Qnap TVS-882Br i7 - Plex configuration

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Qnap TVS-882Br i7 - Plex configuration

Post by Mahdois » Sat Jul 06, 2019 4:48 pm

I use a TVS-882br as a plex server for a year.
And here I will upgrade to 10 Tb disks so it will be: 8x 10 Tb seagate nas disks + 2x 512G WD m2 sata disks
My question: for a plex use is it better to configure the Sata disks for cash or create a separate partition with these 2 SSD disks and install the applications on it?
One last solution would be to install 2 other SSDs with an ssd extension card and so I can use 2 SSD for cash and 2 others to install the applications on it.
But is it useful?
Thanks for your advices.

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Re: Qnap TVS-882Br i7 - Plex configuration

Post by dolbyman » Sat Jul 06, 2019 10:13 pm

Dont think cache would help at all (those disks should be plenty fast for sequential reads ..)

application install on ssd might speed up db creation and reads up a bit

I have plex running on just hdd ..loads very quick

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Re: Qnap TVS-882Br i7 - Plex configuration

Post by Cbrad01 » Mon Jul 08, 2019 5:42 am

Hello,
I have my Plex application on SSD and tall of my media on disk and seems to work fine. At one point I did try caching on the disk pool and found performance actually went down. When I thought about it, it made sense as streaming media is not an application that lends it itself to caching.


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Re: Qnap TVS-882Br i7 - Plex configuration

Post by Mahdois » Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:56 pm

thank you for the answers
No need to buy other ssd.
I'm just going to use my ssd for apps :)

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Re: Qnap TVS-882Br i7 - Plex configuration

Post by Trexx » Tue Jul 09, 2019 12:25 pm

Ok.. .for Plex.

Cache won't help you really for your HDD's as the data rate required for streaming is pretty minimal compared to your HDD throughput.

Cache/SSD volume will help you for Plex Media Library functions (DB, Metadata, etc. & Real-Time transcoding).

So I have my Plex install setup on a SSD volume, but all my media files are on HDD.
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Model: TS-877-1600 FW: 4.4.1.x
QTier (HDD): [RAID-5] 6 x 3TB HGST DeskStar NAS QTier (SSD): [RAID-1] 2 x 1TB WD Blue m.2's
(SSD): [RAID-1] 2 x 500GB Evo 860
RAM: Kingston HyperX Fury 64GB DDR4-2666
GPU: EVGA GTX 1060, ACX 2.0(1 Fan), 6GB
UPS: CyberPower AVR1350 Ext. Backup: USB 3.0 Seagate 5TB
Media Boxes: Nvidia ShieldTV Pro, AppleTV 4k, Various Roku's

Model: TVS-673 32GB FW: 4.4.1.x Test/Backup Box
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Re: Qnap TVS-882Br i7 - Plex configuration

Post by Mahdois » Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:55 pm

Thank you very much
Someone can help me to configure my disks (Pools, volume, Raid...)?
I must initialise my qnap TVS-882BR and configure these disks for exlusive plex use.
I have :
- 2x 512 WD m2 SSD (I went to install applications on these disks)
- And 8 x 10TO Seagate Ironwolf (For Media )

At the moment I have no data in this nas
There are many options to configure (Volume, pool , raid...) So I really need your advice.

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Post by dolbyman » Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:24 pm

if you dont want any features like qtier,snapshots,etc

raid6 and static volume

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Re: Qnap TVS-882Br i7 - Plex configuration

Post by Mahdois » Wed Jul 17, 2019 5:32 am

I hink I have a real problem
I made 2 static partitions as you advised me:
- 1 partition with 2 ssd disks for application
- another with 8 disks Segate ironwolf

I installed plex on the first partition and i copied my Movies and series on the 2nd partition.

Everything works very well for 2 days.
And today plex can play movies and series but I can't see the shared directory where movies and series are stored.
But I still see that the partitions shows a used space of 31 TB which corresponds exactly to the volume of my movies and series.

Thank you for you precious help

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Re: Qnap TVS-882Br i7 - Plex configuration

Post by dolbyman » Wed Jul 17, 2019 5:44 am

are the shares still there?

normally shares don't disappear like that

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Re: Qnap TVS-882Br i7 - Plex configuration

Post by Trexx » Thu Jul 18, 2019 1:03 am

Also from WHERE are you trying to look? As admin via QTS console or from say media playback device, pc as guest/non-admin user?
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Model: TS-877-1600 FW: 4.4.1.x
QTier (HDD): [RAID-5] 6 x 3TB HGST DeskStar NAS QTier (SSD): [RAID-1] 2 x 1TB WD Blue m.2's
(SSD): [RAID-1] 2 x 500GB Evo 860
RAM: Kingston HyperX Fury 64GB DDR4-2666
GPU: EVGA GTX 1060, ACX 2.0(1 Fan), 6GB
UPS: CyberPower AVR1350 Ext. Backup: USB 3.0 Seagate 5TB
Media Boxes: Nvidia ShieldTV Pro, AppleTV 4k, Various Roku's

Model: TVS-673 32GB FW: 4.4.1.x Test/Backup Box
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NAS RAID Rebuild Times | Live QTS Videos | | QNAP NAS Guide | Information needed when you ask for HELP | QNAP Links, Tutorials, etc.
2018 Plex NAS Compatibility Guide | QNAP Plex FAQ | Moogle's QNAP Faq

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