mac mini plex server upgrading i5 to m1

Daddy k

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ive just ordered a 16gb ram m1 mac mini to replace my 2018 i5, 64gb ram model.

i just use them as plex servers perhaps overkill, but my i5 mini has worked great and i watch lot of 4k HDR movies to my plex app on my main tv, kids watching on their tvs around the home and even more remotely at their mums house

i only got the m1 as it seemed on numbers alone a big jump, and i thought maybe it may be that little bit better for plex transcodes when going from 4k to 1080p for impatient remote users.

i just have an external 14tb drive for my media, ran it for a number of years now with around 2000 movies, a lot of high bitrate 50gb files.

anyone else using a mac mini as plex server and made the same upgrade?
 

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