TS-832X: what graphics card can you install to help PLEX?

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TS-832X: what graphics card can you install to help PLEX?

Post by deathmage85 » Wed Nov 24, 2021 9:39 pm

Hello,

Would a low-profile Nvidia 1050 graphics card work in a TS-832X with a preexisting Qm2 card to help a TS-832X with PLEX transcoding?
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(1) TS-832X - (Hybrid) - (4) 8 TB WD Red Pro in RAID 10, (4) WD Blue 1 TB SSD's in RAID 5 - QM2 Dual M.2 SSD card

(1) TS-832X - (All-Flash) - (8) 1 TB WD Blue SSD's in RAID 5 - QM2 Dual M.2 SSD card

(2) TS-230 - (2) 6 TB's RAID 1 - Backup repository for Veeam BR 9.5

(1) TS-453D - (4) 6 TB's in RAID 6 - File Server with QM2 Dual M.2 SSD card

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Re: TS-832X: what graphics card can you install to help PLEX?

Post by dolbyman » Wed Nov 24, 2021 10:01 pm

That NAS is incompatible with addon GPU

https://www.qnap.com/en/compatibility/? ... ategory=11

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Re: TS-832X: what graphics card can you install to help PLEX?

Post by deathmage85 » Wed Nov 24, 2021 11:31 pm

Well, that settles that, was pondering about getting a TS-453B for black Friday.
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Lab:
(1) TS-832X - (Hybrid) - (4) 8 TB WD Red Pro in RAID 10, (4) WD Blue 1 TB SSD's in RAID 5 - QM2 Dual M.2 SSD card

(1) TS-832X - (All-Flash) - (8) 1 TB WD Blue SSD's in RAID 5 - QM2 Dual M.2 SSD card

(2) TS-230 - (2) 6 TB's RAID 1 - Backup repository for Veeam BR 9.5

(1) TS-453D - (4) 6 TB's in RAID 6 - File Server with QM2 Dual M.2 SSD card

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Re: TS-832X: what graphics card can you install to help PLEX?

Post by dolbyman » Wed Nov 24, 2021 11:40 pm

Also has no GPU support, but the igpu can be used by Plex

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Re: TS-832X: what graphics card can you install to help PLEX?

Post by deathmage85 » Thu Nov 25, 2021 12:08 am

Yup, did some research and saw its processor is beefy enough to do PLEX, will be getting a 1 TB RAID 1 QM2 card with 10GBe on it to further boost performance, and will get another 4 GB's of RAM for it. Getting (4) 12 TB drives for RAID 10. Should be plenty for PLEX and storage of torrents.
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Lab:
(1) TS-832X - (Hybrid) - (4) 8 TB WD Red Pro in RAID 10, (4) WD Blue 1 TB SSD's in RAID 5 - QM2 Dual M.2 SSD card

(1) TS-832X - (All-Flash) - (8) 1 TB WD Blue SSD's in RAID 5 - QM2 Dual M.2 SSD card

(2) TS-230 - (2) 6 TB's RAID 1 - Backup repository for Veeam BR 9.5

(1) TS-453D - (4) 6 TB's in RAID 6 - File Server with QM2 Dual M.2 SSD card

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Re: TS-832X: what graphics card can you install to help PLEX?

Post by dolbyman » Thu Nov 25, 2021 12:12 am

Unclear what you need the SSD's for .. Plex will not profit from it (video serving is a sequential task)

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Re: TS-832X: what graphics card can you install to help PLEX?

Post by deathmage85 » Thu Nov 25, 2021 12:31 am

Mainly going for the 10GbE connection, my home network is 10G and the gaming wireless has a pair of 10G uplinks, so making the network thru and thru 10G. Plus I have QM2 on all the other arrays and I like how it makes file transfers very snappy! :-D
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Blog: https://www.G15IT.com

Lab:
(1) TS-832X - (Hybrid) - (4) 8 TB WD Red Pro in RAID 10, (4) WD Blue 1 TB SSD's in RAID 5 - QM2 Dual M.2 SSD card

(1) TS-832X - (All-Flash) - (8) 1 TB WD Blue SSD's in RAID 5 - QM2 Dual M.2 SSD card

(2) TS-230 - (2) 6 TB's RAID 1 - Backup repository for Veeam BR 9.5

(1) TS-453D - (4) 6 TB's in RAID 6 - File Server with QM2 Dual M.2 SSD card

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Re: TS-832X: what graphics card can you install to help PLEX?

Post by deathmage85 » Mon Nov 29, 2021 2:10 am

Just did the upgrade on the TS-832X to 5.0 and upgraded PLEX and surprisingly the performance of the unit for plex has improved, no more buffering issues. Perhaps the kernel improvements, the enhancements to the QM2, and/or the plex driver have helped it process better. :)

Dunno but ordered a dedicated TS-253D with (2) 10 TB IronWolf NAS drives, so shall see the side-by-side performance of PLEX. This will be a dedicated torrent box with Qbittorrent.
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Certifications: Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert x 3, Microsoft 365 Certified: Enterprise Administrator Expert, Microsoft Certified: Azure Administrator, Office 365 Messaging Administrator, Microsoft Certified: Azure Virtual Desktop Specialty, VMware VCP 5 & 6 DCV/NV, VMware vExpert 2015-2021, CompTIA: A+, Network+, Storage+, Server+, Security+, CySA+, CASP+
Blog: https://www.G15IT.com

Lab:
(1) TS-832X - (Hybrid) - (4) 8 TB WD Red Pro in RAID 10, (4) WD Blue 1 TB SSD's in RAID 5 - QM2 Dual M.2 SSD card

(1) TS-832X - (All-Flash) - (8) 1 TB WD Blue SSD's in RAID 5 - QM2 Dual M.2 SSD card

(2) TS-230 - (2) 6 TB's RAID 1 - Backup repository for Veeam BR 9.5

(1) TS-453D - (4) 6 TB's in RAID 6 - File Server with QM2 Dual M.2 SSD card

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