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What size SSD do I need to run Plex

CaptJakeCaptJake Posts: 13Members ✭✭

What size SSD do I need to run Plex? All my Movies,TV and Music are on 4 3tb drives.

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  • JamminRJamminR Posts: 2,733Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    BIG one. Especially if you use media thumbnail indexing (so you can see little thumbnails while fast forwarding/rewinding)
    I have about 5 TB of media, my Plex Media Server meta folder is 61,934 MB. That's not including anything but Plex data.
    (That's counting my plugins/related data too, but I'd guess that's only a few percentage points)
    Though I'm on Windows, I'd see no reason the various *nix flavors would require much different for the metadata storage and transcoding cache.

    Server - HW: Intel Core I5-4670K, 16GB DDR3 SW: Win10 Pro + PMS v1.9.7.4460
    Misc. HW: HDHR Extend + 4TB RAID1 (Intel) + 4 x 4TB RAID5 (QNAP w/HGST drives)
    Shares - From: 1  - To: 20(6) - Potential lifetime PlexPass data generating product customer!
    ISP: ~25mbps up/1TB monthly "cap" - (Monthly avg. xfer ~450gb)
    Search the Plex WIKI before asking silly questions.
    Plex stuff I favor - PlexPy - UASv2 - PlexEmail - SS Plex - FMoviesPlus - G2G.FM
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