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post #1 of 3 Old 12-01-2018, 01:17 PM - Thread Starter
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4K FressNAS specs

About 3 months ago I ended up getting ransomware on my personal pc and I “lost” thousands of pics and lost all my movies I had ripped.

It got me thinking of repurposing an old pc consisting of an intel q6600 with 4gb of ram and bought 3x 4TB WD Red Drives.

So I ran with the idea of doing a NAS setup. Something that I have never dabbled into before. So I installed FreeNas 11.2 beta. I’ve been up and running and to elevate getting ransomware on the server, I disconnect the server from my windows 10 pc when I don’t need access to it.

I’ve been ripping my Bluray movies and I have some 4K rips as well. So I have Plex installed.

My 1080p Bluray rips stream/play pretty well across my home network but the 2 4K rips I have struggle with my clients (PS3, Xbox one s, Google Pixel 2 and iPad 2nd gen and Chromecast Ultra and plain 1080p)

I’ve been trying to figure out either A) what kind of specs I need to serve and play 4K rips and B) if the hardware specs are too much in price for me to upgrade, what settings do I need in FreeNas/Plex to just play 4K rips.

Any help or guidance would be greatly appreciated.






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A minimum of at least 8 Gigs of RAM is a requirement to Run Freenas, and if you can, bump up to at least an I5 Processor. When I upgraded my HTPC to a Freenas Server, I was using an AMD Phenom Quad Core Processor with 8 gigs of RAM. It worked great, but AMD Processors are frowned upon by Freenas Developers, so support help may be at a standstill for lower hardware configurations.

I now have an I5 Processor with 8 gigs of RAM. All of my 1:1 Blu Ray and UHD Rips are located on my NAS, and Plex Media Server is also installed. I have an Oppo 203 and Nvidia Shield that are fully capable of Streaming Local Content in 4K HDR10 with no Transcoding. I was able to stream these videos via 5Ghz Wireless AC, but now I have the server connected via Ethernet.
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A minimum of at least 8 Gigs of RAM is a requirement to Run Freenas, and if you can, bump up to at least an I5 Processor. When I upgraded my HTPC to a Freenas Server, I was using an AMD Phenom Quad Core Processor with 8 gigs of RAM. It worked great, but AMD Processors are frowned upon by Freenas Developers, so support help may be at a standstill for lower hardware configurations.



I now have an I5 Processor with 8 gigs of RAM. All of my 1:1 Blu Ray and UHD Rips are located on my NAS, and Plex Media Server is also installed. I have an Oppo 203 and Nvidia Shield that are fully capable of Streaming Local Content in 4K HDR10 with no Transcoding. I was able to stream these videos via 5Ghz Wireless AC, but now I have the server connected via Ethernet.


Thanks, I’m looking at refurb computers that are i5s with 8gb of ram.

Hopefully have something up and running in the next few weeks


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