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I'm rocking an old version of WD My Cloud 2 TB NAS with cloud access. The problem I'm concerned about is that the drives in it are HDD (mechanical, old school) and eventually there will be hardware failure.

I want to get an NAS system that uses SSDs and has a cloud access service (like My Cloud) and I'd like it to work with Plex so that I don't have to worry about my TV not supporting all the codecs, etc. etc.

My research isn't pulling up too much useful, though.

Anyone have any links?

I'm rocking an *old* version of WD My Cloud 2 TB NAS with cloud access. The problem I'm concerned about is that the drives in it are HDD (mechanical, old school) and eventually there will be hardware failure. I want to get an NAS system that uses SSDs and has a cloud access service (like My Cloud) and I'd like it to work with Plex so that I don't have to worry about my TV not supporting all the codecs, etc. etc. My research isn't pulling up too much useful, though. Anyone have any links?

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[–] unruly 1 points (+1|-0)

Could you not replace your NAS HDDs with SSDs?

It might not have the mount points for a smaller drive and replacing/upgrading with a same form factor drive is no small task. On top of it, the hardware and platform of the one I have is so old, they're likely to stop supporting that specific version soon. Take a quick glance at this:

https://community.wd.com/t/rebuild-your-my-cloud-or-upgrade-the-hdd-on-it/91735

It's more time than I'd really like to deal with plus if I brick it, I'll still be looking for a replacement AND my data will be gone. On top of it all, the end goal is to have a unit that will work well with Plex. I know some of the newer ones have the option built-in to support plex but I still need a unit to run and I don't want to have a full PC on all the time just to have a media server (when two are built into each Cloud NAS drive out of the box.)