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#1 BoDEAN

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Posted 30 March 2013 - 16:02

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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Posted 31 March 2013 - 01:21

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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Posted 31 March 2013 - 01:22

Just chuck them on my various TB HDDs.

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Posted 31 March 2013 - 01:23

DVDs and SD drives, at the moment.

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Posted 31 March 2013 - 01:24

On my Windows Home Server

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Posted 31 March 2013 - 01:25

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

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Posted 31 March 2013 - 01:25

WHS, screw cheap NAS drives.

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Posted 31 March 2013 - 01:27

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.

#9 Growled

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Posted 31 March 2013 - 02:01

I keep them on a 2 TB external hard drive.

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Posted 31 March 2013 - 02:05

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

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Posted 31 March 2013 - 05:04

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.

#12 articuno1au

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Posted 31 March 2013 - 05:09

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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Posted 31 March 2013 - 05:13

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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Posted 31 March 2013 - 05:22

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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Posted 01 April 2013 - 10:26

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.