60 movies x 50 GB = 3TB, roughly, though not all movies are a full 50GB. Probably about 70 movies. And that's with true lossless Dolby True HD or DTS HD MA. It's unlikely there are more than about 70 3D movies you'd want to own right now, so probably a personal 3D library would fit on one drive at this point in time. A personal 2D Blu-ray library? Much less likely. That's why some of us have large arrays for such libraries.
Does the Micca support 4TB drives? If I am going to drop a single drive into the machine itself, it might as well be the largest available for the moment...
My findings with the HiMedia 900A:
1. Plays 3D ISOs from a directly attached
HD with no issues whatsoever...no stuttering and no frame dropping that I can detect.
2. Playing 3D ISOs with a USB attached
drive is a hit or miss situation....plays some of them fine and stutters badly on others. I think it is a bitrate issue.
3. Playing either 2D MKV or 3D ISO over a gigabit network results in stuttering. Playing the same 2D files over the same network using J. River Media Center 17, Media Player Classic, or Zoomplayer or using the SageTV HD300 box results in flawless playback, so I am convinced that the problem is not in my network, but rather in HiMedia's poorly written Linux code.
4. Networking to the 900A is not the best...writing files to the directly attached hard drive is very slow, and when I delete a file, the free space is not recovered. I have to disconnect the drive from the 900A and attach it to a Windows machine to recover the space...very strange.
So, as long as I limit the HiMedia device to playing back 3D ISO files on the single drive I have directly attached, it works fine and I am happy enough. Even if the hardware is identical, if Micca's firmware can sort out some of the issues that HiMedia is not resolving, then it will be more than worth the price...