I have a few Apple devices (iMac, MBPs etc) in my home. All my devices are SSD backed and therefore I had to sacrifice in capacity. It occurred to me that I could have a secure central data storage machine that could be accessed over the network in home and it could be HDD backed, and therefore not so pricey.
A HDD backed device could keep all my movies, code, software installers, tutorials etc. and keep my "interface" devices' drives free.
Essentially, I'm looking for a device that would be:
- always up and network accessible;
- be secure (maybe by password protection); and
- work as central data repository for my home.
AirPort Time Capsule looks like such a device but its primary function is to serve as the storage space for backup of a computer. Additionally I thought I could buy a Mac Mini and connect it to my network and just use it as a data server. Am I thinking along right lines?
Can someone help me to find an appropriate device for my use case?