The biggest problem with media servers is disc space. Eventually, no matter how big your hard drive, no matter what you do, you’re going to fill up your storage drive and have to add more storage space. Media boxes like WDTV or Roku can take external hard drives, but there’s always a catch. Like anything, you can have it big, you can have it cheap, or you can have it fast: pick two.
So how about declaring today Escape from Reality Day?
Amazon is selling Seagate’s external, USB 3.0, 4TB hard drive for only $150, which isn’t too far away from what you’ll usually pay for a 2TB model. 4TB would hold 80-100 4K movies based on current information, so what a great way to get prepped for the UltraHD revolution, right?
- Impressive 4 TB storage capacity.
- Save feature enables user-generated content to be backed up from your favorite social network.
- Share feature allows multiple files to be uploaded to social networks at once from your computer.
- Install the pre-loaded NTFS driver for Mac and use the drive interchangeably between PC and Mac computers without reformatting.
- Features USB 3.0 for quick data transfer rates; upgrade to Thunderbolt technology or FireWire 800 with the available additional adapter.
This model retails for $340, so $200 off ain’t bad. So stock up that HTPC, or fill your NAS needs for the next half-decade. Snag it quick, because these won’t last forever.