Originally Posted by jmpage2
It's unrealistic to expect that a NAS will support drives that are developed many years later.
You sell the box (which usually has decent resale value) and buy a newer one. No one said this was a cheap hobby.
Symbology assures compatibility with hundreds of drives there just aren't a lot of 4TB drives on the market at the moment.
I wasn't expecting them (new, emerging, HDDs) to work in tech available now 5 years down the road, but rather, for them not
to be compatible. Just threw it out there a bit rhetorically.
And yeah this IS expensive, no question about it, in my mind. But you would have never guessed that by the vigorous assertions to the contrary made by many in this forum 3 years ago when I was comparing the cost vs a $700 plug and play BD changer. Still don't have any regrets going with the changer...it served me well at half the cost (prolly less, really) but this will indeed be slicker, more versatile and a bit longer in the tooth.
And really, not a lot has changed since then from the $-side, anyway: ~$200 for a suitable media player. ~$500 for a NAS (or a bit more or less) then about $650 for a quad of (4) TB HDDs to configure a 12TB RAID 5 to store it all. Add another $200 for another media player for another room and you're over $1500. And that's not even counting ANY back up drives or the replacement of the RAID 5 drives in the next "x" number of years and it assumes you have the cpu resources and drive(s) to rip BD's.
JamesEdited by mastermaybe - 6/6/13 at 5:51am