Network media storage, what should I get?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by pseudonymph, Oct 28, 2008.

  1. pseudonymph macrumors member

    Aug 10, 2007
    Long story short: My Macbook's 250GB hard drive is getting full, and a large part of it is my almost 100GB music/movie/TV show collection. Here's the current home setup:

    - Macbook (core 2 duo late 07 model)
    - Time capsule 500GB + 320GB USB external drive attached as Airdisk
    - 2 iPhones and an iPod shuffle

    My initial thought to free up space would be to move my iTunes library to the external drive/airdisk, but from what I've read online that doesn't seem to work too well (if I'm wrong please let me know).

    My next thought would be to buy some kind of NAS device like a Qnap TS109. I can add my own storage and it comes with an iTunes server built in, so I can open it up as a shared library. However, I want to be able to load music onto our iPhones/iPods so I need some way to do that through iTunes.

    What do you all suggest I do?
  2. techound1 macrumors 68000


    Mar 3, 2006
    My hubby is in the same boat that you are - 100+gb of media. We went with an external FW drive (with a redundant RAID set-up). So far, so good (it's been maybe 2 months).

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