Melco have released two new and relatively expensive products.;N1 and N5. Broadly speaking they are similar with both incorporating two major new improvements, a revised chassis and motherboard. Although the N5 is reported to have some attributes missing compared with N5 otherwise it is as previous generations, the most costly using SSDs and the less expensive HDDs.
Melcos can be used in two modes, as full streamers or as NAS. I think most users over here use them as NAS. To me I anticipate the improvements as likely to bear fruit more in the streamer role but I could be mistaken.
In the past if you read various interviews with Melco they seemed to prefer the way HDDs treat data, interesting as they are part of the Japanese computer peripherals manufacturer Buffalo. However passing time may have changed this view though the use of SDDs for the top model might be a marketing issue rather than technical.
So , has anyone experience of either of these new products ? If so it would be helpful if the mode of use is stated. Use with a Melco network switch such as S100 would also be interesting.