Need help buying a NAS?

I am Having a little difficulty choosing a NAS. My use cases are for For backups, Business file services, surveillance, downloading hard copy movies to NAS for plex, and scanning personal pictures and photographs. I live in Canada Ontario if that helps you with your search. The file services portion is the most important however we still want a NAS that can consistently do the other things. our budget like listed above is $800 CAD to $1400 CAD $1500 CAD being ABSOLOUTE max. this price is not including the price of the drives as we will slowly build up the # of drives. I really hope you can help just like your videos helped me choose out our first NAS. BTW we need anywhere from 6-8 drive bays Thanks, Konrad

KO Konrad asked on 02 December 2020, 17:59
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KO

Thanks so much. We just bought a Blu-ray player and started ripping movies to see how much storage we would need. I was looking at the TS 653D with 12 TB drives and raid 6. We can always get a expansion unit as well. Do you think the TS 653 D can hardware transcode with plex to 4k while running surveillance? The reason I am going with raid 6 over raid 5 is because apparently raid 6 is necessary if you are going with more than 25 tb of storage. This is because more drives can fail while repairing themselves because they are under a lot of stress. Do you guys know if this is true or just BS.