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Old 20-07-2017, 22:13   #1
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Plex home server

I am planning on setting up a plex home server

Will this be good enough to run it



I will be also adding Plex Live TV & DVR to it in the future
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Old 21-07-2017, 00:10   #2
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Re: Plex home server

Yes it will be perfect, might want to check out the QNAP NAS drives as well, they support H265 encoding and are much smaller than a mini-ITX setup for around the same price you will throw at a full PC build.

I run the QNAP ts-453a with 4x4TB drives and its perfect for H265 and 4K streaming.

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Yes, those specs are fine for Plex. You won't regret it - it's awesome.
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Re: Plex home server

Will this be an option?

I have a 2 & 3TB WD NAS drives which are both connected to my Router, I can access the Music and Video on them from all my "Connected" devices (TVs, Blu-Rays, Xboxes Phones & Tablets)

Plus I can and have accessed via my phones data connection.
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Re: Plex home server

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Yes it will be perfect, might want to check out the QNAP NAS drives as well, they support H265 encoding and are much smaller than a mini-ITX setup for around the same price you will throw at a full PC build.

I run the QNAP ts-453a with 4x4TB drives and its perfect for H265 and 4K streaming.

HTH
Are you sure that the A version can handle H265? From their website only the B version, eg TS-453B can handle H265 and 4K.
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Re: Plex home server

I cheated with my Plex setup...

I just rent a server from Hetzner so i can access it anywhere due to the 1gb upload...

Well worth the 30 euro per month...

16GB RAM
6TB space
Intel Core i7

Would recommend the data centre route if you are looking to stream outside your network, or plan on remote users watching your content
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