Timeshiftimg my DVDs, how to store the Gb (Tb?) of files

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  1. aicul macrumors 6502a

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    Hi,

    I've finally settled to the idea that "physical" support for my media will totally go. I did all my CD's several years back and now my DVD collection will go.

    I've chosen handbrake to time-shift my movies and this is going smoothly. Homesharing works perfect to stream the movies to the AppleTV and hence the TV.

    My question is related to the storage of the files. There are already 40Gb of files and that will increase much more.

    Anyone have easy functional solutions to recommend based on experience ?


    Forgot to mention, we have a mac mini server with 10.6 SL, but I think that its getting old.
     
  2. chown33 macrumors 604

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    How many DVDs do you have?


    Drives holding 1 TB of data are commonplace. Even 2 TB and up aren't rare.

    40 GB (40 gigbytes) is 0.04 TB, or 4% of a 1 TB drive, 2% of a 2 TB drive, etc.
     
  3. NorCalLights macrumors 6502a

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    I would get two 4TB external USB drives. Use one as your active library, and one as your backup.

    Then, I would sign up for one of the unlimited online backup services (I personally use Backblaze) and start uploading my files to that.
     
  4. aicul thread starter macrumors 6502a

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