Question Suggestions for a new NAS

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  1. therat

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    I have a old My Book World Edition (white light) and am looking to replace it.

    I need the new NAS to do the following.
    • Stream Media
    • File backup for PC & laptop
    • backup database dumps from remote location
    For the last one I have a number of websites I need to take backups of. At the moment the My Book FTP's in to the webserver and downloads a backup ZIP file each night, this is done using crontab.

    I have been looking at Qnap or Synology NAS but know WD also produce some.

    Would any of the above be able to do what I need?
     
  2. bubblegum57

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  3. rednotdead

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    Wot he said ^^^^^
     
  4. Synchro

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    Can you run Plex Media Server from it?

    Will it handle transcoding on the fly?
     
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    Depends upon which model you choose. There's basic ones with single or dual disc and higher spec models all the way up to a full rack.
     

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