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nutta
May 19th, 2009, 11:04 AM
Does anyone have any advice on a good Media center computer setup and NAS storage.

Looking at the likes of a shuttle pc or summing along those lines for a Media center computer and Buffalo LinkStation Live or HP Media Vault for NAS.

any recommendations??

quirkman
May 20th, 2009, 03:21 PM
One thing I would recommend on the NAS is there are some that have the ability to expand which is extremly nice.

Basically if you start off with 4 500gig drives and decide you want terabyte drives you can gradually drop them in and when it receives the last drive after it rebuilds it it will expand the volume. I know ReadyNAS does this. You could also build your own media server. Big problem with this is size of box is bigger and you typically if you want to go hardware raid the card prices are not a pretty site.

Anyways good luck with your choices.