View Full Version : NAS with the conglomeration of crap I have
Nov 14, 2010, 04:59 PM
So I have two older PC's running windows XP, yeah I know I just don't want to spend the money to upgrade right now. We also have two iphones (3GS), an ipad, and soon to be an apple tv at christmas. I am suffering from a lack of storage space so I thought about going with an external HDD like My Book Live 2TB from western digital to keep all of our media on. I would prefer to have something that I could access our media on from each device while we are at home, I really don't care about remote access. I do have a fairly extensive home theater and I want to rip the audio CD's at a higher bitrate for better quality. How do I make this happen where I can use the itunes library on NAS?
Nov 14, 2010, 05:07 PM
If you're getting an Apple TV then I'd go with the WD 2TB and connect it directly to one of your PC's, as it will have to be on all the time anyway to stream to the Apple TV.
You should obviously back that lot up as well, so perhaps you need two HDD's.
For accessing the media on your other devices, Air Video should do the job for video, and I'm sure there are solutions for the audio, but someone else will have to help you with that one.
Nov 14, 2010, 05:59 PM
Get an old PC for free from a recycle place and hook it up to your network with a large 2TB internal HDD for ~$80. Let it serve up music/videos/whatever.