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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Synology RS422+ Plex Media Server NAS Tests

How Well Does the Synology RS422+ NAS Perform as a Plex Media Server? The rise in popularity of rackmount NAS servers being used as Plex Media Servers by home users has been surprisingly swift, largely thanks to more and more NAS brands releasing affordable (yet powerful and efficient) rack solutions. The Synology RS422+ Rackstation solution […]

Synology DS2422+ Plex Media Server NAS Tests

How Well Does the Synology DS2422+ NAS Perform as a Plex Media Server? In 2022, Synology has been slowly garnering a reputation for prioritizing business users over home/prosumer users more and although a number of their mid-range/SMB solutions have arrived with hardware pricetags that are in the budget of home users, there is no avoiding […]

QNAP TS-233 Plex Media Server NAS Tests

How Well Does the QNAP TS-233 NAS Perform as a Plex Media Server? Deciding on buying a NAS for use as your own private Plex Media Server is NOT an easy choice for many users. Although the building blocks of NAS servers are comparable to domestic PCs and Laptops, NAS systems are alot of focused/specific […]

Terramaster F4-423 Plex Media Server NAS Tests

How Well Does the Terramaster F4-423 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 […]