I don't know where to post this, so I'm posting it here. Mods please feel free to move this if it's in an incorrect section.
Hi mortals, your overlord has another question
I was kidding about the overlord. My title outranks it
Anyway. I currently use my ps3 and a hard drive assembly I bought from ebay.
The assembly is not that important, but it's an ide pc hard drive, an external enclosure and power supply that were on ebay. My media infrastructure is no media is saved or streamed from my pc to my ps3 as it takes up too much space on the ps3 as the constant saving of amazon music, tv shows and legal digital copies of my dvd/blue rays, and streaming gets to be a headache after a couple of hours as I have to clear and rebuild my media cache.
My question is within the specifics of the infrastructure I'm using.
I just connect my external to my pc, save, then play on my tv via ps3.
My hdd recently has begun to shut down and restart when I listen to music or watch something... viewing pictures is fine. I know the hdd is ok as it works flawlessly connected to my pc.
A couple of members here mentioned using a raspberry pi.
I know absolutely nothing about these. But I'm interested in finding out..
Can one of these machines just replace my ps3 so I don't have to change anything?
(Basically rpi sitting under my tv, usb connection to my hdd, is this possible)?
I really don't want to change the set up beyond substituting the ps3 for another device, I'm mostly interested in whether it can, cause if it can't then I wont bother as I know a full blown, windows pc will, but is far more expensive.
Can someone who has a similar set up, or knows more than I, get back to me on this?
I was looking at getting this one
They're relisted all the time