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Plex, NAS, and Mac - oh my!

KwokfamilyPlexKwokfamilyPlex Posts: 9Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

I recently purchased the Synology Diskstation DS416 with 4 x 3TB disk drives. I want to use Plex with the NAS, and have access to my media files anywhere on any of my MAC devices. My question is simple: Is it better to use the NAS as the media server, or just as storage while using my Mac desktop as the server? Does that mean I will not be able to access the media if my desktop is not running? I'm brand new to the whole NAS/Plex thing, so where do I start when I'm ready to set-up Plex? The NAS is operational.

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  • KwokfamilyPlexKwokfamilyPlex Posts: 9Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    Thanks. I think I'm going to try installing the server on my NAS. If there's issues down the track, I can always install on my Mac and start over again.

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