I recently purchased a PR4100 after previously owning the MyCloud 3Tb personal storage device which was full to capcity. I purchased the PR4100 with one intention and that was to run PLEX. I’ve been runing this device for about a month now it works very well and with the built in transcoding engine seems to do the job effortlessly… Until that is, transcoding 4K movies. it struggles to transcode large (56GB) 4K movies, which would have been fantastic had it been able to seemlessly do this and with maybe multiple 4K transcoding streams.
So my question is this. Ive ordered 16GB of ram to upgrade the current 4GB. Will this make much or any difference at all in turns of performance? Also is it possible to ungrade the actual CPU on the PR4100? And if so what type of CPU could I consider that will work on this device? And would that allow for better transcoding of large 4K movies with the right processor?