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itGeeks

OMG everyone needs to look at this, the OP should look no further then this steel from Amazon, What am I missing?

Synology DS-416 a whopping 90.33 cents  :o Everyone needs to grab a few of these before they fix the price.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B016EWTC7E/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_S_ttl?_encoding=UTF8&colid=1N6867G1O15RY&coliid=IOHXRFKUZOX93

 

Newegg is selling the DS-416 now for 449.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822108215&nm_mc=KNC-GoogleAdwords-PC&cm_mmc=KNC-GoogleAdwords-PC-_-pla-_-Network+-+Storage-_-N82E16822108215&gclid=Cj0KEQjwh428BRCnvcyI-5nqjY4BEiQAijebwjjqqDsfNNkHrjF-l-X5hXtsVic33S6xvZog1DSwkDIaAkiE8P8HAQ&gclsrc=aw.ds

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Look at the TS-451+ from QNAP.  I have the previous TS451 and love.  I have 5.5T of movies on it and is the repository for my plex server.  It will handle your time machine needs as well.     https

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Is it worth a $110 price differential over the former TS-451?

 

I have the 451+. It has good performance, and I upgraded it to 8GB of RAM.

Super quiet too.

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HellDiverUK

I don't see why the 5D wouldn't work - it appears as a normal USB external HDD.  I don't have a Shield or I'd test it, but the 5D works just fine plugged in to my Asus router (RT-AC87U).

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Before you go jumping to a Shield TV as a Plex Server, have a read around. There are many many people unhappy with the PMS side of things, amongst other complaints.

 

https://forums.geforce.com/default/topic/949590/shield-android-tv/what-have-you-done-with-this-3-2-crap-part-2/

 

I have a Shield TV, but just continue to use it as my client, and my Gen8 (E3-1265LV2) as my server.

 

I suspect the Shield TV is ok when mainly direct playing, be interesting to hear how it fares with multiple transcoded streams.

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Interesting. Maybe I just get a NUC or similar. I usually am transcoding one stream to the kid's iPad at most. Everything else is direct play.

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