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TerraMaster F2-210 2 Bay NAS $199.99, TerraMaster F4-210 4 Bay NAS $287.99 Delivered @ TerraMaster Amazon AU

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Kicking off from 5:25am to 5:25pm on Black Friday will be these 2 entry-level NAS drives from TerraMaster on Lighting Deal.

Both NAS drives use the Realtek's RTD1296 Quad-Core CPU, have 1GB RAM, 1 Gbe Ethernet port and 2 USB 3.0 ports on the rear. These are an excellent choice if you're looking to do the basics like file storage, backups and Docker.

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This is part of Black Friday / Cyber Monday deals for 2020

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    How well would the 4 bay work for a Plex server with PC and Nvidia Shield clients?

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      I wouldn't recommend it for media streaming or Plex. There will be the more higher models on sale too. I'll share when I know the details.

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        What would be the ballpark figure of a suitable 4-bay NAS? My makeshift NAS with a raspberry pi is painfully slow, but I'm not sure I want to turn full datahoarder at this point in my life.

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          A base model 4 Bay from the big brands like Asustor and QNAP are going to be around the $550 mark. Otherwise the more high end from QNAP and Synology are around $600-$1000 depending on the CPU/RAM.

          I know the TerraMaster F5-221 5 Bay will be on sale again for $431.99 if it's 20% off like in this post.

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            @Clear: looking forward for a 5-Bay NAS
            Synology or TerraMaster(will give it a go if it's cheap enough)
            hopefully something come up this Black Friday!

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        Wouldn't the Shield and PCs be able to play 4K content in Plex?

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          This NAS doesn't had Plex very well.

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    I'm on the lookout for a 4Bay NAS to stream my library of videos. Any recommendations if I should buy those with HDD included or buy them separately ?
    Also, I'm Not Gonna use Plex, I'm gonna either use Kodi or InFuse to play my files. Wonder if that makes a big difference in terms of NAS models to target ?

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      Pretty much anything will work.

      I use my dns-323 that I bought in 2008 with Kodi on a Vodafone TV and Google tv and it works fine as Kodi can play pretty much anything.

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        Mate. What a coincidence. I have the DNS-345 since 2011 and like you say… pretty much plays anything I throw at it with Kodi.

        My only thing now is I'm running out of storage space. With a new 4K TV and 4K content with huge files isn't helping either…. thus I'm looking for another NAS.

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          I just bought 2 8tb WD elements and shucked the drives to upgraded mine. I was looking at getting the either the F2 or F4 as well but didn't really need any extra features so just bought the new drives.

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        Thanks for your comment! Can you be specific? Would this cheap F4 model work or not? I am interested in a cheap solution to stream videos, photos. To Vodafone TV unit and perhaps to Apple TV. Sounds like your older DNS model works, but what would be a cheap 4 bay setup to stream video? I don’t need 4K I think and don’t need plex, just want to stream 1080p stuff around the house to separate TVs using VLC or another app (Kodi?). Could you recommend something? Do I need an F5? Which drives would be value? Many thanks for your help!

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          As long as the devices you are watching on can play the file any NAS will work so this should be fine.
          I haven't used an Apple Tv so am not sure how you'd go with streaming but this might be an issue as it seems like you need plex (or some other app) to stream from a NAS.
          If a device runs VLC or kodi should be fine.

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    Are these good for cloud storage? Looking for an affordable cloud backup since Google photos is limiting storage.

    I'd only backup my phones photos overnight. That's pretty much it.

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    Any reason to upgrade my 2012 synology DS212j to one of these?

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      Potentially. What do you use the DS212j for?

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        Backup data and stream 4k HDR movies to a TV that has a 100M port.

        I notice the latest updates to this disabled Plex which is disappointing although dlna does the trick. Security updates also might be an issue not sure if end of support yet.

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          This will do backup fine but the media playback department with this chipset really struggles unfortunately.

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            @Clear: I guess with transcoding you are right.

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    So how much it will roughly cost for drives? do we have to use the same brand drives?

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      Depends on what capacity you're looking for, if you're using NAS grade drives (e.g. IronWolf, WD Red Plus), standard drives, enterprise drives or even shucked. There's plenty of deals active now.

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    What's the OS like?

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    Just querying, if I got a desktop at home that act as a server as well for video streaming/Backup, what is the benefit for having a NAS?

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      Smaller size, takes up significantly less power, redundancy with RAID and works out of the box.

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        Thanks. I keep my desktop then, I need it to run 24/7 anyway.