
It’s straightforward, but not exactly quick, to set up.
Synology’s DiskStation software is still the best in the game. Here’s a live demo
It’s made for long-term media storage, and it’s easy to connect external devices.
It’s expensive, but you get what you pay for.