first big nas amd or intel £1000 ish



sorry had previously added that i am after a birthday nas but struggling with to get an intel or amd as i am going to be transcoding alot if shows to my phone/ipad this is my first big nas and wanting to make sure i get the correct one to work with plex. i have about £1000 to spend just on the nas no hdd needed


Qnap 453bt


Did I mean the TS-453B ? Seams to only get a cpu score of 2130 that barley one transcoded stream


The QNAP 453BT3 is 10GbE and Thunderbolt 3.
The QNAP 453B is without 10GbE or Thunderbolt.

The Passmark score is indeed low but it’s capable of hardware transcoding due the the GPU in the CPU.
Processor: Intel® Celeron® J3455 quad-core 1.5 GHz, burst up to 2.3 GHz

If you search in the Synology forum for DS918+ or the DS818+ (any of those with the same processor) you can see the results of the fairly extensive testing done by the community.