1 hour ago, Jallerton00 said:
My only worry is the fact 5 people will each be editing a few .DWG files (and sometimes Revit files) straight from it. I had heard that the CPU in one of those wouldn't be able to keep up, do you think this is the case? I certainly think off the shelf would be easier, but I'm not sure it'd be the most economically viable option, especially for this use (sure if it was just a media server or backup, it would be a no brainer).
You should be fine. Remember that when you open something like a DWG file, most of it is going to be loaded into local memory (RAM) on the client that is editing the file. Only when you save changes (or any auto-saving features Autodesk may have) is it going to actually hit the NAS.
And even then, you're literally just doing reads and writes.
If everyone is saving or loading at the same exact moment, it might be sluggish, but during actual editing, it should be fine.
Besides, the DS716+II that was mentioned above has a quad core Celeron CPU - sure it's not especially fast, but that should be plenty for 5 people working on files remotely.