Best NAS for Plex 2020

Plex is a fantastic tool that gives access to your media content on all your devices, whether you’re at home or on-the-go. While you can certainly use your PC hard drive as storage device for Plex, network-attached storage (NAS) solution works the best. NAS is high capacity storage that connects your network so that you and other users can access your files anywhere, any time, on-demand.

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Best NAS for Plex server

Synology DS218+

Synology DS218

Features

  • Dual-core 2GHz burst up to 2.5GHz 
  • 113 MB/s encrypted reading, 112 MB/s encrypted writing
  • AES-NI hardware encryption
  • 4K Ultra HD video transcoding

Best NAS for Plex 4K

QNAP TVS-1282

QNAP TVS 1282

Features

  • Built-in M.2 SATA 6Gb/s slots & 2.5” SSD slots
  • Qtier technology and SSD cache enable 24/7 optimized storage efficiency
  • The Network & Virtual Switch app assists network traffic distribution, and re-routes dedicated bandwidth for diverse applications
  • Transcodes 4K H.264 videos on-the-fly or offline*
  • Triple HDMI output for smooth 4K video playback
  • Scalable design with economical QNAP storage expansion enclosures
  • Virtual JBOD (VJBOD) allows to use QNAP NAS to expand the  TVS-1282’s storage capacity
  • Supports QRM+ unified remote server management, QvPC technology, virtual machine and container applications, and storage for virtualization

Best Value

ASUSTOR AS5304T

ASUSTOR AS5304T

Features

  • Two 2.5 GbE ports with up to 5 Gbps under Link Aggregation
  • Up to 56TB. Store live streams on your NAS
  • Overwhelming 4K experience
  • 4GB DDR4-2400 – 30% faster than DDR3
  • Intel Celeron quad core CPU – 30% faster than previous generation.
  • Three year warranty, best in class

Best Budget

TerraMaster F2-210

TerraMaster F2 210

Features

  • equipped with an ARM V8 64-bit quad-core processor a frequency of up to 1.4 GHz
  • read/write speed reaching 124 MB/s (RAID O, WD Red 4TB x 2)
  • With functions including file storage multimedia management, data backup cloud synchronization, remote access multimedia powerhouse and more.
  • the device is suitable for applications ranging from home multimedia entertainment to small office and home office (SOHO)