Synology DS218play NAS PLEX Media Server Test

Transcoding HD Media on the Synology DS218play NAS Plex Media Server? As you may have heard, Plex is now available on Realtek and other ARMv8 based NAS devices. This is a big deal, as till recently if you owned a Synology DS218play or other cost-effective NAS, you were feeling a little left out. Luckily now […]

BTRFS now Available on the Synology DS218 and DS418

BTRFS Update for the Synology DS418 and DS218 NAS Great news for those that have purchased, or are considering purchasing the cost-effective Synology DS218 2-Bay or DS418 4-Bay NAS, you are now able to use the Synology BTRFS file system. Previously these budget-friendly NAS devices featured the Realtek RTD1296 1.4GHz Quad Core CPU and 2GB […]

WD PR4100 NAS PLEX Media Server Transcoding 4K and 1080p Test featuring H.264 and H.265

Transcoding 4K Media on the WD My Cloud Pro PR4100 NAS Plex Media Server? Transcoding on a NAS such as the WD My Cloud Pro PR4100 device is the ability for a multimedia file to be changed from it’s existing format or codec to one that is better suited to the destination device. In this file […]

QNAP TVS-871 NAS PLEX Media Server Transcoding 4K and 1080p Test featuring H.264 and H.265

Transcoding 4K Media on the QNAP TVS-871 NAS Plex Media Server? Transcoding on a NAS such as the QNAP TVS-871 device is the ability for a multimedia file to be changed from it’s existing format or codec to one that is better suited to the destination device. In this file access, the QNAP TVS-871 NAS is […]

QNAP TS-251B Plex Transcoding Performance Results

Transcoding 4K Media on the QNAP TS-251B NAS Plex Media Server? Transcoding on a NAS such as the QNAP TS-251B device is the ability for a multimedia file to be changed from it’s existing format or codec to one that is better suited to the destination device. In this file access, the QNAP TS-251B NAS is […]

Synology DS218+ versus QNAP TS-251B NAS Comparion

Choosing the Right 4K Affordable NAS – DS218+ Vs TS-251B? Back in September 2017, Synology (currently regarded as one the top NAS brands) decided to release almost their entire desktop diskstation NAS series at once. Understandable this caused a great deal of confusion for many NAS buyers as suddenly they were no longer choosing between […]

Synology DS3617xs NAS Transcode 4K and 1080p Performance Test featuring H.264 and H.265

Transcoding 4K Media on the Synology DS3617xs NAS Server? Transcoding on a NAS such as the Synology DS3617xs device is the ability for a multimedia file to be changed from it’s existing format or codec to one that is better suited to the destination device. In this file access, the Synology DS3617xs NAS is the host […]

QNAP TVS-882 i5 NAS PLEX Media Server Transcoding 4K and 1080p Test featuring H.264 and H.265

Transcoding 4K Media on the QNAP TVS-882 NAS Plex Media Server? Transcoding on a NAS such as the QNAP TVS-882 device is the ability for a multimedia file to be changed from it’s existing format or codec to one that is better suited to the destination device. In this file access, the QNAP TVS-882 NAS is […]

QNAP TS-877 NAS Transcode 4K and 1080p Performance Test featuring H.264 and H.265

Transcoding 4K Media on the QNAP TS-877 NAS Server? U4Transcoding on a NAS such as the QNAP TS-877 device is the ability for a multimedia file to be changed from it’s existing format or codec to one that is better suited to the destination device. In this file access, the QNAP TS-877 NAS is the host […]

QNAP TS-1635AX NAS PLEX Media Server Transcode 720P, 1080p and 4K H.264 + H.265 Test

Transcoding HD Media on the QNAP TS-1635AX NAS Plex Media Server? As you may have heard, Plex is now available on Marvell and other ARMv8 based NAS devices. This is a big deal, as till recently if you owned a QNAP TS-1635AX or other cost-effective NAS, you were feeling a little left out. Luckily now […]

