$14K Media Sever Coughs Up HD Goodness

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ayssius

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This thing is severely overpriced. I managed to build a 6TB Raid-6 media server for 3,000$. It doesent have quite as many bells and whistles but it certainly gets the job done.
 

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I think that you should have said that it oozes HD goodness rather than coughs up. Better imagery IMO.

I'm curious as to their sales numbers and if they have a realistic target. I mean, I know we (company) would never invest in one, but I'm slightly curious as to what companies would.

 

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or i can build something MUCH cheaper running xbmc

Zotac MAG (~$300) hooked up to each tv
Thecus NAS ... price depends on how many drives and what not .. but i built my friend a ~11TB server for around $2000

hmm, lets see ... 2000+300 ... as far as i can tell thats a smiggen under 13k
 

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Starting around $14,000 There are very few people who would ever consider this, i bet under 1%.

Really... couldn't i build the most kick a*s i7 machine, and call it even for about 10-12k less?

If I had 5k even, OMG the sick PC i would build that would do everything and more that this can.
 
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Is it just me, or does this article read like it's the official press release?
 

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[citation][nom]redplanet_returns[/nom]this is what we call high quality pr0n now?[/citation]

All I know is, I got a memo.
 

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Hey I've developed a high quality porn displaying machine. For around $14,000 I can get you a "porn center" that will allow you to receive nearly unlimited amounts of high quality porn for free and store it in a space the size of a small dog. It's called a computer. PM me for details and special offers.
 

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pppffff. With $14K I would expect a media server to have a robotic arm to pick up disks from my shelve and deposit it into a drive and rip, tag, sort, save everything in order while I play with my prick all day.
 

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anyone that thinks they could make any type of comparable machine for under 5k clearly lacks a refined appreciation for quality audio, clean lines and silence.

Plus, I'm guessing this thing doesn't run on windows so you'd probably have to come up with your own gui too.
 

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It does have severe limitations as well though - its all very well having a fantastic gui for the media library - just a shame there's no way to actually add films to the library using the device since it wont record encrypted material, which basically means you have to extract and decrypt any dvd / bluray on a pc, burn it onto a disc then rip it using the MS1 to its library - sounds like a total ball-ache to me.
 

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[citation][nom]falchard[/nom]$14000 and I only get 12 TB of storage. I can do better with $1400.[/citation]

Well, it depends on the storage solution. Most of the people here are going to think 'hmm, i could do better with $50 SATA drives' but don't understand the price/performance difference with 15k rpm SAS drives + 512MB-1GB of write back cache, etc unless they work around such devices.

It makes me want to gouge my eyes out when I go to the storage section of the forums and see a post about 4 HDDs in RAID0, ten responses with nobody even mentioning RAID1+0 having similar performance and offering redundancy.
 
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