Best NAS for a good price?

Discussion in 'Networking & Security' started by ng4ever, Sep 14, 2017.

  1. ng4ever

    ng4ever Flaccid 4Evar

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    Right now I use a old laptop. Would a little portable hard drive with NAS be better like WD sells or not really? Do they support Plex ?
     
  2. Romale23

    Romale23 Gawd

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    Are you trying to be portable?
     
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  3. ob1

    ob1 2[H]4U

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    Are you planning on running Plex off the NAS or just using NAS as storage for your Plex server? If the first thing, make sure you get one that can transcode well enough to support your use cases, else you will be sad.
     
  4. Charlie_D

    Charlie_D Gawd

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    Can you define 'good price'? Just so we know what we're working with here.
     
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  5. Haven

    Haven I Only Post Important Stuff

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    I'm using a Qnap 451+ at home. It runs my Plex Server, hosts my data, is a backup target for my desktop & laptop.
     
  6. tikiman2012

    tikiman2012 [H]ard|Gawd

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    I'm using Xpenology on an old Z77 board & a cheap Pentium. It's a Synology clone.
     
  7. TechLarry

    TechLarry Can't find the G Spot

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    I recently set up a Synology 1517+ with five 4TB Iron Wolfs and it's pretty damn nice.

    I think the 4 bay 960+ is a little better if media management/streaming is the plan.
     
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    ltickett [H]ard|Gawd

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    I'm a Synology advocate. I have a couple of the RS815. I use it as a NVR with my Hikvision IP Cameras too.
     
  9. Romale23

    Romale23 Gawd

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    Since we haven't really gotten any answers i'm going to give my default: freenas
     
  10. maxius

    maxius 2[H]4U

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    first off understand your use case and then your budget. Network attached storage is not meant to be as portable as a usb drive. if you are looking for space i would recommend getting a 4 bay with a robust os/apps some thoughts here https://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2401086,00.asp
     
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