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Newegg has QNAP TS-431P 4-Bay Personal Cloud NAS on sale for $229 - $25 w/ MasterPass Checkout promo code MPBF17 = $204. Shipping is free. Thanks Medic311
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Newegg has the QNAP TS-431P 4-bay Personal Cloud NAS on sale for $229 until Wednesday. Using MasterPass promo code MPBF17 brings the price down to $204. Shipping is free.



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Last Edited by Medic311 November 21, 2017 at 07:42 AM
For Full List of Features and Specs: https://www.qnap.com/en/product/ts-431p


For information on QNAP's Hybrid Backup and Sync app: https://www.qnap.com/solution/hyb...p-sync/en/
^ combines several functions all into 1 app, thus minimizing resource usage on the NAS. allows Backup, Restore, One Way Syc, Two Way sync...to cloud services, to other computers, to other NAS boxes, all either on or off your network including remote backups. supports multi-versions, SSL, and other misc features. pretty cool app

(contrast to Synology which requires 2 or 3 apps to achieve same functionality)

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not for plex transcoding. app will install though
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Wow...That's crazy. My 251 runs plex fine. I am guessing x31 series has a slower processor.
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Wow...That's crazy. My 251 runs plex fine. I am guessing x31 series has a slower processor.
this is ARM based
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this is ARM based
Thanks. No wonder. Mine is Celeron.
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Thanks. No wonder. Mine is Celeron.
yeah it's why your 2-bay is approx the same price as this 4-bay lol
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yeah it's why your 2-bay is approx the same price as this 4-bay lol
I know right. I was like "what" and then I read your post lol.
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I know right. I was like "what" and then I read your post lol.
haha yuuup lol
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I'm somewhat of a NAS newb, but...

I have four 8 TB WD external drives (the ones with the WD Reds) and I'm thinking about building a NAS. Now that all of our TVs are 4K, I want to be able to build out a 4K media library. I used to use a WD TV Live player at both of our main TVs (livingroom and man cave), but it's limited to 1080P playback.

I'm trying to figure out the best way to play back 4K media (MKVs and/or ISOs) to all of the TVs in my house via one central storage. Would this be the way to go? I have a plenty powerful i7-7700 that could do the transcoding... but I want to ensure NO quality is lost. Any way to do this? Via Plex?

For what it's worth, our LG OLEDs have smart apps on them and I also have LG UHD disc players that have smart apps on them.

Best way to play the media to the TVs?

Thanks!
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Been looking for a 4-Bay NAS for a while. I missed out on the last string of TS-431P deals for $229. There was a brief sale for $219 but it went OOS quickly. This is then $15 lower than that. Looks like an all time lowest price for this model. TU and Repd
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I'm somewhat of a NAS newb, but...

I have four 8 TB WD external drives (the ones with the WD Reds) and I'm thinking about building a NAS. Now that all of our TVs are 4K, I want to be able to build out a 4K media library. I used to use a WD TV Live player at both of our main TVs (livingroom and man cave), but it's limited to 1080P playback.

I'm trying to figure out the best way to play back 4K media (MKVs and/or ISOs) to all of the TVs in my house via one central storage. Would this be the way to go? I have a plenty powerful i7-7700 that could do the transcoding... but I want to ensure NO quality is lost. Any way to do this? Via Plex?

For what it's worth, our LG OLEDs have smart apps on them and I also have LG UHD disc players that have smart apps on them.

Best way to play the media to the TVs?

Thanks!
Other than making your i7 the Plex Media Server for transcoding and serving by pointing to the NAS for the 4k movies, and running hardwire ethernet to your TV's, I'd say you're good to go if you can run the Plex app from your 4k smart devices.
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I'm somewhat of a NAS newb, but...

I have four 8 TB WD external drives (the ones with the WD Reds) and I'm thinking about building a NAS. Now that all of our TVs are 4K, I want to be able to build out a 4K media library. I used to use a WD TV Live player at both of our main TVs (livingroom and man cave), but it's limited to 1080P playback.

I'm trying to figure out the best way to play back 4K media (MKVs and/or ISOs) to all of the TVs in my house via one central storage. Would this be the way to go? I have a plenty powerful i7-7700 that could do the transcoding... but I want to ensure NO quality is lost. Any way to do this? Via Plex?

For what it's worth, our LG OLEDs have smart apps on them and I also have LG UHD disc players that have smart apps on them.

Best way to play the media to the TVs?

Thanks!
Due to the weak processor in this NAS, it will serve as just a network storage and backup for your home network. You can use it to host your media and files, then use your i7 computer to do the lifting for plex transcoding. You will run plex on your i7 computer, host the library file on it as well, and point it towards this NAS for content.

As far as tapping into Plex to view 4K media on your other TV's, I don't know the best option for that. Check the Plex forums to see if you can use a Chromecast Ultra. I don't know sorry! Peace
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Other than making your i7 the Plex Media Server for transcoding and serving by pointing to the NAS for the 4k movies, and running hardwire ethernet to your TV's, I'd say you're good to go if you can run the Plex app from your 4k smart devices.
We have powerline adapters to our devices. Getting 100Mbps+ to the man cave, 200 to the livingroom and 250+ to the bedroom.

Will transcoding it via Plex lose any quality? Will it pass along Atmos info for playback?

EDIT: I've also pondered getting NVIDIA SHIELD TVs and going the KODI route.

I love the thumbnail interface my WD TV player has... and loved how it played pretty much everything. But I'm moving on from 1080 to 4K now.
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