I’d like to build the most powerful QNAP Tower that can sit on a desktop, sans the need for a rackmount. Please send me what you believe to be the best cards, accessories, and hard drives to create the largest and most powerful QNAP literally possible at this time. Cost is not a limitation. Fiber for 10GbE and 40GbE as well as copper for 10GbE is needed.
- CPU Mark 13790
- CPU Mark 9980
- CPU Mark 8000
- CPU Mark ~8000
|LAN-10G2SF-MLX||Dual-port 10GbE SFP+ network expansion card, Brackets for rackmount,tower and full height models are included.|
|QNAP||LAN-40G2SF-MLX||Dual-port (QSFP+) 40GbE network expansion card, Mellanox ConnectX®-3 Pro, PCIe Gen3 x8, low-profile bracket pre-loaded, low-profile flat and Full-height are bundled|
|Mellanox||MCX313A-BCCT||Single-port (QSFP) 40/56GbE network expansion card, Mellanox ConnectX®-3 Pro, PCIe Gen3 x8, full-height bracket|
|Mellanox||MCX314A-BCCT||Dual-port (QSFP) 40/56GbE network expansion card, Mellanox ConnectX®-3 Pro, PCIe Gen3 x8, full-height bracket|
What can I connect to a Synology?
Wireless Speaker Sonos
The great thing about Sonos is that you don’t need to pay for music subscription service. With the cheapest NAS at home like DS115j or any other, you can have your backups done for all of your devices and still use your network drive as a Sonos music library. Sonos will connect to your NAS via your network and let access your provided music library. If you have little more of IT knowledge, you can even set up your Alexa or Sonos with Alexa built in to play music on your voice commands (“Alexa! Ask DS Audio to Play Music!”).
Nowadays it is so cheap to upgrade your old TV and make it smart. All you need is Google Chrome or EZcast alternative plugged into your HDMI port at the back of your TV. Now you have great functionality added to your TV to send a video file directly from your NAS to a TV. No need for wires and chargers and other mess. You can use your phone as a remote to go to your movies or family videos and cast that content on your TV during family or friend gatherings.
Amazon Fire TV
You may not have a smartphone, or you just simply prefer to control your content with a remote in that case Amazon Fire TV will be a great addon to get to your TV. It also plugs into your HDMI port and will play content from your NAS to a TV. No wires no mess.
nVidia Shield TV
It gets even better! If you want some more entertainment and all previously mentioned functions – nVidia TV is a great thing to get. You can use it for playing games and watching movies from your NAS. The greatest thing is – shield TV does video transcoding. So even if you have a cheap NAS with a weak CPU, in a combination of shield TV you can now automatically on the fly change video file size and format for a destination device. It is a great way to reduce network load and let older devices to play video content which normally was not supported on the device.
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