heysidays wrote:I am thinking about taking the plunge and buying a QNAP TS212 2 bay enclosure.
This is my first venture into NAS drives. I have four computers in my house with a multitude of ipods iphones etc. Two of the computers are running Mac Snow leopard version 10.6 and two laptops are running Linux Ubuntu 12.04.
You might want to pony up some additional funds if possible. The differences between the TS-212 and TS-219PII are quite dramatic. See: TS212 vs TS219PII Comparison Chart
Based on your suggested use/connected devices, I am afraid that you will likely find the CPU/RAM contraints of the TS-212 will provide disappointing performance. As you intend to "stream" Videos, you would be well advised to consider the TS-219PII instead.
heysidays wrote:I am currently with BT and have infinity with BT Home Hub 3 as my router.
If you intend to use all of your NAS's "Remote Access" features, you might want to talk to BT, so see if they can give you a better device to connect through. Setting up Port-Forwarding etc on the BT Home Hub 3 is a huge challenge. Perhaps some of our UK Community members can provide some advice on this issue. (I do not reside in the UK (any more), and I have never used a BT Home Hub 3, my comments are based on challenges shared here in the QNAP NAS Community Forum by UK members).