Originally Posted by Green Cloverleaf
When you say "remotely" do you mean from the Internet, rather than from another device on your home network?
If so, I don't think the WD can do it. It says you can access a USB connected device on the WD from another PC on your home network, but I don't think it has the ability to make it available on t'internet.
Aye, I did mean remotely via the internet. You'd need to confirm your router is compatible but most appear to be and certainly newer ones. The Synology sits on your home network as a Media/Storage drive like the WD one (it has a Linux-based OS to allow control, security etc.) and you can set it up to be available remotely over the internet by doing "port-forwarding" (which is basically forwarding relevant requests from the internet to a device other than your PC - I know that's a simplistic description). It allows you to access files, media or otherwise, from anywhere you have a 'net connection and you can even set it up as your own cloud device and backup device... It all depends on what features you want/need/can justify.
- The do a range from Home-based 1-drive devices to business ones. With some of the higher specced ones you can set it up with a TV USB receiver and make it into a multifunction PVR, or if you want to spend a lot of money/have an IP camera laying around, you can make it into your own security system (though many would find a webcam cheaper).
- plenty NAS drives to choose from and Synology aren't the cheapest (I decided on one and am happy but it has a lot of features and it's too expensive if you aren't going to use them). They come without a hard-drive though they're easy to fit.