Thanks for sharing this option jconjason.
I'd bet this does work beautifully.
Now if I could 'rant' for just a sec...
But all of a sudden we're at $1100 and that's without a single Dune. Add a couple of those and my CAT 6 and we're likely pushing $1800. Not completely undoable, but anything but what most folks would consider "affordable" either for 2 room playback. That's not an intentional slight, just sayin'.
"my" option of simply connecting 3 of the Seagates puts me at $540 for 9TBS...$1160 with the Dunes.
Although I don't know how much less reliable my route would be.
And not knowing how back-up with this system (or any other storage system for that matter, lmao) works, just how much of those 8/9 TBs of storage is used for back-up? It appears there's some type of back up service with that netgear bay, but at a cost I'm sure.
You guys have served me very well, thanks. It seems this has gotten a bit easier and less expensive over the last 3 years, but it still seems like it will cost me ~$5,000 for a 4 room 20TB playback system: with (3) of those NG bays @ $1750 (12) 2TB HDDs @ $1550 and (4) Dune HD-1's @ $1000.
Call it $4500 wired up.
Still seems awfully expensive for what essentially boils down to hard drives and (4) media players.
And even if you more than halve that experience (like I'm looking to do) you're still talking about $2k).
Again, this is for the serious hobbyist, imo. Nothin' wrong with that.
I still will likely make this leap- thanks for giving me options and ensuring I won't be doing it half-a$$ed.
The best part is knowing it can be done gradually.
Perhaps some can see why I was trying to get my 400 disc blu ray changer to simply be dual hdmi "outputted" and IR controled to a second room, lmao! Not elegant, but 19+ TBs of storage, all backed up, without ripping a disc!
gracias again. This is clearly the future...just a fair amount of more money, time, and expertise.