Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Orangeville Canada
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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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