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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 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 […]

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 […]

Reolink Duo 2 Camera Review – 4K ,180° Lens, Colour Nightvision, WHAT!

Review of the Reolink Duo 2 WiFi Camera – Any Good? I have quite a large number of cameras here on the blog/video and I think it would be fair to say that although most are all functional and reliable bits of kit, they are not particularly exciting! Security cameras are not designed to be […]

TS-i410X: Industrial 10GbE 4X2.5inch SATA SSD NAS with 4K transcoding chip (silent passive cooling)

TS-i410X: Industrial 10GbE 4X2.5inch SATA SSD NAS with 4K transcoding chip (silent passive cooling)

TS-i410X: Industrial 10GbE 4X2.5inch SATA SSD NAS with 4K transcoding chip (silent thanks to passive cooling) TS-i410X-8G CPU Intel® Atom® x6425E 4-core/4-thread processor, burst up to 3.0 GHz CPU Architecture 64-bit x86 Graphic Processors Intel® UHD Graphics for 10th Gen Intel® Processors Floating Point Unit Encryption Engine  (AES-NI) Hardware-accelerated Transcoding System Memory 8 GB, not […]

SAMSUNG Neo QLED 4K Smart TV, 65

SAMSUNG Neo QLED 4K Smart TV, 65

I am writing you from Hungary, so sorry for the spelling. I am now a Synology NAS user with a 415play, and I use my 4x4TB to store movies and direct play at home (LAN). At this time I am not on the way, the trancoding and the remote access is not so important. From […]

Can I stream 4K remotely without transcoding?

Can I stream 4K remotely without transcoding?

Can I stream 4K remotely without transcoding? There are few things to check before you try to stream 4K remotely. Internet upload speed at the Plex server location Internet download speed at the location of streaming File bitrate of you video/movie TV/mobile ability to play 4K resolution and file format   You can convert video […]

How does DS720+/DS920+ perform with 4K Transcoding in PLEX

How does DS720+/DS920+ perform with 4K Transcoding in PLEX

How does DS720+/DS920+ perform with 4K Transcoding in PLEX It transcoded all these files with no hiccups. Remotely from PMS [150Mbit broadband] to the destination – 4K HDR TV [60Mbit broadband].     4K file         –  2160p.4K.WEB.x265.10bit.AAC5.1.mkv  2:22  6.38 GB  3824 x 1600  hevc  aac_lc  6240.2 Kbps  [24FPS] 1080p file   – 1080p.WEBRip.x264-RARBG.mp4  […]

4K HDR PLEX rack server

4K HDR PLEX rack server

Am looking to upgrade a home standalone NAS server currently only used for cloud file storage to upgrade a huge 4K PLEX library as well as host a home business (webhosting, email server). We are moving to a new home and was looking into building a rack for all the network and business equipment infrastructure […]

Best NAS for 4K PLEX transcoding

Best NAS for 4K PLEX transcoding

Best NAS for 4K PLEX transcoding The best NAS for Plex is definitely new 88X series such as TVS-h1288X. It comes with a Xeon CPU and also transcoding chip built-in. Normally you do not get Xeon with this multimedia chip. Qnap ts-h3088xu is a rack that also features a transcoding chip, but it is quite expensive. The […]

Rack mounted NAS option that can do 4k transcoding

Rack mounted NAS option that can do 4k transcoding

Looking for advice on a rack mounted NAS option that can do 4k transcoding, minimum of 4 bay with expansion potential with a max budget of $2K   There are quite few options among Qnap product range. Have a look at ts-453du,ts-453bu. These models come with a PCIe allowing easy expansion or 10GbE upgrade. Using Video […]

NAS for streaming 4K video directly from a RAR file

NAS for streaming 4K video directly from a RAR file

I need a new NAS to replace my old WD NAS and was quite sure I was going to get the Synology 918+ when I stumbled across your channel and heard about the 920+. Based on your clarification that it might not be good enough to stream 4k video content and that is my soul […]

Does DS920+, DS720+, DS420+ and DS220+ support streaming 4K videos?

Does DS920+, DS720+, DS420+ and DS220+ support streaming 4K videos?

Does DS920+, DS720+, DS420+ and DS220+ support streaming 4K videos? Synology Says: It depends mostly on whether your device supports 4K streaming or not. Most modern multimedia devices can play 4K videos smoothly. Devices such as smart TVs and multimedia players can access videos stored on Synology NAS using My Network Places (SMB) or Media […]

High-end enterprise solutions for 4K-8K

High-end enterprise solutions for 4K-8K

High-end enterprise solutions (potentially with video editing capablity) First of all love your Youtube channel and the info provided has been hugely helpful! My question is in regards to outfitting a large production studio with a NAS solution that will provide both huge capacity and fast speeds. Though I’ve done tons of research on the […]

Qnap NAS with GPU slot for Plex 4K HDR transcoding

Qnap NAS with GPU slot for Plex 4K HDR transcoding

1st Plex NAS Build I built a regular desktop to act as a Plex server a few years ago and am looking to move Plex to a dedicated NAS but have zero experience in this. I’ve been watching your videos and researching all over the internet but am getting conflicting advice depending on the source. […]

Cheapest NAS for 4K editing

Cheapest NAS for 4K editing

I want to be able to video edit 4k footage with a NAS device I have roughly 1000$ US to spend what are your recommendations? The cheapest option would TS-253Be or TS-251D with a 10GbE card and 5GbE/10GbE Qnap adapter on your computer. If you need more storage then TS-453Be / TS-451D would and option […]