I have the Synology DS216play NAS and it is a joy to use with my Apple TV4 and iMac. Synology also has an app for the ATV4 (DSVideo) that works really well streaming from the NAS. Only thing I don't like about it is that your TV episodes will autoplay and there is no way to tell it not to. It grabs metadata for all your shows and movies just like Plex. Also finds subtitles.Can anyone recommend a HHD caddy which i can house 2 3TB WD hard drives which will be using to store movies/music with plex ?
ideally inexpensive but reliable and able to use with MAC and Windows computer.
That is a great (probably the best) NAS for Plex however it's kind of lacking in other NAS related features compared to less expensive NAS unit like expandability or App Store size and quality of the apps, btfs, etc.Not cheap, but will run Plex on the NAS itself with transcoding:
Highest performing Plex NAS device that I know. When Plex announced it they offered a 20% discount. I tried to purchase it but it was sold out. Evidently it's still in high demand as I haven't seen any discounts for the PR2100 or PR4100.
This might be what you want. It supports RAID as well. Or you might consider two separate enclosures if it is temporary. However, if I were you I would seriously consider a NAS at some point instead of a HTPC (do not kill the messenger).I don't want a nas.
Am planning on building a htpc which will house 2-4 hard drives when funds become available but in the meantime i need extra storage as am running out of space and a enclosure case to run off my existing computer with plex.
Get 2 of these https://www.amazon.com/ORICO-Toolfr...=1491000623&sr=8-5&keywords=3.5+hdd+enclosuream looking for a temporary fix so a enclosure case is 1st choice.
still prefer to build a htpc then get a nas. more powerful unit, able to upgrade components and use it as a computer.