Is it better to have one really powerful NAS to do more than one thing or have multiple NAS devices with each one doing one task dedicated to it?

ng4ever

2[H]4U
Joined
Feb 18, 2016
Messages
2,215
I found this.

It looks like the Synology 220+ can do as much as the higher level models with hardware accelerated transcoding. Is hardware transcoding for plex, emby, or jellyfin already setup for me on the NAS or is it difficult/challenging to setup ?

Not sure if I will need more than the two 220+ because only one person will use each one mainly. Sometimes remotely but rare. Hmmm
 

Shockey

2[H]4U
Joined
Nov 24, 2008
Messages
2,119
Synology has an app store much line google/apple stores. You can install that version of Plex Media server or go directly to Plex's site and download latest and greatest version for Synology NAS systems. To take advantage of hardware transcoding requires an active Plex Pass subscription. You can buy lifetime for $150 i think?

https://support.plex.tv/articles/115002178853-using-hardware-accelerated-streaming/

I got a NAS that can do everything for me. NAS duties, Backups, Plex, docker containers. I run Pihole for DNS.

I have the DS918+ with roughly 25TB in use.
 

jmilcher

Supreme [H]ardness
Joined
Feb 3, 2008
Messages
4,927
A single NAS is a better setup for most people. Setting up multiple Synology NAS boxes, registering accounts and doing many basic things twice would be a hassle.

If you have any issue with transcoding, offload the plex server to a more powerful computer while hosting your media files on the NAS. All of the named above media programs support this feature.
 
Last edited:
Top