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here's the beginner NAS to buy!

Izerous

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The pre-production ones I was more poking fun at than anything it was like a graveyard, they were development models.

It was a seagate production model with production drives that truly died. Even swapping out the drives the thing never worked properly and never had proper failover. And it was un-related to the ones mentioned above.
 

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NAS that I could use for Plex and light use as a remote file server / NAS (mostly to dump some company files, scans in once in a while, very little active use and primarily small (<5MB) writes?
Technically the NVIDIA Shield could be your "NAS" as it is able to run a Plex Server and be a SMB file share. Your storage would be a single USB external HDD though...

If you're looking at a QNAP/Synology/ASUSTOR, etc, I'm guessing you'll be somewhere around the $400 price range to get something that's Intel based so you have a bit of grunt for Plex.
 

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Technically the NVIDIA Shield could be your "NAS" as it is able to run a Plex Server and be a SMB file share. Your storage would be a single USB external HDD though...

If you're looking at a QNAP/Synology/ASUSTOR, etc, I'm guessing you'll be somewhere around the $400 price range to get something that's Intel based so you have a bit of grunt for Plex.
I didn't realize that, I could always just periodically back up to a second HDD then and spend the NAS money on the shield instead :unsure:

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I didn't realize that, I could always just periodically back up to a second HDD then and spend the NAS money on the shield instead :unsure:
Yeah I guess it all depends what kind of solution you're looking for. Using the Shield as a file server obviously isn't its intended purpose, it's mostly there to copy your media to it, or say an APK. You don't get any permission/access control that a NAS would give you.

Gaming branding aside, this has decent specs: https://www.asustor.com/product?p_id=61. Canada Computers has it on sale for $389 currently. You should be able to plug it into your TV as well to use as a media player, though not quite as feature rich as a Shield. Likely only whatever Plex or Kodi can provide.
 

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Yeah I guess it all depends what kind of solution you're looking for. Using the Shield as a file server obviously isn't its intended purpose, it's mostly there to copy your media to it, or say an APK. You don't get any permission/access control that a NAS would give you.

Gaming branding aside, this has decent specs: https://www.asustor.com/product?p_id=61. Canada Computers has it on sale for $389 currently. You should be able to plug it into your TV as well to use as a media player, though not quite as feature rich as a Shield. Likely only whatever Plex or Kodi can provide.
That might actually fit the bill. I might grab one and a shield. I mean it's my birthday tomorrow so I may as well :LOL:.

Didn't realize Asus ran asustor (though it makes sense) so at least the hardware's probably decent quality.
 

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I was going to recommend the QNAP TS-451+ which has quad core Celeron processor and can be had for like $375 USD, but it looks like it's a wopping $643 Canadian on Amazon.ca
 
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