- Jul 29, 2012
I have tried Plex Media Server in the past, but have never really needed it. I have simply used network shares via OMV and media players like VLC. I did think of a Plex build too, but then decided all that hassle wasn't really worth it especially considering the Nvidia Shield.That is where Plex shines. I see it as a one stop for all local content, plus has support for Plex cloud. Since you have already decided on the Synology, ensure you get a model which can do hardware transcoding.
Sadly, I doubt you will get 10GbE along with the models. Secondly, I doubt you will be able to saturate a 10GbE line, but it should top at 2~2.5Gbps or so if done right on both sides.
I doubt there will be any Prime deals here in India for the Synology, plus I believe they do not honour online warranties.
Yup, no 10 Gb ethernet for the Synology, but the 1 Gbps should more than suffice for its intended use.
Indian pricing for Synology is way off base, and should not even be a consideration. I am going the route of Amazon.com, and even with import duties the 918+ is costing around 56K, while Amazon India lists the same for 65K.
Hopefully, some Prime Day deals on the Nvidia Shield or HDDs if not on the Synology. Even otherwise the Amazon.com pricing still wins over local pricing.