The only benchmarks I've found for that chipset are here: http://www.servethehome.com/Server-detail/intel-atom-c2750-8-core-avoton-rangeley-benchmarks-fast-power/ and a lot of people at the usual websites are waiting for reviews of the C2550D4I. As for encoding/transcoding, you'll see a lot of e-preening in the forums from self-proclaimed "experts" who down-vote the onboard features in this form factor. I guess it really comes down to which camp a person falls into: use a NAS for centralized storage or as a full-featured media server. Personally, I don't have room for an ATX case and a commercial NAS would be a reliable, but pricey (and somewhat limited) solution. I've been looking at using one of the Addonics storage towers to house my optical drives for a media ripping machine: http://www.addonics.com/category/storage_tower.php.