Confessions of a multimedia packrat
Subject: Systems | November 1, 2007 - 04:11 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Just because your HTPC system is full to overflowing, even thought it has several terabytes of storage doesn't mean you have a problem. All it means is that you have to figure out a way to organize all your files better. OCModShop offers a suggestion on what to do as an alternative to actually deleting some of your favourite shows.
"I, like many Home Theater PC owners, simply don't have enough storage. Even though Terabyte hard drives are
available (and somewhat affordable), I still don't have enough. I have a dedicated seperate drive for music, one
for Recorded TV, another one for movies, another for photos, and another for High-Definition content... and
that's just ONE of my Media Centers!
The physical limitations of the drive also makes organizing difficult. I could mix my high-definition movies with
my normal Divx and X-vid movies, but I don't have a drive large enough to accomodate both. Sure, I could make a
simple JBOD array to make them a logical letter, but this will be a never-ending process of adding more drives to
my box until it is as noisy as a construction site."
Here are some more Systems articles from around the web:
- Thermaltake DH101
VF7001BNC HTPC Case @ R&B Mods
- Antec Veris
Fusion Black HTPC Case Review @ Tweaknews
- Pinnacle PCTV HD Video Capture Card
- Plextor HDTV500U - USB HDTV Tuner Reviewed @ Boot Daily
- The case
of the missing CableCARD-ready set-top box @ Ars Technica
- Moneual Labs MonCaso 932P
Platinum HTPC Enclosure Review @ OCIA