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Frys.com has Netgear ReadyNAS 204 4-Bay NAS Storage on sale for $249.99 Now-> $199 Shipping is free or select free store pickup where available. Thanks mastashake57 and sr71 [Discuss]

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After a bit of price comparison, it seems that Frys has the lowest price on the ReadyNAS 4-bay (diskless) unit at $249 with no code needed.

http://www.frys.com/product/8519079

The model is RN204-100NES and free shipping is available. I just ordered one about a minute ago. Very good reviews on Amazon. The items is on BACKORDER but it is allowing you to order it.
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Last Edited by Loueloui January 2, 2016 at 01:15 PM
Accepting back orders for shipping.

For those of you who are asking about Plex compatibility, here is a list [google.com] of their compatible NAS devices, and their abilities.

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thanks in for one. Having had a qnap before (still own it), this one seems to be a great for the money.
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how does this compare to a IBM think server? do you need a computer hooked to this?
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how does this compare to a IBM think server? do you need a computer hooked to this?
Technically, this device is also a computer in the same vein as the IBM ThinkServ. However, it's the specialized operating system that makes it perform as a Network Attached Storage (NAS) device. This is basically a computer that shares storage via networks.

You do not require a computer to operate this as it's already one.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/N...ed_storage
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Quote from mastashake57 View Post :
Technically, this device is also a computer in the same vein as the IBM ThinkServ. However, it's the specialized operating system that makes it perform as a Network Attached Storage (NAS) device. This is basically a computer that shares storage via networks.

You do not require a computer to operate this as it's already one.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/N...ed_storage
Could I setup a Plex Server on this or something similar lie Mezzmo
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Could I setup a Plex Server on this or something similar lie Mezzmo
According to Netgear, Plex Server is an available application for the ReadyNAS devices.

http://apps.readynas.com/pages/?page_id=9

Transcoding aside, it can, at the very least, perform streaming.
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According to Netgear, Plex Server is an available application for the ReadyNAS devices.

http://apps.readynas.com/pages/?page_id=9

Transcoding aside, it can, at the very least, perform streaming.
Do you know why transcoding is even needed anymore? All I want to do is file playback on my gigabit network. All my devices can play MKV files so not sure why it would be needed.

Just really started reading about transcoding so not familiar why its needed in modern day.
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Do you know why transcoding is even needed anymore? All I want to do is file playback on my gigabit network. All my devices can play MKV files so not sure why it would be needed.

Just really started reading about transcoding so not familiar why its needed in modern day.
Then for pure streaming, it seems that ReadyNAS fits the bill.

Transcoding is necessary if you have devices that can't support a given video/audio format and/or file format, typically. However, since you have all devices that require no conversion and support the file format (MKV) then you're pretty much set.
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Then for pure streaming, it seems that ReadyNAS fits the bill.

Transcoding is necessary if you have devices that can't support a given video/audio format and/or file format, typically. However, since you have all devices that require no conversion and support the file format (MKV) then you're pretty much set.
Thanks for the info.

Most of my movies are 1080p uncompressed and about 25-35gb each.

Do you know if it can handle 4k and if it has a gigabit card in it?
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Thanks for the info.

Most of my movies are 1080p uncompressed and about 25-35gb each.

Do you know if it can handle 4k and if it has a gigabit card in it?
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Thanks for the info.

Most of my movies are 1080p uncompressed and about 25-35gb each.

Do you know if it can handle 4k and if it has a gigabit card in it?
4k requires about around 10 to 15 Mb/s for streaming... the gigabit is most than enough to handle this.
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Compressed 4K. A true 4K is like 250 gigabytes for an hour
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I know these NAS RAID servers are great if you are starting from scratch, but I already have a NAS server with only one 2TB drive. Obviously it is not fault tolerant and I would like to switch to a RAID server. Could I simply take this drive and add one more drive and throw them into this device and create a RAID 1 volume and somehow tell this device to take the data on the first drive as is and rebuild the second drive (mirror) from the first drive?

Do you know of any NAS server that would allow me to do that?
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