Need help which device is the best option for me

Hi, all I need is a simple NAS solution which is needed to provide music via SMB/NTLMv2 to a music player (Bluesound).

So the device needs the following things:

  • Gigabit Ethernet port
  • USB 3.0 port (for a 256GB USB memory stick with the music files)
  • standard IP stack (DHCP or static address, default gateway)
  • SMB/NTLMv2 support
  • configuration by Telnet/SSH or Web

Not needed:

  • PoE (anyhow PoE in would be nice to eliminate the power supply)
  • WiFi

Devices which seem interesting: Slate Plus (1300) or Beryl (1300), but what are the differences?
And what do you think, which should be the best box to buy?

  • GL-A1300(Slate Plus) has no TF card slot for external storage, while GL-MT1300(Beryl) has.
  • Slate Plus will have SDK4.0 before Beryl, and the new version will support NAS better.
  • Slate Plus will have better VPN performance if it matters.

Perfect, thanks - the A1300 will be my choice (hopefully it will be available soon, no matter if the new firmware is ready)…

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