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Plex Server, NAS vs Nvidia Shield Pro

Discussion in 'Home Cinema & Hi-Fi' started by robj20, Jun 4, 2020.

  1. robj20


    Joined: Apr 9, 2007

    Posts: 8,863

    Hope this is the right section.
    Is the Nvidia Shield a good option for a plex server or is it better to use a NAS im looking at the Qnap 453D has a celeran J4125 CPU.
    Last edited: Jun 4, 2020
  2. Nemesis379

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Dec 25, 2009

    Posts: 1,937

    Location: London, UK

    I've looked at NAS's but for the price you pay, an UnRaid plex server is soo much cheaper for a lot more power.

    If you are not fussed about spending money and want a "set it and forget it" then go for QNAP or Synology, otherwise I'd recommend UnRaid.
  3. Scort


    Joined: Feb 28, 2006

    Posts: 4,007

    Location: No longer riding an Italian

    I have the older 16GB Shield running PMS with ~6TB of media (USB drive and a NAS) and to work flawlessly.
  4. kidloco


    Joined: Nov 3, 2003

    Posts: 4,654

    Location: Up-Holland

    Echo'd here as well. Its the only reason I kept hold of my launch 16gb Shield after recently getting a Vero 4k+.


    Works great and means I don't have to have it running off the PC. I only use Plex as the wife and kids find it easier to use than Kodi which I use. (no native TV app)
  5. robj20


    Joined: Apr 9, 2007

    Posts: 8,863

    After the wife saying she wants simplicity i got the NAS, plenty fast enough, i can overload it, had every firestick and every phone streaming and it was doing it with ease.
    Bonus is it has Pi-hole built in so a quick DNS redirect and thats working as well.
    Means going forward i only need the cheaper none Pro shields to replace the really old slow firesticks.