What are the best nas for plex server?

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    #1QNAP TS-251+ NAS

    QNAP TS-251+ NAS

    The QNAP TS-251+ NAS solution features an Intel Celeron Quad-Core processor clocked at 2.0GHz, 2GB of RAM and support for Plex Media Server with 1080p videos that can be controlled with the bundled remote.

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    Harry Lin
    Written on December 5, 2018
    "It was a relatively easy setup despite my first time with these devices. This will definitely get me some saving on my electricity bill instead of having my power-hungry PC running most of the time."
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    #2Synology DiskStation 218+ NAS

    Synology DiskStation 218+ NAS

    The Synology DiskStation 218+ is a NAS solution that features an Intel Celeron J3355 Dual-core 2.0 GHz processor and 2GB of RAM, and three USB 3.0 ports. It supports Plex Media Server and can transcode H.265/H.264 4K videos.

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    Nathan Sanchez
    Written on December 5, 2018
    "This is the best nas for plex for most people and will be enough for private home use. No problems with files over my network and it supports pretty much every protocol out there."
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    #3NETGEAR ReadyNAS RN422

    NETGEAR ReadyNAS RN422

    NETGEAR's RN422 is part of their 420 Series of NAS solutions. It features an Intel 1.5GHz Dual-Core processor, 2GB of RAM, and 2 Drive Bays for up to 20TB of maximum storage capacity and support for Plex Media Server.

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    Arthur Guerrero
    Written on December 5, 2018
    "Solid performance and easy to configure with a sturdy metal build. The inclusion of a readout display is a nice touch."
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    #4Western Digital My Cloud Pro Series PR2100 NAS

    Western Digital My Cloud Pro Series PR2100 NAS

    The Western Digital My Cloud Pro Series PR2100 NAS comes with an Intel Pentium N3710 1.6GHz Quad-Core processor, 4GB of RAM, 2 Drive Bays, and built-in video transcoding for HD streaming through Plex Media Server.

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    Ao Zou
    Written on December 5, 2018
    "No frills NAS solution for home use and is great for HD content that comes in at a lower price than other competitors. The readout display is a nice addition too."
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    #5TerraMaster F2-420 NAS

    TerraMaster F2-420 NAS

    TerraMaster F2-420 NAS features an Intel 2.0GHz Quad-Core processor, 4GB of RAM, and 2 Drive Bays. It supports Plex at 4K H.264 online hardware transcoding allowing them to be converted for smart TVs, smartphones and other media players.

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    Hu Sun
    Written on December 5, 2018
    "Good performance and well built and it already comes with 4GB of RAM compared to similarly priced devices from competitors that usually just come with 2GB."
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    #6ASUSTOR AS3202T NAS

    ASUSTOR AS3202T NAS

    The AS3202T NAS solution by ASUSTOR features an Intel 1.6GHz Quad-Core processor, 2GB of RAM, and 2 Drive Bays. It also has cross-platform compatibility and transcodes HD and FHD videos through Plex Media Server.

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    Jason James
    Written on December 5, 2018
    "Good performance, well-priced NAS solution for Plex Media users. I'm not too fond of the front panel's design but it's just a personal preference."
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    #7Synology DiskStation DS918+ NAS

    Synology DiskStation DS918+ NAS

    The DS918+ is the top model from the DiskStations series of NAS solutions by Synology. It features an Intel Celeron J3455 1.5GHz Quad-Core processor, 4GB of RAM, 9 Drive Bays, and support for 4k video transcoding through Plex Media Server.

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    Charles Reynolds
    Written on December 5, 2018
    "A mid-ranged option for better performance. The maximum allowable 8GB of RAM makes a difference in terms for speed and the with 4 drive bays makes for an easier upgrade path later on."
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    #8QNAP TVS-471 NAS

    QNAP TVS-471 NAS

    The TVS-471 by QNAP is a professional NAS solution offering options configurations for up to an Intel  i7 Quad-Core processor, up to 16GB of RAM, up to 8 Drive Bays, and transcoding for 4k video through Plex Media Server.

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    Cheng Gu
    Written on December 5, 2018
    "A pricey professional NAS solution but if you can afford it, you will have plenty of desktop-grade specs to choose from. A good option to consider for small and medium business applications."

Summary

Best What are the best nas for plex server
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1QNAP TS-251+ NASElectronics 17 Paid
2Synology DiskStation 218+ NASElectronics 14 Paid
3NETGEAR ReadyNAS RN422Electronics 10 Paid
4Western Digital My Cloud Pro Series PR2100 NASElectronics 6 Paid
5TerraMaster F2-420 NASElectronics 3 Paid
6ASUSTOR AS3202T NASElectronics 2 Paid
7Synology DiskStation DS918+ NASElectronics 2 Paid
8QNAP TVS-471 NASElectronics 2 Paid
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