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Nov 30, 2010
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epiczz wrote:
Dec 25th, 2016 6:50 pm
Was just about to post this as well - is this a good price for a 4 bay and is the quality of this one any good?
QNAP is a solid brand. If you plan on using it primarily for backups and storage then the unit is a really good price. Just be weary that CPU isn't very strong, don't expect to download a bunch of apps from the app store and have the best experience.
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Jun 5, 2010
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Posted this in the electronics forums, but hopefully getting answer here as well:

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I am looking to finally get a NAS for my home network. It will mostly be using data storage / sharing (with redundancy - very important), as a plus would be to use it as a media storage (I have WD TV that can stream it to my TV out of my PC at the moment, so just storage is good enough)

please give me some recommendations / suggestions:
  • Considering to get 4-bay with 4 x 4 TB with RAID 1, the idea is A mirrors B, and C mirrors D. Idea is to spread around the risk of failure (admittedly the RAID 1 already covered it), is this foolish and would I be better of with 2-bay 2 x 8TB instead?
  • If the idea above is foolish, what exactly is the use of 4-bay rather than 2-bay?
  • is there anyway if I configure Kodi in my NAS to make it only have access to certain folders and not others?
Additionally, what's generally considered a "good price" for WD Red 4 TB?
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Feb 28, 2015
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Montreal, QC
Any suggestions for a NAS that will be powerful enough to run and transcode plex?
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Apr 24, 2006
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nahsha wrote:
Dec 30th, 2016 1:35 pm
Any suggestions for a NAS that will be powerful enough to run and transcode plex?
Synology 416Play. Dell Canada has it for $550, plus you can get 10% off through ebates.
"I don't even know what this is and i just ordered it... damn it rfd."
"Thanks OP. Didn't need them until RFD'ers convinced me that i did!"
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Jan 1, 2007
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As I pointed out in this thread: dell-wd-my-cloud-mirror-gen-2-16tb-2-ba ... 2070169/2/


I believe the Seagate Expansion 4TB USB 3.0 3.5" Desktop External Hard Drive STEB4000100 Black with assumption that the internal is ST4000DM000 is the best buy right now. These ST4000DM000 are NOT the Seagate SMR archive drives.

Newegg Ebay for $129.99
http://www.ebay.ca/itm/Seagate-Expansio ... rmvSB=true

Specifications
http://www.seagate.com/staticfiles/docs ... 1212us.pdf
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Dec 18, 2016
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ndiniwachojeff wrote:
Dec 30th, 2016 5:10 pm
Synology 416Play. Dell Canada has it for $550, plus you can get 10% off through ebates.
For the most part, it won't work. Plex does not take advantage of the dedicated hardware found in the Play models. If you use Synology's own DS Video app, I believe you'll be able to do multiple 1080p streams.
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Mar 10, 2003
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bedou974 wrote:
Dec 31st, 2016 11:35 pm
For the most part, it won't work. Plex does not take advantage of the dedicated hardware found in the Play models. If you use Synology's own DS Video app, I believe you'll be able to do multiple 1080p streams.
Mostly true. I have a 916+ and it will do a sig]ngle 1080p transcode in Plex but not very efficiently (or sometimes not). DS Video works much better, except for the fact it's DS Video. Synology is not the best company to go with for Plex transcoding. I'd probably go with a Qnap or some other NAS recommended by Plex itself. Check here for transcoding compatibility: https://docs.google.com/a/plexapp.com/s ... jdj3tmMPc/
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Jan 1, 2007
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metap0d wrote:
Dec 25th, 2016 8:13 pm
Here's another solid deal for a Synology DS416 @ 26% off. This is the cheapest I've seen it.

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.as ... 6822108215
https://www.synology.com/en-global/products/DS416#spec

File System
External Drives
HFS+ is read only, max 2TB volume size.

What exactly does this mean? If you plug in a OSX usb drive, DS416 can only read the data (no write) from the drive? And you are limited to the drive being 2TB only?
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