I have a PC in my shop, and one in my house. I need to work from both with exactly the same files (pictures, spreadsheets, some video maybe).
- The system needs to be so that when I change data on a spread sheet or modify a photo etc every pc has access to that same data not a bunch of scattered mismatching trash. No updating it in one place then going to another to update it again.
- Must be FAST when I open files. Little to no load time.
- Clouds are OUT. No backups or large data exchanges can be made using the internet. The laptop can access the file pool via wifi but that is about it.
Since my shop PC is the most used and already pretty fast (all my computers are at least quad core with SSD main drives etc) I thought maybe I should replace the HDD storage on the shop PC where all the main files are stored with a large SSD. Network the house computer so that it thinks of the file drive on the shop PC as being its storage drive. Then have the NAS backup the shop pc files by crating a backup once per week or what ever, keeping up to 5 backups or so from older dates in case the shop pc storage drive gets corrupted and the NAS makes a bad backup etc… The NAS would be the type that has 2 drives and creates a backup of itself maybe? This would give me 3 copies and do everything but give me an off site backup. I estimate the entire drive contents of the shop pc storage drive to be only about 500 gig to 1TB max because I offload old video footage to other drives anyway.
- Is this the right way to do it? If not do you have a better idea?
- What are the bottle necks I need to watch out for in hardware?
- I was thinking this might be a good NAS, but if you have a better idea (that is under $1,000) what is it?
EDIT: One other thing I should have mentioned. My internet is an LTE router that all the devices connect to via wifi. So all the networking stuff will be hardwired I guess, since I don’t want to use internet data?