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How do you store your media at home?

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Most home users keep their movies and music on their desktop hard drive? Or do u have a NAS? Never looked at getting a NAS but my movie and music collection is starting to fill me 3TB hard drive on my pc

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I had everything on my desktop, but I was starting to run out of space, so I got a Synology DS413 and three 2TB WD Red drives set up with the Synology hybrid raid (which is essentially just a raid 5). Wanted to load it up with 4 drives, but it would have put me over budget. :( I havent really used all the features that come with the OS, but I love the functionality nonetheless.

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Just chuck them on my various TB HDDs.

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DVDs and SD drives, at the moment.

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On my Windows Home Server

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I have all my stuff on a 3TB external drive.

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WHS, screw cheap NAS drives.

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Music I keep on my primary desktop system, not too worried about sharing that aside from a few to my phone. Movies and such are on an array on a server that's doing other things too, shared over the network to a few computers/devices, a couple of XBoxes running XBMC, etc.

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I keep them on a 2 TB external hard drive.

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Shared folder from my PC over the network. Easiest way IMO.

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My music collection is backed up to three different external hard drives. They're all connected to my main desktop which is accessible via the network to other devices.

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I've got a server feeding to all of the computers in my house.

Server has an 8TB RAID 5 (5 x 2TB) array. 2 x 4TB external disks for backups.

I automate everything with it and it stays up indefinitely. I can stream content from it to my tablet/phone/laptop/desktop/xbox et all.

I'm pleased with it :)

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I have most of my media set up on an external harddrive plugged into a usb3 port on a computer that has Plex on it

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All my media is stored on my NAS, which in turn has media sharing on - so I can stream to Xbox 360. For music, it's locally stored on my desktop, but backed up to NAS (and can stream to 360)

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I keep my on a DNS-323 its got 2 1TB hdd in it configured for a mirror. And i run plex on my imac and mount the nas as a volume on there and then i can watch on other devices etc. Works really well.

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I store everything on my iTunes server (virtualized), which is streamed to various Apple TVs/iPhones/iPads around the house (we are very much an Apple household :p).

That server has a virtual drive on my data store which has access to 12TB of space (shared among other VMs too).

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After losing most of my data in a burglary i keep my personal data in 3 places. One of them is a synology DS213 running 2 2tb discs in mirror. I use the surveillance station on the synology to help prevent further break ins in the house.

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I keep all my media on a networked 1.5TB harddrive

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My media is stored on a hard drive at the moment. The drive in question is a 500GB Seagate Barracuda, which is a fairly new addition to my computer. The old drive, a 500GB Caviar Blue from Western Digital, died on me. The Barracuda was the cheapest replacement I could get. I'll also RMA the Caviar Blue and hope for a replacement drive from WD. 1TB of space would be nice to have.

We don't have any networked drives in my house, but I like the concept and I'll look into it.

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I have all my TV Shows, Movies, and Music on a 3 TB which I use XBMC to stream content from living room

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I used to keep them on DVDs but they are just too small anymore, I have so many stacks of spindles and it's a pain storing them or finding stuff. I now keep everything on a 2 TB external hard drive which is nearly filled and a lot of which I have no backup for so that's kind of scary. I've been waiting for BD-R prices to become reasonable but it seems like that format just isn't taking off.

Now for smaller and important things like family photos, documents, etc. I keep backed up to multiple sources. My external hard drive for quick access, DVD-RAM, and some stuff online. I even have my old family photos on a 640MB MO cartridge though I no longer have a way to read it. Still it's another backup and you can never have enough of those.

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I actually have 3 different places I store my media on. The latest season of TV shows that I follow and movies I have recently got, I store on either my media center PC's hard drive or on my external hard drive. I also have a partition on my desktop where I have older seasons of different TV shows, and older movies as well. As for photos and music, I store all of that on my desktop PC.

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RAID on a Server

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NAS (8x3TB) RAID 6.

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Video, Installation files are stored on a Raid 5 NAS, Music is stored in Google Music Cloud, Photos are on Dropbox.

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