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  Reply # 1785118 20-May-2017 12:52 Send private message quote this post

afe66:

 

Ive probably got about 100 blu rays but I'm only using 2 of the 4 bays of my 412+ at the moment so could slip in a couple of 2-3Tbs.

 

Mind you, if I find myself running out of space/speed, I will happily buy a new NAS. My synology has been a joy to play with so will stick with same brand.

 

 

 

(Re DVD ripping legality. Just I know its not legal but all the DVDs I have on my system were bought and are sitting in the garage. )

 

 

 

 

Not been able *legally* to back up DVD's one has purchased is silly. It's allowed for music CD's but I haven purchased one of those for years.





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  Reply # 1785856 22-May-2017 10:54 Send private message quote this post

MikeB4:

 

 

 

Not been able *legally* to back up DVD's one has purchased is silly. It's allowed for music CD's but I haven purchased one of those for years.

 

 

https://www.consumer.org.nz/articles/copyright-law

 

Lets have some insane laws, make people criminals for doing backups
No wonder so many ignore copyright & download illegally.
If you make stupid laws, people see whole issue as way over the top and rebel against the whole lot.


 

 



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michaelmurfy:

 

I am currently testing out a Synology 216play and it isn't a bad unit. With Synology however you're paying a wee bit more in comparasion with Qnap from what I've seen. Both are excellent units.

 

 

@MikeB4

 

I've got a 216play here too, and hardware transcoding doesn't work on Plex because they [Plex] don't support non-Intel chips at the moment. If you use Synology's original apps DS Video etc. that's where the hardware transcoding works.





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  Reply # 1785902 22-May-2017 11:46 Send private message quote this post

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michaelmurfy:

 

I am currently testing out a Synology 216play and it isn't a bad unit. With Synology however you're paying a wee bit more in comparasion with Qnap from what I've seen. Both are excellent units.

 

 

@MikeB4

 

I've got a 216play here too, and hardware transcoding doesn't work on Plex because they [Plex] don't support non-Intel chips at the moment. If you use Synology's original apps DS Video etc. that's where the hardware transcoding works.

 

 

 

 

That is good to know, thanks for that.





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  Reply # 1785939 22-May-2017 12:57 Send private message quote this post

sonyxperiageek:

 

@MikeB4

 

I've got a 216play here too, and hardware transcoding doesn't work on Plex because they [Plex] don't support non-Intel chips at the moment. If you use Synology's original apps DS Video etc. that's where the hardware transcoding works.

 

 

 

 

The very reason I went the 216+II, it uses a intel chip

 

They are $100~ more but transcodes with Plex flawlessly.

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1786173 22-May-2017 20:01 Send private message quote this post

Any of the major NAS suppliers should be OK. While they have their pluses and minuses, they are all fairly similar as far as most regular users go.

 

Mine is an 8-bay Asustor (which I got at a bargain as a refurb in late 2013, and it hasn't missed a beat). But I'm sure I would be equally happy with an equivalent QNAP or Synology unit.

 

More materially than the brand is picking a unit that can do what you want:

 

  • How much storage might you need (hint: always more than you think) and how many bays are needed for that.
  • Do you want RAID1/5/6 for fault tolerance, if so take this into account in the number of bays you need.
  • What drives are you putting in (my advice: NAS specific drives, and on no account use greens)
  • What will it run - if it's just file serving in the home then any CPU is probably OK, if it will run Plex etc then you need enough grunt for any transcoding etc.

I regard all these as more important than which major manufacturers sticker is on the front.

 

If it's for business use with a significant number of users then things are different, and you should pay for professional advice (backups, UPS integration etc need to work well for business users).


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