NUC w/ 4GB RAM and 6th gen i3


#1

Considering buying an older NUC that I found a deal on with OS and SSD installed. It is the one listed here on Amazon… https://amzn.to/2LYLatQ

Here are the specs…

  • 6th Generation Intel Core i3-6100U
  • IntelHD Graphics 520
  • 4 GB DDR4 RAM
  • 60 GB SSD

I am planning to attach hard drive to it via USB for DVR recordings. Will this machine support transcoding and commercial indexing? Thanks!


#2

Yes that will make a great DVR box.


#3

Heck yeah! Thanks tmm1!!!


#4

For not much more than that you could have a Synology DS218+ and a pair of WD Red 4TB drives.


#5

I found a lightly used one for $166. This will be my interim machine to prove out the tech. I might invest in a Synology at a later date. Thanks.


#6

I have almost the same question. I’d prefer something more low profile & rack friendly, and a NUC fits the bill for me more than the Synology 218+.

What am I missing out on with a NUC rather than the Synology if I am only using it for a Channels DVR?


#7

It turns out that my $166 NUC was a bust. The person reneged on the deal after I purchased it. Anyway, I decided on an older Dell Optiplex 9020 SFF running an i7-4770 processor, 8GB of RAM, a 128GB SSD and a copy Win 10 Pro to boot. While it’s quite a bit bigger than a NUC, it runs silent, sips power and more than meets the need for my Channels, Plex, HDHomeRun DVR (???) server. The proc has a PassMark score of 9790, so I should be able to transcode 2-3 streams at 720p without much strain. The older i7 is 4 cores with hyper threading, which even the newer i3 couldn’t match. I plan to add a 1 TB spinner for longer term storage. We’ll see.


#8

I’m interested in upgrading my current NAS which is the WD MyCloud EX2. I was thinking of getting the WD MyCloud PR2100. I have read a ton of threads here and always seem to come across most people recommending Synology DS218+ Is this the best NAS for the average user? I would want to be able to stream my recordings from work.I have been using HDHomeRunDVR for the last few years but finally decided to try something different. I used channels before in 2016 when I had an iPhone for a few weeks. I’m back on an iOS device now so i got the DVR. I’m loving the look and added features so far. I’m testing everything out right now before the new fall tv season starts but so far so good.


#9

The major NAS are all pretty similar and easy to use. It’s just a matter of preference. Google the cpu model in both to get a good idea of performance.


#11

thanks for the reply. I shall look more into this