After a home NAS to stream video

mrdogcat

mrdogcat

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#1
Hi guys,

So after playing with the idea of going with a Synology because it had on the fly 4k transcoding then realising it's probably overkill for what I really want it for, I've settled on the following WD drives that are all within my budget. I just need some help selecting the best one for me. I'll be using the NAS to stream video into Plex via my Apple TV.

My Cloud EX2 4TB (1.2GHz | 512MB) - £220
Western Digital My Cloud EX2 4TB (2x2TB) - Data Storage Device | Alza.co.uk

WD NAS My Cloud Mirror 4TB (1.3GHz Dual-Core | 512MB) - £234.23
WD NAS My Cloud Mirror 4TB EMEA - Ebuyer

WD My Cloud EX2 Ultra 4TB (1.3GHz Dual-Core | 1GB) - £278.56
WD My Cloud EX2 Ultra 4TB Pre Configured 2-Bay NAS - Ebuyer

Thanks so much for your help with this.

Steve

PS. Please let me know if you think there are better ones available for the price.
 
mrdogcat

mrdogcat

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#5
From looking at the ebuyer links and the WD site they say that they all have USB 3.0... Unless you mean something else.

Either way do you have any others you can recommend?
 
SpywareDr

SpywareDr

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#6
Model numbers beginning with WDBWWD and WDBVKW are the only two with USB 3.0 on the Western Digital page I linked to above.
 
SpywareDr

SpywareDr

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#8
Okay, then I guess I'd next look for Gigabit Ethernet and if it will hold the maximum amount of storage you think you might need over say the next five years.