Right Synology NAS for Plex and Surveillance – DS3617xs?
Will the DS3617xs run as a plex server and surveillance station at the same time? I will have 8 to 10 cameras but there will not be a heavy movie / streaming load for plex. Probably just one tv at a time. Thank you. Kip
Plex, DS3617xs and Surveillance
Thank you for your message, I hope I can help (spot of British modesty there). I apologise for any typos in my reply, this is being composed whilst on the move. Additionally, forgive the slight delaying my reply, this is a one-man show and as I am sure you can appreciate, everyone loves a bit of free support. Anyway, moving this rather stereotypical English apologetic introduction aside, on to your question.
I pleased to confirm that this device (one fo the top 3 NAS of the year I might add!) will perform incredibly well as a Plex Media Server and also support up to 80 Cameras in the Surveillance Station software. If you were using the Plex Media Server software and transcoding a particularly dense piece of footage (a 4K Fully feature movie perhaps in H.264) then you might see a drop in surveillance performance if you had the full 80x cameras running – but you would have at least 30-40 cameras running perfectly well. Either way, given your setup and requirements, you would struggle to find a superior NAS to this device. If you don’t mind me asking, what made you focus on this device? Most users tend to set their sites a little lower (to their disappointment usually) and it is a refreshing change to see this kind of NAS being used in the mainstream.
I have covered this device is several ways, use the links below to learn more.
Best Plex NAS of the Year
Synology Plex Media Server NAS Guide
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