Looking for something to finally move my data off my computer. I think I'd prefer to get a NAS box that also acts as a media server and will transcode stuff for my PS3 and my brother's Xbox.
I know the pre-built hardware NAS boxes offer media server capabilities, but I don't think they'll do transcoding of mkv files, or certain avi files I download that for some reason or another aren't compatible with my PS3.
Who uses what here, and does it do the stuff I want it to do?
I personally would prefer to separate storage and transcoding, but a friend has a synology DS512+ and it seems to run plex media server just fine for him.