I recently set up an Aspire Revo 3610 with XBMC and absolutely LOVE it. It is connected to my TV via HDMI and I use it to watch movies and TV shows which are ripped to the HDD. Aside from using it for XBMC, the only other use that computer sees is Hulu and Netflix viewing. However, due to the ripped movies/TV shows, I'm running into hard drive space issues.
I'm looking to expand the hard drive with an external option to between 1-2 TB. However, I'm not sure which method of storage will be the best way to do this.
The only option I am really familiar with is plugging in an external hard drive via USB and having a redundant drive backing it up. This
is one type I've been looking at.
I have found this
product that seems promising but have zero experience with home servers. Can I plug that in, direct XBMC to that drive and be set with up to 2 TB of storage (including 2TB in backup)?
In searching AskMeFi, I came up with this
question. I am aware
of RAID but have zero experience. What are the pros/cons of such a setup? Is this feasible for what I'm looking to do?
Any experiences or suggestions would be great!