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Just a Newbie Datahoarder starting out with a few questions for those more experienced!

Plan on getting 4 or 5 (or more) 14TB drives by the end of the year.

If I want to make a file/plex server for family, friends, and myself, should I just slap it all in a Synology and call it a day (DS1520+/1621+/1821+), or should I build my own and if so, what should I get?

If I get a Synology, how easy is it to set up software-side compared to building my own (where messing with FBSD is most certainly gonna be a thing)?

How would transcoding work on a Synology (if its even possible) compared to building my own, or is that something I shouldn’t worry about as it doesn’t actually matter?

TLDR, is the simplification of a Synology worth it? If so, why?

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  1. Setting up and managing a Synology NAS is easy as can be.

    Using it as a Plex server, you’ll want to consider hardware transcoding. If someone needs a file converted while playing back (downscaling to save bandwidth, or transcoding the video or audio because of limitations of their playback device) then hardware-assisted transcoding allows a lot more headroom. Software transcoding can easily peg a CPU to max, but hw transcoding can serve multiple users, usually. (4K/HDR is a different beast because HW transcoding some of the formats used requires a newer CPU)

    So the problem is that some Synology NAS devices have CPUs that don’t have the capability to hardware transcode—usually AMD processors. That’s why some folks use old intel laptops or even get a NUC to use as the Plex server itself, with storage on the NAS. That is an added cost.

    Some Synology NASes have intel chips that can hw transcode, but they are not very beefy and may struggle with multiple users watching at the same time.

    And in any case you need a Plex pass to enable hw transcoding.

    In short, if you don’t have a lot of users transcoding at the same time, and if you don’t think you’ll need to transcode 4K video on the fly, then a Synology with onboard graphics could be a good and simple option.

  2. It’s a trade-off.

    I know QNAP offers units with built in support for encoding for video libraries. Synology does offer similar function but you might end up spending more on the hardware as the better the processor and more RAM will help with performance. Another nice to have is a hardware warranty, some internal/external storage expansion and an included interface with native support for Plex. If the unit fails at the hardware level there isn’t much of a path to repair the unit. It normally comes down to replacement of the unit.

    If you build your own system using either client level PC or enterprise level server components and running something like TrueNAS, UNRAID or some flavor of Linux/Debian/Windows you have to build and support the solution yourself but if there is a hardware failure the ability to repair/replace the fail component might have more of an appeal.

    There is no wrong answer just different users with different experiences.

    Personally I’ve built all of my own systems using a mixture of client and enterprise level hardware with enough success but your mileage will vary.

  3. Synology is a good option. I’ve got three of these nases at home.

  4. Well you can certainly save some money with used servers or old desktops for your build.

    The question only you can answer is if its worth your time to setup and maintain your NAS. I have time to tinker with it and I like the flexibility. But when it breaks, it’s on me to fix it. There’s no harm in buying a pre-built solution.