I currently have two regular USB drives to store all my media (audio/video/images).
I'm thinking about "upgrading" my media storage facility to something more usable:
- Hopefully does not need a computer turned on, but can use one if available
- Is remotely accessible and manageable
- Handles synchronization of data (may serve as a backup storage as well)
- Is at least cold-swappable
The main problem with the current status is that the disks need to be close to a turned on computer to be of any use, which is a pain when you mostly use a laptop.
In other words, no remote access, no direct playing of the media, no automatic (ie, without having to use a third party backup or synch tool) synchronization between the disks and my computers' disks.
I'm aware of these 'media drives' that address most of the issues, but I wanted to know if you know of one that solves all of them and also to hear experiences about how do you manage this scenario.