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    I'm looking to purchase an off-the-shelf NAS, will be using it for streaming media to my T.V. A single drive unit that supports the lowest running wattage would be good and maybe the ability of downloads as well, ~$200?

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    Bump ...49 views and not 1 answers?

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    I bought a used QNAP TS209 Pro on eBay several years ago and it works well for me. It accommodates two 3.25 inch hard drives.

    The person I bought it from had upgraded to a D-Link DNS320 Share Centre.

    The unit you have mentioned seems to have favorable reviews and will probably serve you well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timelord View Post
    HI

    I'm looking to purchase an off-the-shelf NAS, will be using it for streaming media to my T.V. A single drive unit that supports the lowest running wattage would be good and maybe the ability of downloads as well, ~$200?

    thanks
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    RPi NAS - cost of the Pi and hard drive ...
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    Freenas , been using it for ages , build your own box for under $200 , operating system $0 , dont have to be a brain surgent to configure.

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    Open Media Vault gets my vote

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guiseppe View Post
    RPi NAS - cost of the Pi and hard drive ...
    Personally never had that much luck with a RPi being used as a NAS... Not sure what the Pi3 is like, but using a 1 or 2 Pi was fine with a single drive to one device - anymore users or drives and the performance dropped significantly! It was due to the USB being a bottle neck.

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