Synology DS418j NAS PLEX Media Server Transcode 720P and 1080p H.264 + H.265 Test

Transcoding HD Media on the Synology DS418j NAS Plex Media Server? As you may have heard, Plex is now available on Realtek and other ARMv8 based NAS devices. This is a big deal, as till recently if you owned a Synology DS418j or other cost-effective NAS, you were feeling a little left out. Luckily now […]

QNAP TS-453B NAS Transcode 4K and 1080p Performance Test featuring H.264 and H.265

Transcoding 4K Media on the QNAP TS-453B NAS Server? Transcoding on a NAS such as the QNAP TS-453B device is the ability for a multimedia file to be changed from it’s existing format or codec to one that is better suited to the destination device. In this file access, the QNAP TS-453B NAS is the host […]

Synology DS218 NAS PLEX Installation Guide – Step by Step

How to Install Plex on the Synology DS218 NAS As you may have heard, support for the Plex media server application on the Synology DS218 NAS has now been made possible. This long overdue update to the Plex media server software so it will run on Realtek processor NAS devices, has taken more than half […]

DS218play NAS Transcode 4K and 1080p Performance Test featuring H.264 and H.265

Transcoding 4K Media on the DS218play NAS Server? Transcoding on a NAS such as the DS218play device is the ability for a multimedia file to be changed from it’s existing format or codec to one that is better suited to the destination device. In this file access, the DS218play NAS is the host device and the […]

QNAP TS-877 NAS PLEX Media Server Transcoding 4K and 1080p Test featuring H.264 and H.265

Transcoding 4K Media on the QNAP TS-877 NAS Plex Media Server? Transcoding on a NAS such as the QNAP TS-877 device is the ability for a multimedia file to be changed from it’s existing format or codec to one that is better suited to the destination device. In this file access, the QNAP TS-877 NAS is […]

Synology DS3018xs NAS PLEX Media Server Transcoding 4K and 1080p Test featuring H.264 and H.265

Transcoding 4K Media on the Synology DS3018xs NAS Plex Media Server? Transcoding on a NAS such as the Synology DS3018xs device is the ability for a multimedia file to be changed from it’s existing format or codec to one that is better suited to the destination device. In this file access, the Synology DS3018xs NAS is […]

QNAP TS-251+ NAS Transcode 4K and 1080p Performance Test featuring H.264 and H.265

Transcoding 4K Media on the QNAP TS-251+ NAS Server? Transcoding on a NAS such as the QNAP TS-251+ device is the ability for a multimedia file to be changed from it’s existing format or codec to one that is better suited to the destination device. In this file access, the QNAP TS-251+ NAS is the host […]

QNAP TVS-473e NAS PLEX Media Server Transcoding 4K and 1080p Test featuring H.264 and H.265

Transcoding 4K Media on the QNAP TVS-473e NAS Plex Media Server? Transcoding on a NAS such as the QNAP TVS-473 device is the ability for a multimedia file to be changed from it’s existing format or codec to one that is better suited to the destination device. In this file access, the QNAP TVS-473 NAS is […]

Synology DS218 Review

  Synology DS218        Top Speed: 112 MB/s  IOPS: 9238.15 Noise: 19.3 dB(A) Power: 14.99W / 5.78W PROS CONS Excellent choice of Apps. Copy button Video transcoding Hot-Swap trays  Low-power Mode Low Noise DLNA Compliant Facial/Subject recognition DDR4 new gen RAM Only one Ethernet port Dual drive RAID is not cost effective 4K Transcoding only H265 No […]

QNAP TS-253A NAS Transcode 4K and 1080p Performance Test featuring H.264 and H.265

Transcoding 4K Media on the QNAP TS-253A NAS Server? Transcoding on a NAS such as the QNAP TS-253A device is the ability for a multimedia file to be changed from it’s existing format or codec to one that is better suited to the destination device. In this file access, the QNAP TS-253A NAS is the host […]