Convince Me Not to Buy The DS918+
Last edited 19/06/2018 - 10:24 by 1 other user
The box will serve as a backup and DLNA server. I was initially considering the following two boxes:
DS418: Quadcore (RealTek RTD1296 1.4 GHz), 2GB = $604 (eBay)
DS918: Quadcore (Celeron J3455 1.5Ghz), 4GB = $782 (eBay)
As I understand it both the DS918 and DS418 are capable of real time 10bit 4k x265 transcoding. This is done natively and the engine is propitiatory? I don't think Plex be able to handle 10bit 4k h265 on a RTD1296/J3455. Having said that the odd 4k drone footage can wait.
The reason I'm veering towards the DS918 is because of btrfs and possible future scalability. The users in the household are not computer literate. They just want something that's 'easy' and works, and frankly I don't have the time to build/setup a server.
Please help :D Is there any other factors to consider? Both boxes seem relatively similar considering the price tags.