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ChmaDK

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Hi Guys.  

 

Im trying to source what hardware to replace My Old n36l With.

Currently Running 4x3tb disks. 

Im Into Something at least or close too in power efficency. 

Approx same size. So mini itx is a must.  

Preferably compatible With ds916+ software so that hardware transcoding in plex is supported.

Then I can Ditch my Mac mini for plex server.

 

Anyone got the best setup out There for me?

 

Thanks

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6 hours ago, ChmaDK said:

Hi Guys.  

 

Im trying to source what hardware to replace My Old n36l With.

Currently Running 4x3tb disks. 

Im Into Something at least or close too in power efficency. 

Approx same size. So mini itx is a must.  

 

depends also of scalability, max disks planed? (4, 6 or 8?), option to 10GBit planned

mini itx is usualy limited to one pcie slot so if you are out of sata ports and also want 10GBit network then its not going to work

 

6 hours ago, ChmaDK said:

Preferably compatible With ds916+ software so that hardware transcoding in plex is supported.

Then I can Ditch my Mac mini for plex server.

 

916+ has N3710 but thats pretty old, lots of people here seem to use the J3455 (apollo lake) for smaller systems (like 4 x sata, Supermicro X11SAA has 6 x sata)

bobthebuilder made a howto for J3455 and 916+ image but atm its not english so you will have to use google translate (or wait a littel bit, shure someone  will make something in english)

https://sybdata.de/nas-builder/3749-2

 

also nice NAS suggestions (sorry its german, you might have to use google translate)

https://www.technikaffe.de/tags-NAS

 

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Thank you Very Much for the great answer. 

 

Im not planning scaling up. 

So im going for the asrock j3455-itx

An node304 and an 300w psu. That Should be sufficient for ny build i Think.

I already have 8 gig ram from My microserver.

 

Is that a build that Should work With hardware decoding and such ?

 

Thanks

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