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Available (prices after in-cart coupon):Features (DS220):
  • 2 x 3.5/2.5" SATA HDD/SSD Drive Bays
  • 2.0 GHz Intel Celeron J4025 Dual-Core
  • 2GB DDR4 RAM
  • 2 x Gigabit Ethernet Ports
  • 2 x USB 3.0 Type-A Ports
  • RAID 0, 1, Basic, Hybrid, and JBOD
  • Sequential Reads up to 225.98 MB/s
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Hello, assuming you wanted a serious answer:

Many people that have built a legitimate library of DVDs over the years have started digitizing legally due to the prevalence of streaming boxes - one of the primary Plex use cases. And when you have media on a Plex server, the media can only be encoded in one format, at one resolution (let's say 4K, Format 1).

So if you stream that 4K media file straight to a device (let's say an Apple TV with 4K) no transcoding is needed and the file is accessed as is.

But if you stream that file on your secondary 1080p Roku TV, it needs a different resolution and maybe a different format. Then the Plex server will transcode the file as it streams, converting the file from 4K Format 1, to 1080p Format 2. This requires computational resources from the CPU/RAM of the device, and the Intel/Plex combo is better suited, for deeper technical reasons.

This also applies to Synology's music and video integrated streaming services as well as other manufacturer offerings.

Now if your reference of "storing and accessing files" simply means "flat files" like documents and photos, no, transcoding is not a factor for you and yes the AMD solutions will be a general performance improvement. But many people use NAS for their significant media streaming features, as a legal digitization/streaming of their owned content, and thus the spirited conversation on this post.

Hope this helps!
Dude. You really need to review the definition of "obsolete". You've used it wrong 3 different times in different ways.
Plex users aren't "made obsolete" By Synology because they've chosen to shift their "+" line to the SMB market. That has no bearing on Plex Users, Transcoding, or even the previous gen "+" models. They didn't lose QSV transcoding capability overnight. They still transcode exactly as well as they did the day they launched.
Synology has just chosen to end that product line's support for Intel iGPU assisted transcoding going forward. Weighing their customer base for these lines, and choosing SMB customer needs for CPU performance, over enthusiast Plex users.
And as for being "limited to 4 bays" there's always the DX517.
But if your storage needs are growing that much, you should either be replacing aging low capacity HDDs, or transitioning to a more robust storage solution.
Synology is making Plex users obsolete by moving away from Intel processors which allowed 4k transcoding. Just build your own and go with TrueNAS or Unraid

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man, no 1821+ ?
hopefully that goes on sale too
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Is it worth it to upgrade my DS216Play to DS220+?
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Thanks op! Been waiting months for this to finally go on sale
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How are these compared to QNAP? I wanna build a Plex and self host server to back up my photos
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I was hoping for a bigger discount on a 4 bay. Is this about as low as they get? Is it possible to get a lower price? Maybe Warehouse Deals?
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Synology is making Plex users obsolete by moving away from Intel processors which allowed 4k transcoding. Just build your own and go with TrueNAS or Unraid
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How are these compared to QNAP? I wanna build a Plex and self host server to back up my photos
The 920+ Is the last good unit Synology makes. You're limited to 4 bays however. Once your unit dies you will need to shift elsewhere since Synology has made Transcoding obsolete with their latest model units.
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Synology is making Plex users obsolete by moving away from Intel processors which allowed 4k transcoding. Just build your own and go with TrueNAS or Unraid
The 220 and 920 are still both capable Intel models
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Bottom line of their products are useless. I would look elsewhere for a capable NAS solution.

*My own experience anecdotal evidence
What do recommend? Not thrilled with mine, but looking for easy to use alternatives. Sad that the photos apps never really grew up. I'm mainly looking for storage and a simple app server (sabnzbd, plex that doesn't keep hard drives spinning) and easy backup options.
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Quote from Flabby_Pig :
Synology is making Plex users obsolete by moving away from Intel processors which allowed 4k transcoding. Just build your own and go with TrueNAS or Unraid
Built Unraid server few months ago and have been extremely happy with Plex performance.
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