Excellent model, lowest price ever by far according to CCC.
This is not for people who would enjoy building their own from scratch.
Amazon product: Synology 5 Bay NAS DiskStation DS1019+ (Diskless)
This is a robust enough NAS to be able to stream from Plex, record TV shows with a HD Homerun tuner, make backups of servers and desktops and general all around use. | As a Plex Server, this NAS does a great job. It has no issues streaming 1080p, recording TV shows or watching live TV with a Plex Pass. | Synology keeps its OS up to date with security fixes and feature updates. | The Synology Surveillance Station is great if you have generic video surveillance cameras, like Amcrest, Reolink and others. I have been using this feature for years and purchased the licenses to use more cameras at once. | The 5 bays give you ample space. I have 5 x 10 TB WD RED drives and with RAID, it gives me 35 TB of formatted space. | The Virtual Machine Manager works, but it isolates me from the raw drive images, so I prefer how QNAP easily exposes the drive images their version, primarily for backup purposes. For VM’s, in my opinion, QNAP is a better choice. | The iSCSI feature works well. | This one comes with an external power brick, which I like better than some previous versions of 5 bay Synology NAS’. | Technically, you can upgrade it to 16 GB of RAM if needed for virtual machines. Synology doesn’t support it, but it works. | Depending on your needs, both the DS1019+ (5 bay) and DS718+ (2 bay) are great NAS’ and easily recommend them.