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Hi, I have a Netgear Duo v1 as my NAS but would like a NAS/server/mediaserver that I can put PLEX and other media related programs on.

 

An Online store is offering the HP PROLIANT N54L MICROSERVER AMD TURION II 2.2-2MB 2G/250GB for approx. $250. Not too bad although I know that I would probably have to upgrade the RAM and maybe the GPU. However this is not a particularly new machine, has anyone in the forum any comments/suggestions on this topic ?

 

Thank You

 

 

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Hi CPU can't be upgraded.

 

It is capable of running Plex- I don't have any experience with transcoding and Plex - someone else here will probably weigh in on that.

 

Hi, I have a Netgear Duo v1 as my NAS but would like a NAS/server/mediaserver that I can put PLEX and other media related programs on.

An Online store is offering the HP PROLIANT N54L MICROSERVER AMD TURION II 2.2-2MB 2G/250GB for approx. $250. Not too bad although I know that I would probably have to upgrade the RAM and maybe the GPU. However this is not a particularly new machine, has anyone in the forum any comments/suggestions on this topic ?

 

Thank You

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What OS are you planning to use?  Upgrading the RAM will help with file transfers but only to the point the OS can use the RAM.

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I expect that I would try different OS's, I have had WHS2011 before and tried different Linux distros.

I rather like the look of Amahi aswell.

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I think the N54L is still a very capable box for certain applications. If you need to do transcoding, you might want to look at something with a little more horsepower.

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