Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Windsor Ontario Canada
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What NAS are you using?... and Why?
So I have a NAS box, and, as im sure that any of you digital enthusiasts know, its a helluva lot more convenient to fiddle with the remote, than it is to go rifle thru the BR collection rack to play a movie.
So, what kind of NAS are you running, why are you running it that way, why bother enabling "Apps" like Plex, or Twonky, to play movies on your own network. All I do is navigate to the Network menu of my BR player, click on my NAS, scroll to what I want to watch, and hit play. I dont have any of the apps enabled on mine other than FTP in case I want to grab some music on my phone when im not at home.
Also, what kind of HD's are you using,? Did you notice any performance differences between drive speeds? IE: WD Blacks, as compared to WD Reds? Any horror stories so we know what not go near? I have a Qnap TS-419P+ with four 2T Seagate green drives and only once did I have a problem with it when it lost its configuration due to a power outage. It took me a few days and a remote desktop session with support from Qnap but they got all my data back. I havent had a drive fail on me yet, and its been running for about 5 years now.
Id like to expand the capacity of mine and I kind of want a rackmount unit. Id like all my tech stuff to be in the rack room to get rid of the eyesore of routers and switches perched on desks. But I am worried the rackmount units will be loud. I remember the NAS where I used to work was quite loud with fans and 2 power supplies, which is not a good thing to have buzzing 8 feet away when youre trying to watch a movie.
Any opinions anyone would care to share would be much appreciated.
Optoma HD33, Onkyo TX-NR818 in a 9.2 setup, Emotiva XPA-5 G2, UPA-700 for eventual 11.2 setup
Oppo BDP-103, , Middle Atlantic Slim 5-37-26
F - Klipsch RB-61 II, C - Klipsch RC-62 II, Side/Rear Surrounds - Klipsch RS-42's, Heights - Klipsch RS-41's
Dual - PSA XV15's, Fractal Designs Node 605 HTPC