Quick question for this thread. I currently have a HTPC that runs MadVR to scale 1080p -> 4k quite perfectly.
I am looking to add more storage so that I can rip my UHD collection and play 1:1 backups using JRiver + MadVR. In particular, I would like to utilize MadVR's HDR -> SDR feature for tonemapping.
intel Core i5 4690K (not currently OC'd)
Asus Z97 Mobo
GTX 1080 gpu
Do I need to upgrade anything in order to play UHD Rips using MadVR HDR->SDR function?
Also, and I guess most importantly is that I need to upgrade my storage capacity. I was looking at rack-mount NAS servers and RAID arrays, but they are all in a price range I'd like to avoid.
So I was looking at getting a simple dual-drive HDD docking station that would connect to my HTPC via USB3.0 Inateck Link for Dock
I'm thinking I will then add a single 8TB drive 8TB WD Red
I honestly doubt I'll exceed the 8TB as I only plan to keep digital copies of demo quality discs (Lucy, BvS, MadMax, etc.)
My thought is that I can either expand my storage capability down that road with another 8TB+ drive or setup another 8TB as a RAID1 Mirror via Windows 10 Software RAID.
Am I missing any potential problems here? Will I be able to watch movie rips off this drive with USB3.0 connection?
A million thank yous