Synology 6 bay NAS DiskStation DS1621xs+ (Diskless)
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It will probably last for four or five years without requiring warranty support, since they haven't been able to support any product in the last four or five
There are two empty m in the box. The m slots have 2 slots where you can put your own information. Running two drives at the same time. I bought 2 512GB drives from Microcenter. The SSD cache appears not to help with transcoding and as far as I've read, it won't speed up the process
The device I received came with 1 x 4GB of storage. If you use one memory stick (for example One 16GB drive). In the end, I upgraded to 32GB of memory using Arch's equivalent. You can probably get away with 4GB of RAM if you're just using the array to serve files. If you need more RAM to run your NAS, you might need to upgrade the RAM. It is good news that the UI provides a good amount of information regarding the usage of memory and CPU.