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Promoted 03-18-2016 by brisar at 12:12 PM View Original Post
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NeweggFlash has QNAP TS-251+ 2-Bay Personal Cloud NAS (TS-251+-2G-US) for $349 - $60 w/ promo code NEFPREB60 = $289. Shipping is free. Thanks sr71

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Updated 3/18/16: Our research indicates that this QNAP TS-251+ 2-Bay Personal Cloud NAS is $60 less (17% savings) than the next best price from a reputable merchant with prices starting from $349. - brisar

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Edited March 14, 2016 at 10:47 AM by annie930ny
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i3 processors are not the same as Celeron processors.

Yes there is RAID 1 for your drives in this unit.

As far as the question about 1080p streaming goes, that answer is slightly more complex. If you are doing direct streams you shouldn't have any issues running a few streams. It becomes harder to answer when you are transcoding the video on the fly as that will be CPU intensive and this unit doesn't have a lot of CPU power. The best way to get an idea of this is to see if you generally direct stream or transcode your current content. You may usually see this in a fairly obvious place depending on your media server software. I use Plex and it is very apparent in the management dashboard. YMMV on the answer to this as there isn't a definitive "yes or no" as it is based on the usage alone.

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seems like a good deal for a quadcore processor.
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Thanks for posting, just picked one up
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OP beat me to it. Been waiting for this to show up on 14th March.
Highly rated 2-bay NAS on which RAM can be upgraded.
Solid deal.
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Noob question here being that I don't have much experience with nas units. Will this stream 1080p movies to various devices one at a time with out issues. Been told I would need to go with something that needs a i3 processor or better. Thanks.
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does this have raid 1 for disk mirroring?

Quote from John98LS1 View Post :
Noob question here being that I don't have much experience with nas units. Will this stream 1080p movies to various devices one at a time with out issues. Been told I would need to go with something that needs a i3 processor or better. Thanks.
i thought i3 processor was a celeron.
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Last edited by hanji1 March 14, 2016 at 11:06 AM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost
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Quote from hanji1 View Post :
does this have raid 1 for disk mirroring?


i thought i3 processor was a celeron.
I have a ts-251 (without the +plus) and I have two hgst 6tb drives in a raid1 mirrored setup. it has been solid since January 2015!
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Quote from hanji1 View Post :
does this have raid 1 for disk mirroring?


i thought i3 processor was a celeron.
i3 processors are not the same as Celeron processors.

Yes there is RAID 1 for your drives in this unit.

As far as the question about 1080p streaming goes, that answer is slightly more complex. If you are doing direct streams you shouldn't have any issues running a few streams. It becomes harder to answer when you are transcoding the video on the fly as that will be CPU intensive and this unit doesn't have a lot of CPU power. The best way to get an idea of this is to see if you generally direct stream or transcode your current content. You may usually see this in a fairly obvious place depending on your media server software. I use Plex and it is very apparent in the management dashboard. YMMV on the answer to this as there isn't a definitive "yes or no" as it is based on the usage alone.
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in for 1, thax
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Better than the Synology DS216+? I've been debating between these two. I know the Synology's RAM can't be upgraded.
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My qnap got bricked with a buggy firmware update when it was under warrentee, but their Los Angelss support centre refused to fix it without giving them remote access to my PC, which is completely unreasonable. And I can't justify driving more than 12 hour to go there in person.

So now I have a very expensive paperweight sitting in my living room, that won't boot, with some unfortunate photo images which I hope to eventually recover.
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Quote from eekthecat View Post :
i3 processors are not the same as Celeron processors.

Yes there is RAID 1 for your drives in this unit.

As far as the question about 1080p streaming goes, that answer is slightly more complex. If you are doing direct streams you shouldn't have any issues running a few streams. It becomes harder to answer when you are transcoding the video on the fly as that will be CPU intensive and this unit doesn't have a lot of CPU power. The best way to get an idea of this is to see if you generally direct stream or transcode your current content. You may usually see this in a fairly obvious place depending on your media server software. I use Plex and it is very apparent in the management dashboard. YMMV on the answer to this as there isn't a definitive "yes or no" as it is based on the usage alone.
If all you need to do is stream 1080p and not transcode then why not just use a Raspberry Pi with Plex Media Server installed? Attach an external hard drive and it works perfectly on the Raspberry Pi 2 (and now that the 3 is available I would just purchase that instead). Streaming to local devices couldn't be any better and the best thing about it is the Raspberry Pi costs about $5 of electricity per year to run.

I haven't had luck with the newer H265 format, but everything else works without a problem.

There is an installer that makes it easy to set up: http://www.htpcguides.com/raspberry-pi-2-home-media-server-installer-image/
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Last edited by etho201 March 14, 2016 at 11:45 AM.
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Quote from John98LS1 View Post :
Noob question here being that I don't have much experience with nas units. Will this stream 1080p movies to various devices one at a time with out issues. Been told I would need to go with something that needs a i3 processor or better. Thanks.
Like the other user mentioned the answer is complex, transcoding will eat up the resources but seems like if you use the QNAP app it seems to be consuming significantly less CPU resources than when it uses with PLEX.

Review below:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NEV-XT248eM
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