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Synology DS918+ 4GB DiskStation 4 Bay NAS $637.40 Delivered @ Amazon AU

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After a couple of years visiting this website and spending a lot of money, here is my first post.

This is not the lowest price for this NAS, but if you don't pay for delivery and you use the 8% cashback it comes down to $586.40. IMO, not a bad deal.

Cheers

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  • +2

    Great first post OP

    Making it super hard to resist as this product is on sale quite often haha

    • It’s time they shifted to 2.5 on the mainline products. That would be an awesome little box.

      3.5 will be relics in a couple of years.

      • don't see many 8/10TB 2.5 drives, so might explain why they haven't

  • Fast enough for running Plex via WIFI?

    • Yes. But of course you might stretch yourself running 4k hvec atmos stuff?

      • What about as an edit station for 4K video?

        • I use the 8 bay version as my sole editing drive. All the footage is 4k ProRes and will often stack up to five clips at a time without issue. To get this performance I had to install a 10gig nic as it's simply not possible even if you use LAG from the 4 1gig nice.

    • +3

      It is fast enough to easily play multiple plex videos over LAN. The bottle neck will be your wifi not the NAS server.

    • +1

      I believe this model supports hardware decoding if you have Plex pass. My 916 works just fine streaming 2 people at once, CPU barely gets used w/ hardware decode. The bottleneck will be the Wifi signal strength etc, not so much the 918.

  • +1

    Excellent machine. Only down side is that if you intend to also use this with your IP cameras, it only supports 2. If you want to use additional cameras, extra $$$.

    • The solution is so good I’m okay to pay the extra $70

  • Is this a good solution for PLEX into Shield - or is it overkill?

    Just getting in this so be gentle…

  • Looks like the price has jumped to $759 now.

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