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any deals for a budget 2-4 bay? TIA!
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Marphyin wrote: So, As of right now, WD PR2100 and PR4100 is the best for Plex server, right?
If you prefer WD and want bang for your buck in terms of Plex.

The hardware is coded to be better for transcoding.
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Aug 21, 2005
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AstonM wrote: any deals for a budget 2-4 bay? TIA!
A few Mediasonic 4 bay enclosures on sale at CC, depending on your needs (Raid, usb 3, usb 3.1). I've had that first one in the list below (usb 3/eSATA) for a few years and haven't had any problems. The fan started to rattle after a couple years but I put some lubricant in it and it quieted down. I just got their usb 3.1 unit for faster transfer speeds.

https://www.canadacomputers.com/product ... _id=032450
https://www.canadacomputers.com/product ... _id=032449
https://www.canadacomputers.com/product ... _id=122222
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smd wrote: A few Mediasonic 4 bay enclosures on sale at CC, depending on your needs (Raid, usb 3, usb 3.1). I've had that first one in the list below (usb 3/eSATA) for a few years and haven't had any problems. The fan started to rattle after a couple years but I put some lubricant in it and it quieted down. I just got their usb 3.1 unit for faster transfer speeds.

https://www.canadacomputers.com/product ... _id=032450
https://www.canadacomputers.com/product ... _id=032449
https://www.canadacomputers.com/product ... _id=122222
Thanks for the response! I should have been more specific that I am looking for a NAS, not just an enclosure
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Aug 21, 2005
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AstonM wrote: Thanks for the response! I should have been more specific that I am looking for a NAS, not just an enclosure
No worries. I though that since you said you wanted something on a budget, maybe the NAS part wasn't critical and any 2-4 bay would do. I guess I should have known better on a NAS superthread, LOL.
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Feb 13, 2017
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Looks like the Dell PowerEdge T30 server is still onsale. (4 bay server): Intel Xeon E3-1225 v5, 8GB ECC, 1Tb HDD, DVD+/-RW for $529.

https://www.dell.com/en-ca/work/shop/se ... /pe_t30_p2

They also make great system for those who need to stay on windows 7 as kabylake and newer systems have update restrictions plus no intel graphic drivers.
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teamocil wrote: Looks like the Dell PowerEdge T30 server is still onsale. (4 bay server): Intel Xeon E3-1225 v5, 8GB ECC, 1Tb HDD, DVD+/-RW for $529.

https://www.dell.com/en-ca/work/shop/se ... /pe_t30_p2

They also make great system for those who need to stay on windows 7 as kabylake and newer systems have update restrictions plus no intel graphic drivers.
Doesnt look like you can cool your drives with fans though. Would need a better case.
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Anyone have a link to a decent walk-through for setting up a QNAP NAS with NzbGet and Sonarr (likely includes Docker steps - or QNAPs "Container Station"?). New to this and just don't want to spin my wheels too much during the learning curve.

Thanks.
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Phat_cow wrote: Doesnt look like you can cool your drives with fans though. Would need a better case.
it only holds 4 drives... so it would be fine.. These are actually pretty decent..
Look at this way instead of buying a qnap or synology, you can get this for less.. with more ram, WAY more power, and a free 1tb hd...
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GSpeed wrote: it only holds 4 drives... so it would be fine.. These are actually pretty decent..
Look at this way instead of buying a qnap or synology, you can get this for less.. with more ram, WAY more power, and a free 1tb hd...
But what about the OS? Would you run something like linux and unraid? Or Windows Server?
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emmjaibi wrote: But what about the OS? Would you run something like linux and unraid? Or Windows Server?
Honestly, it depends on what your planning to do.. I mean you can do VM, Docker within unraid too..
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Tiberius wrote: Anyone have a link to a decent walk-through for setting up a QNAP NAS with NzbGet and Sonarr (likely includes Docker steps - or QNAPs "Container Station"?). New to this and just don't want to spin my wheels too much during the learning curve.

Thanks.
What do you have?

QNAP or Syno?

Are you using Docker or Container Station?

I have Docker setup on Syno and running NZBGet, Radarr, Sonarr, Lidarr, Hydra, and PlexPy V2.
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rebel_rfd wrote: What do you have?

QNAP or Syno?

Are you using Docker or Container Station?

I have Docker setup on Syno and running NZBGet, Radarr, Sonarr, Lidarr, Hydra, and PlexPy V2.
I have a QNAP. It seems to have "Container Station" as a native App which is described as including Docker.
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Tiberius wrote: I have a QNAP. It seems to have "Container Station" as a native App which is described as including Docker.
Docker Setup

Use that link.

The key is to make sure you map folders out to contain your log files for each container. That way when you update to remove and reinstall you don't lose your settings.

So, I map my config folder directory for each container to configs.

So, apps is my directory where NZBGet installed.

I have a separate folder in apps, called config where I install all the log files for each container.

Radarr, Sonarr, Lidarr get pointed to the directories used by NZBGet so they can fetch their files.
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