Today I was hanging out on G+ and I noticed that Linus Torvalds is copying me and also wants a home file server. I noticed he wants to go the other route though and wants to just buy a pre-built appliance instead of building his own. Takes a little fun out of it but I most certainly understand his desire to go that route.
After looking at what people recommended I came across the Qnap TS-469-PRO app from Qnap. It looks really nice and even runs embedded Linux. Seeing as how I also run Linux and I’ve finally convinced my wife to run OS X I really like the sound of it so far.
Does anyone out there have any experience with these? I know there are other companies out there making competing appliances. Is there any advantage to this route over the homemade route besides it’s plug n’ play?