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4tb comes on sale it's on like donkey kong 😈
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I tried following an online guide for setting up VLC to play discs and I could never get it to work. I store all my Blu-ray rips on a 30+ TB server @ home but occasionally I get a movie I just want to watch once so I just use the PS 3 to play single discs. You will have a much better experience ripping your Blu-ray discs and using a media front end like XBMC, or Mediabrowser for playback.
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post #13 of 17
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30TB server??! I wish i could afford that frown.gif I'm having enough trouble getting 6 bay NAS for 6-12Tb lol.


I doubt I'd rip ALL of my movies... considering the size it would take to do such a thing... But... You never know.
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30TB server??! I wish i could afford that frown.gif I'm having enough trouble getting 6 bay NAS for 6-12Tb lol.


I doubt I'd rip ALL of my movies... considering the size it would take to do such a thing... But... You never know.

Thats what I said to myself. Now I have about 400 movies and 13TB of drive space and I can't wait to see what kind of holiday deals I can find on 3-4TB hard drives. It's becoming an addiction.
 
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I can't wait to see what kind of holiday deals I can find on 3-4TB hard drives. It's becoming an addiction.

I just ordered a 3TB Western Digital green drive from New Egg today for $104. I would like to see them under $100 but that's close enough for me.
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CoolingCoolingOSPower
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Yup that's not a bad price at all considering the past year trend. If no one is using the website www.camelcamelcamel.com I would highly recommend it. You can track the price trend of items from Amazon, Newegg and other third party vendors if you set it up. This way you can determine if you really want an item or not for its current price. You can also setup an alert to send you a notice when the price drops if you are not in a rush for it. Obviously do not set an alert for the lowest price you see in the chart. Instead set a price that's around $10-$15 dollars cheaper this way you do not miss the sale because of a few dollars.

Here is the current annual trend for the 3TB WD green drive for the past year from Amazon.
http://camelcamelcamel.com/Western-Digital-Caviar-Green-Desktop/product/B004RORMF6

Anyway you all should see a price drop on one of the HD's brands for this upcoming Thanksgiving holidays. This happened the last 3 years including the year where there was a HD shortage. I really do not see why that trend would change this year for any reason.
Edited by RogueRage - 10/26/14 at 4:13am
post #17 of 17
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Yea, I'm definitely keeping a lookout on prices for this holiday for the Nas Array. Especially with all these (getting cheaper) high capacity SSD's coming out so fast, i can bet HDD will start dropping again.

M.2 Sockets are already reasching 2.5" ssd's capacities for similiar and some are lower priced...

Definitely going to do that Z97 for the Wifi and M.2 socket. get a nice 60-80gb for OS and Core Programs/Apps, and 2.5" for R.O.M.s and other storage.

Then holiday HDD for the NAS smile.gif
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