So with my collection totaling over 300 GB's and counting. I am thinking of no longer keeping it directly on my laptop. With my next laptop, I am going Ultrabook and SSD. So I will be much more limited as far as storage is concerned.
I am planning on getting a Drobo for a home based storage. For movies, music and my backup. Here is where my choices open up or become complicated.
My library is stored in iTunes _______________insert joke here all in Apple Lossless. With my next purchase being a windows computer I am considering moving it out of iTunes. So I will probably have to convert them too FLAC. Which I am not sure if I will lose quality.
Here are my goals long term:
Have my library in more than one location and constantly up to date. Preferably one copy on a external hard drive to take with me. And one on Drobo. Maybe even a third as a bi-weekly backup. I want my entire collection with me at all times.
Movies will start being ripped in HD format to Drobo. However what is a good interface for the TV other than apple tv?
I have heard that WD TV Live is one good choice. But I have not searched past that.
Am I going in the right direction? Also what is a good music library interface, if I decide to leave iTunes but is similar?
Some may ask why the sudden change from apple. Simply put I am getting a bad taste from apples attack on Samsung lately. So I am slowly moving away from them.