Synology DS920+ 4K PLEX NAS TESTS!

How Well Does the Synology DS920+ NAS Perform as a Plex Media Server? Is the Synology DS920+ worth it as a Plex Media server NAS in 2023? It’s a valid question. With this system now well over 2.5 years old, as well as the newer DS923+ NAS being released at the end of last year, […]

Best 4K Plex NAS of 2023

A Guide to the Best 4K Plex NAS Drives to Buy Right Now If you have been looking at buying a Synology or QNAP NAS drive in 2023 for use as a Plex Media Server, then chances are you are doing this because you are sick of paying for a bunch of online streaming services […]

Best 4K Plex NAS of 2022/2023

A Guide to the Best 4K Plex NAS Drives to Buy Right Now If you have been looking at buying a Synology or QNAP NAS drive in 2023 for use as a Plex Media Server, then chances are you are doing this because you are sick of paying for a bunch of online streaming services […]

Qnap TVS-h874X NAS with i9 CPU, Gen4 lanes and UHD Graphics 770

Qnap TVS-h874X NAS with i9 CPU, Gen4 lanes and UHD Graphics 770

Qnap TVS-h874X NAS with i9 CPU, Gen4 lanes and UHD Graphics 770 TVS-h874X-i9-64G (By Request) CPU Intel® Core™ i9 16-core (8P+8E) /24-thread Processor CPU Architecture 64-bit x86 Graphic Processors Intel® UHD Graphics 770 Floating Point Unit Encryption Engine  (AES-NI) Hardware-accelerated Transcoding System Memory 64 GB SODIMM DDR4 (2 x 32 GB) Maximum Memory 64 GB […]

How to install Plex on Synology DSM7

How to install Plex on Synology DSM7

How to install Plex on Synology DSM7   First of all, you need to log into your Admin Panel.  You can type in find.synology.com in your web browser or install Synology Assistant app on your computer.           You can install Plex from Package Center Or do it manually  Click Manual Install and […]

Terramaster T9-423 NAS Plex Testing – 4K

How Well Does the Terramaster T9-423 NAS Perform as a Plex Media Server? Of all the brands that I discuss here on NASCompares, very few have evolved with the speed that Terramaster has. Although coming up on a decade in the commercial network attached storage industry, they have managed to carve an impressively sized portion […]

QNAP TS-453E NAS Plex Media Server Tests – 4K and 1080p

How Well Does the QNAP TS-453E NAS Perform as a Plex Media Server? The QNAP TS-453E NAS Drive serves as an interesting desktop release in the brand’s portfolio. Arriving with a hardware architecture that is similar to the slightly more expensive TS-464, but with the hardware inside geared less towards expandability and more towards day […]

QNAP TS-410E Plex Media Server NAS 4K & 1080p Tests

How Well Does the QNAP TS-410E NAS Perform as a Plex Media Server? Today’s article is about how well the new QNAP TS-410E 4 Bay Silent NAS performs as a Plex Media Server when confronted with a range of 1080p and 4K multimedia. The appeal of accessing all the movies, boxsets, music and home movies […]

what is the difference between Video Station and Synology Media Server?

what is the difference between Video Station and Synology Media Server?

One thing I can’t seem to find an answer to anywhere, including in your videos is, what is the difference between Video Station and Synology Media Server? I have an admin account that I upload movies and TV shows into the shared Movies and TV Shows folders and access them via Video Station on the […]

How to Secure your Synology with open ports to Plex (port forwarding)

How to Secure your Synology with open ports to Plex (port forwarding)

How to Secure your Synology with open ports to Plex (port forwarding) On my router I will have Upnp disabled and only one port forwarded, that being the one for Plex. I plan to run only Plex Server and whatever backup software you recommend (to back up my PCs to the NAS incrementally) and perhaps […]

Fire TV Cube (3rd Gen) specs – now with Wi-Fi 6E and HDMI in+out

Fire TV Cube (3rd Gen) specs – now with Wi-Fi 6E and HDMI in+out

Fire TV Cube (3rd Gen) specs – now with Wi-Fi 6E and HDMI in+out but only 10/100MBit LAN Size 3.38” x 3.38” x 2.99” (86 mm x 86 mm x 77 mm) Weight 513 g Processor Octa-core 4x 2.2GHz 4x 2.0GHz GPU 800MHz Storage 16 GB internal Memory 2 GB internal Wifi Wi-Fi 6E Tri-band. […]

Qnap TS-264 NAS with 2.5GbE LAN, M.2 SSD cache and HDMI 2.0

Qnap TS-264 NAS with 2.5GbE LAN, M.2 SSD cache and HDMI 2.0

Qnap TS-264 NAS with 2.5GbE LAN, M.2 SSD cache and HDMI 2.0 TS-264-8G CPU Intel® Celeron® N5105/N5095 4-core/4-thread processor (up to 2.9 GHz) CPU architecture 64-bit x86 graphics processor Intel® UHD Graphics floating point operations encryption engine (AES-NI) hardware acceleration shift system memory 8 GB built-in (not expandable) maximum memory 8 GB flash memory 4 […]

What is the best NAS for Multimedia (Plex, Video station etc)?

What is the best NAS for Multimedia (Plex, Video station etc)?

What is the best NAS for Multimedia (Plex, Video station etc)? Based on built in transcoding chip. A built-in transcoding chip will allow on the fly video conversion. Apps like Video station and Plex (paid version) will have an access to this graphics chip. This allows a video to be converted using this GPU instead […]

4K, 1080p, HDR, HEVC and UHD Files to Download and Test Your Plex Media Server NAS

Recommended Files to Test Your Plex Media Server NAS If you are considering buying/building your own Plex Media server (or even want to test the capabilities of your existing Plex server), then you may have discovered that it is actually a lot harder to bench-test your multimedia system than it should be. Notwithstanding the fact […]