When you have bought a NAS it does matter where you place the NAS device in your home because like other electronic devices a NAS should be handled with care. If your NAS is running 24/7 and it has become one of the gadgets in your home that is used all the time you should place the NAS in a safe place. Here are some things to think about, when you are about to find a suitable location for your NAS look for adequate power, network access and cooling. These recommendations are based on my own experiences:
- Keep your NAS away from sun light.
- Keep your NAS away from children.
- Do not place the NAS where you can not hear the beeping sound from your NAS if it starts to beep.
- Place your NAS close to other devices such as routers, modems and so on.
My DS211+ is placed in a high bookcase where it is out of reach from children and away from sun light but still visible.