Need help choosing a Synology.  


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09/08/2019 2:30 pm  

I currently am using a Late 2014 Mac Mini as a home server. It backs up to Backblaze and an old Drobo FS.

I almost never use the Mac Mini directly, and it's biggest role has been as a Plex Server. It seems overkill for that.

So I'm thinking I should maybe sell it, and get a 2 or 4 bay Synology instead.

Will something like a DS418 have enough power for a couple of HD Plex streams? (I don't have any 4k devices).

Or should I pick up something like a DS218Play?

I would like to keep the price of the unit around $500 Canadian, so I can't really afford a DS418Play or Plus.

I'm thinking of retiring the Drobo FS, and using it's 4 drives in the new Synology.