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Using 2 computers to host 1 server?

ProgeekzyProgeekzy Posts: 41Members ✭✭

I have my main media computer hosting my server. I am running a little low on hard drive space for TV shows. What i would like to do is take an old 775 board thats collecting dust throw a few hard drives i have laying around together and make, basically, a nas. Can i point my main computer to the 775 and host those files on the main server?

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  • richarddc79richarddc79 Posts: 207Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    That's what I am basically doing at the moment, I have an old core 2 duo which was originally my plex server running Windows 10, with 2 2tb drives in there, and then I have a core i5 laptop running Windows 10 and the latest hardware transcoding plex server preview, with my 2 2tb drives mapped using the standard windows drive mapping, all of this is connected over a gigabit LAN, one advantages I have found with this is I can download/rip/convert/optimise files on the "Nas", without affecting current streaming performance.

    Plex Media Server

    HP Laptop EliteBook 2570p Core i5 Windows 10 1TB Plex Server
    D-Link ShareCenter DNS-320L 4TB NAS
    Gsuite mounted to Windows with everything except Blu-ray rips uploaded to cloud

    Plex Clients

    Samsung UE49MU7000
    Xbox One S
    Fire TV stick gen 2 x 2
    Fire TV stick gen 1
    Chromecast gen 2
    Chromecast gen 1 X 2
    iPhone 7 Plus
    iPhone 7
    iPad (2017) x 2
    iPad Mini 2
    iPod touch
    Fire 7" tablet

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