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[NCIX] NAS Superthread (current deals on NAS devices)

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Anyone get their Ds416play from Dell? Ordered on the 5th of march, it's showing a May 5th delivery? WTF?
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syncros wrote:
Mar 17th, 2017 12:13 pm
Any questions about the TS-431p-US? I picked one up when they were released in January. Its my first NAS and is working well - as long as you dont expect it to be able to do transcoding on the fly.
Can it handle apps via Docker? I'm looking for a single unit to handle some home automation middleware.
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rf134a wrote:
Mar 17th, 2017 12:01 pm
Qnap TS-431p-US seems to be on sale for $360 everywhere.
http://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX64898

It's strange that Qnap would release a unit with a 300mhz CPU and 10% performance bump for $150 less than an older, slower unit. It's usually the other way around.
I thought I read somewhere that the older models are being discontinued soon/now. Not all retailers have put out the older models for clearance.

I did notice that Mike's Computer has the TS-431+ on sale for same price ($360) this week
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rf134a wrote:
Mar 20th, 2017 12:07 pm
Can it handle apps via Docker? I'm looking for a single unit to handle some home automation middleware.
I haven't tried, but as i recall, the ARM chipset QNAPs are not recommended for Docker.. Also theres only 1G ram in total.
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lurker99 wrote:
Mar 31st, 2017 10:55 am
QNAP TS-431p for $300 at memoryexpress

http://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX64898
Thanks lurker99. I picked up the TS-431p this weekend. So far so good. Seems like it will serve the purpose for basic storage at home. I don't really have a need to stream via plex so I don't need anything more powerful at this point. I had no problems using the QNAP video app on my phone/tablet to test a couple 1080p files. I would recommend this box if you can get it on sale for the $300 price. Cheap 4 bay.

MemoryExpress has a 24 hour sale on the QNAP TS-451A 4-bay (2GB RAM model) for $549.99 today only (April 5, 2017). This has the Intel Celeron N3060 1.6ghz dual core processor. NCIX is selling this on sale for $590.
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Hey guys I need a NAS for storage purposes, small business looking at a 4 bay QNAP
I wont be doing any movie streaming or anything strictly to store photos and videos, 2-3 people could be accessing the files at the same time.

Considering these:
TS-451+ $584
QNAP NAS TS-451A-4G $669
QNAP TS-453A $789

I think the 451+ is fine for my purposes but i dont really understand the full capabilities of a NAS and how the specs affect the performance that i need.

Open to other suggestions as well.

Thanks,
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Whats a good NAS for Plex 1080p streaming?

WD PR4100 Pro and Synology DS916+ seem to be the best bet...
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That one has soldered in memory so no room for ram upgrade. Wonder how well it works with full 1080p streaming (no compression).
jacjacc wrote:
May 9th, 2017 9:27 pm
CC has the readyNAS RN214 of $399
http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_ ... _id=098866

NCIX has the iron wolf 4TB for $169 (one day deal i think)
http://www.ncix.com/detail/seagate-iron ... omoid=1146

got everything today!
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To make things worse the readyNAS RN214 will not be supported in the next Plex server update: https://support.plex.tv/hc/en-us/articles/218212517

So now trying to find the bext affordable NAS for large files (30GB+) 1080p local streaming (most devices are wired)....
jacjacc wrote:
May 9th, 2017 9:27 pm
CC has the readyNAS RN214 of $399
http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_ ... _id=098866

NCIX has the iron wolf 4TB for $169 (one day deal i think)
http://www.ncix.com/detail/seagate-iron ... omoid=1146

got everything today!
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I'm looking for a 2 bay NAS that can act as a VPN server.

I know there's a bunch of models with this capability, I was wondering if anyone ever tried it w/OpenVPN and streamed video through the server.

The NAS will be in the USA and I want to be able to access content like SlingTV through the VPN. Will the machine be powerful enough to handle the load?


thanks!

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