All other features would be a plus. Researched around for a bit and was led to these 2 entry level units from Cnet's top NAS manufacturers and amazon reviews. I have a gigabit router (cisco e4200) wired to my laptop.
I go wired unless absolutely neccessary. This Nas will be connected to the router and will provide me a quicker backup storage solution over my current usb 500 gb seagate. I'll worry about media serving, raid, etc down the road. Seems the QNAP has better hardware specs and additional ports and features over the Synology but heard the Synology GUI was easier. Just pinging people to get their thoughts. Both our around the same price range of $150. WD 1TB red drive around $85. Thought about getting a wd, buffalo, or seagate type unit which comes with it's own hard drive for around $120 but thought i would step it up a notch.