So I have a mac mini at home that I use as my desktop computer and media server. I have attached a sizable external hdd(3tb) and installed pled on it so it runs all day, and I stream happily. However, Due to the fact that both my Time Machine backups and my media resides on the external drive I have come close to filling it up. I am looking for a suitable solution where I don't have to keep adding an external drive every year and keep sorting out which media is on what drive. I have heard good/bad things about raid arrays such as the Drobo 5d. I like the idea of having my media stored on a continuous volume with redundancy , however since I will be actively pulling data on and off the machine I have heard the drobo is not ideal. Others have told me about NAS such as sinology ,But I already have a decked out mini so why bother with a networked device? So does anyone have any idea what a good solution for a movie/tv show streaming media storage device for me?