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My budget emby server consists of: dual E5-2680 xeons 128 gigs of 1600 ECC ram 8 gig RX580 HP EX950 NVME (boot drive) Rosewill 4u server chassis Storage currently is one 12TB 7200 RPM drive (with room for 7 More) My media collection predates high definition so its a mixture of all common resolutions (DVD, 720p and 1080p) I don't have any plans for 4k outside the home. (1) Does hardware transcoding happen on the GPU or the CPU? (2) If I have a choice, which is better? (3) What is software transcoding? (4) If I have a choice, which is better software or hardware? (5) Is a second SSD for caching a good idea? Thanks in advance The new guy