New WHS 2011 NAS & AppleTV 2
Posted 24 October 2011 - 02:55 PM
Requirements (old & new):
File Storage + Backup
Streaming Movies & Pictures (AppleTV 2, iPad, etc)
The new NAS will not be sitting out in an open room, so the case doesn't need to be small and I really like the Antec cases. The proposed build is probably overkill, but I would like it to last for some time. I am thinking of using the following components for a build:
Antec Three Hundred Illusion Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Antec EarthWatts EA-500D Green 500W ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply
G.SKILL Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900) Desktop Memory Model F3-14900CL9D-8GBSR
GIGABYTE GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K
1 x (OS drive) Western Digital Scorpio Black WD2500BEKT 250GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache 2.5" SATA 3.0Gb/s Internal Notebook Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Western Digital Caviar Green WD15EARS 1.5TB 64MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
3 x (RAID 5) http://www.newegg.co...N82E16822136513
The primary concern I have is how do I handle connecting the AppleTV 2 to this new NAS? Right now I have my iTunes library stored on the EX495. I then can use it from any of my computers. Obviously I can only have one instance open on any given machine because of the read/write issues. Now with having iOS5, though I am not sure if I will even really need to directly use iTunes since I can sync without connecting to the physical machine. Right now I have iTunes running as a service on my EX495, but I wish there was a better solution (one that doesn't require jail breaking my ATV2). Has anyone else cracked this nut with connecting their ATV2 to their NAS running WHS 2011?
I am planning on using software RAID, unless convinced otherwise.
Any thoughts, concerns, or suggestions? I would really appreciate any feedback!
Posted 24 October 2011 - 04:28 PM
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Posted 26 October 2011 - 09:14 AM
That is what I figured for AppleTV. I am doing that setup now for my various computers and they all are using a shared library that lives on my EX495. Do you have iTunes running on your NAS and can you still open iTunes on a different machine and interact with it there (the actual library, not a shared library). How I have it setup I can only have one instance of iTunes opened up at a time since the "shared" library won't allow simultaneous access, but maybe I just have it configured incorrectly.
Posted 26 October 2011 - 10:41 AM
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