first big nas amd or intel £1000 ish

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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


#2

Qnap 453bt


#3

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


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The QNAP 453BT3 is 10GbE and Thunderbolt 3. https://www.qnap.com/en/product/ts-453bt3
The QNAP 453B is without 10GbE or Thunderbolt. https://www.qnap.com/en/product/ts-453b

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.