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NAS Server

Discussion in 'General NAS Discussion' started by john32073, Aug 13, 2018.

  1. john32073

    john32073 New Around Here

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    Hello
    I am looking at two NAS Servers.
    The QNAP TS 251+ It Has the HDMI port and upgradable memory plus a lot of features. I was fixing to buy it when I ran upon the new
    Synology DS218+ The + one has an eSATA port where as the DS218 doesn't. I really like the esata port but it has not got HDMI
    What advantage is having an HDMI over not having it?
    I know I will use esata a whole lot
    This unit will be used mainly asmy cloud storage for my family and not be accessed 90 percent of the time
    I will be using Plex server as time go forward
    This will be my First NAS Server
    I have a fault of always Over doing things, I feel as I might be doing that now making this more completed than it need to be
     
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  3. RMerlin

    RMerlin Super Moderator

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    Do you intend to plug it to a TV to run graphical applications? If not, then you can just dismiss the HDMI feature.

    In the past, it was mostly used to run Kodi, however most NAS manufacturers stopped supporting Kodi earlier this year for legal reasons.
     
  4. john32073

    john32073 New Around Here

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    Maybe later the QNAP ts 251 best I can figure is to use the HDMI NAS Outlet port to hook straight to the TV. Right now I do not have a Plex server set up, all that i would do is stream some tv or movies off amazon or nextflix
     
  5. sfx2000

    sfx2000 Part of the Furniture

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    There's always Plex....
     
  6. john32073

    john32073 New Around Here

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    I am going with the Qnap 251+
     
  7. RMerlin

    RMerlin Super Moderator

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    You probably can't go wrong with either of them. Personally I'm only familiar with QNAP so that's what I recommend, however in terms of quality, support, performance and features, Synology and QNAP are both at the top of the food chain (with smaller players like Thecus, Asustor just below, and WD/Seagate/Lacie at the bottom of the chain).
     
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