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Continuing from this thread:

http://www.avsforum.com/t/1459269/simple-movie-storage-for-tv-playback

I got the KDLInks unit and now I am looking for an external hard drive, hopefully 2-3 TBs storage should be sufficient (unless someone out there thinks otherwise smile.gif ). The KDLinks has USB (2?) and e-sata inputs. Any recommendations?
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Seagate and WD both have 3TB externals for ~$120, give or take.

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Thanks, that definitely is in my budget. Another question. The player has 4 USB inputs. Although it would cost me more over the long run, would the performance of running multiple 1 TB drives (up to four, utilizing all the inputs), matter that much compared to just one 3 or 4 TB?

Reason is, I don't plan on buying extra hard drives as "backups", (although I do that with my FLAC music files). So if the video files are split up into different drives, and if one drive fails, it won't require a new rip of my entire collection.
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I would not think there would be any performance issues with using all the USB ports if you wanted to use multiple smaller drives. If the UI of the device can pool the files on multiple drives into a single unified list, it should all be transparent.

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Thanks. Well, I went to my local BB today to look at the 1-3 TB Seagates. They had the 4 TBs for not much more $$$, so I said what the heck. smile.gif
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Hey everyone, I started an *Official KDLINKS HD*** Official Thread over here:
http://www.avsforum.com/t/1500875/official-kdlinks-hd-streaming-media-player-thread
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