So here's my story..I've recently max'd out my 2TB hard drive with movies so I want to upgrade and just go all out with 8TB to make sure I'll be good for a few years. They're for the most part 1080p (some 720p mixed in there) MP4 files. I have Plex setup to read the external drive from my macbook pro went I want to watch a movie on my LG TV. Plus if I'm ever going anywhere to wait in line like the DMV or similar, I'll leave my MacBook and drive on so I can access my whole library on my iPhone. The other bonus is I let my sister who lives across the country access my library and share movies with her. Rather than get another hard drive and have to have my laptop on whenever I want to watch a movie...what are some good home server options? Ideally I would like to have an 8TB drive/server that can sit in the corner and be powered on 24/7 so I can always access my movies whenever I want. What kind of drive/server do you need for this? Can I just get a 4-bay enclosure that has ethernet accessibility and set it up that way? Or do I have to actually get a "server" and install server software on it. Of course the goal would be to do this as inexpensively as possible. =) Any help with suggestions on products and even alternative methods would be great! The one stipulation is that I want to stick with Plex or similar and not use iTunes. I love apple, but why get apple TV when I can already use a built in feature and get to use my magic remote?? For anyone with a newer LG TV you know you use any excuse possible to use the remote...don't lie.