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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 […]

Synology 4-bay NAS (DS420j, DS418, DS423, DS420+, DS423+, DS923+)

Synology 4-bay NAS (DS420j, DS418, DS423, DS420+, DS423+, DS923+)

  What each of them have different? NEW Synology 4-Bay (5-bay) NAS Range Compared, Which One Is The Best DS420j Vs DS418 Vs DS420+ Vs DS923+ Vs DVA3221   DS420j vs. DS418 vs. DS423 vs. DS420+ vs. DS423+ vs. DS923+   DS420j – Good for multimedia, but limited to one or two things running simultaneously DS418 (replaced by […]

Plex Job Losses – Should You Be Worried? THE END OF LIFETIME PLEX PASS?

What Is Going On at Plex? 20% Staff Layed Off? What is Happening and Should You Be Worried? When it comes to enjoying your personal multimedia collection that you’ve built over decades, while still benefiting from the slick GUI available from third-party streaming services, there are very few better options out there than Plex media […]

How to install PLEX on DS223, DS423 and other Realtek RTD1619B based NAS

How to install PLEX on DS223, DS423 and other Realtek RTD1619B based nas such as upcoming DS123/ DS124 or even Qnap.   Install DSM 7.2 and Container Manager (Docker). You will find the release candidate version on Synology website. Then open Package Center and go to beta packages. Download Container Manager.     How to […]

How to Install Plex on a Synology DS223 or DS423 with Container Manager / Docker

Installing Plex Media Server on a Synology NAS in DSM 7.1/7.2: A Step-by-Step Guide Plex Media Server is an excellent tool for managing and streaming your media collections. It can run on numerous platforms, including Synology’s DiskStation Manager (DSM), the operating system for their Network Attached Storage (NAS) devices. In this guide, we’ll explore the […]

Cannot Install Plex on DS223 or DS423

Cannot Install Plex on DS223 or DS423

The Plex app is no not the AppCenter. Using the package centre to manually install the DSM 7 ARMv8 version of plex, I get the package not supported error. Where I am going wrong?   Yes, there is still no package available from Plex for the RTD1619B CPU. If this was TS-233 with that particular […]

Synology DS423 released (4-bay value series NAS)

[Update: Now released everywhere else – 17 May 2023] Synology DS423 was released in Taiwan today on 15th March 2023. The new Synology DS423 is a powerful and versatile network-attached storage solution that is perfect for both home and business use. The predecessor DS418 featured RTD1296 processor. With its new Realtek RTD1619B processor, this device […]

Synology DS423+ 4K PLEX NAS TESTS!

How Well Does the Synology DS423+ NAS Perform as a Plex Media Server? The attraction of having control over all your movies, TV shows, music, and personal videos, in the sleek and organized way popularized by streaming giants like Netflix, Disney+, and Prime Video, cannot be denied. With the rise of streaming platforms, however, comes […]

Synology NAS Plex Transcoding Performance Guide – 2023 Edition

A Guide to How Each Synology NAS Performs in Plex Media Server Using a NAS as a Plex Media Server is something that seems to grow in popularity with each passing year! Perhaps it is the constant bickering between streaming platforms such as Disney+, Netflix and Prime as they fight over TV show streaming ownership, […]

How to install & set up UNRAID NAS server (SMB, Tailscale VPN and plex)

How to install & set up UNRAID NAS server (SMB, Tailscale VPN and plex)

How to Install and Set Up an unRAID NAS Server (with SMB, Tailscale VPN, and Plex) Go to unraid.net/download and download the USB creator app for your Windows or Mac computer. Connect the USB drive or data drives or M.2 drives that you want to use for the unRAID OS to boot from. Connect the […]

Synology DS423 vs DS423+

Synology DS423 vs DS423+

Synology DS423 vs DS423+, Plus versus value series.   Full 4-bay range compared: DS420j – Good for multimedia, but limited to one or two things running simultaneously DS418 (replaced by DS423) – Good for multimedia using Synology Apps (h264 + h265 support) DS423   Good for multimedia using Synology Apps (h264 support) (Plex and h265 seem to be an issue) DS420+(replaced by DS423+)  Good for […]

Synology DS423+ 4K PLEX NAS TESTS!

How Well Does the Synology DS423+ NAS Perform as a Plex Media Server? The attraction of having control over all your movies, TV shows, music, and personal videos, in the sleek and organized way popularized by streaming giants like Netflix, Disney+, and Prime Video, cannot be denied. With the rise of streaming platforms, however, comes […]

What is video transcoding and do I need Graphics chip on my NAS?

What is video transcoding and do I need Graphics chip on my NAS?

What is video transcoding and do I need Graphics chip on my NAS?   GPU on the NAS is used for two reasons HDMI and transcoding. Qnap and Asustor can be connected to a TV via HDMI to stream videos. The user interface is very nice, but some people prefer it over the DLNA etc. […]