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#31 jerzdawg



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Posted 02 April 2013 - 16:09

mp3s and photos are all stored on my synology nas. great software and I can easily stream music from my nas to my phone or receiver. access to all my photos as well.

old iso's, files, etc are all stored on an external 2tb hard drive.

#32 Kreuger


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Posted 02 April 2013 - 16:25

I have most of my stuff on my 2TB and I really want to use Plex Media to stream it to my ps3 but the damn thing never works. I dunno if it just gets confused because I have it on 2 computers, or what.

#33 freak180


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Posted 02 April 2013 - 17:24

I'm looking to invest in a good, fast, reliable 3 TB HD.. which ones would you guys recommend? And what approach should I go for backing up my movies on it?

#34 +techbeck


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Posted 02 April 2013 - 19:09

I have an external HD that I backup data on using a program called Allwaysync. And I keep a copy on my laptop of course.

#35 +d5aqoëp



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Posted 02 April 2013 - 19:21

QNAP TS-412 4x2TB Raid6 NAS. Useable space: 4 TB.

#36 Tony.


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Posted 02 April 2013 - 19:26

Got 4x1TB Hard drives on a Linux server setup using ZFS as the file system. Basically RAID-5 without write hole issues.

I don't envy people who have single 3TB drives and stores all their data on them. That's a lot of data to go missing if the drive suddenly dies. RAID isn't a backup solution area but it's better than nothing, and ZFS is a better solution over RAID any way.

#37 +Duble Kay

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Posted 02 April 2013 - 19:50

I have an i3 based OpenElec 3 system with 11TB in it that stores all my media (videos and Music). I have all my BD's, HD-DVD. DVD and Music ripped to it. MKV for the video, FLAC for the audio stuff.

Its accessible to the other pc's/devices in the house via NFS asnd Samba

#38 StrikedOut


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Posted 02 April 2013 - 20:04

I store everything on my PC with copies of my videos, music, pictures, install files etc. copied to my NAS (Netgear ready NAS, suits my needs) with the important stuff like the family photos in the cloud to share with friends and family and of course for DR. Everything else can either be recovered or not that important.